What to Knit: Pacific Rest

We’ve reached that stage of Chicago winter where I am completely over it. Even though I know in my heart of hearts that it will not be nice and warm until well into May, I just want to pack up all the puffer coats and set them on fire. Which means, it is the perfectContinue reading “What to Knit: Pacific Rest”

Dream Knitting: Hisho Shawl and an upcoming KAL

When I started knitting at the end of 2019, I couldn’t figure out why everyone kept making shawls. To me the whole thing sounded way too grandma for my taste. Sweaters? Yes. Blankets? Sure. Hats? Definitely. But shawls just seemed like something I would never wear. Haha. What did I know, right? In the summerContinue reading “Dream Knitting: Hisho Shawl and an upcoming KAL”

Sleeve Archipelago

I am on multiple sleeve islands – sleeve archipelago, if you will. I have reached the sleeves in both my No Frills pullover, and my kid cardigan from Sirdar. For all that knitters love to complain about sleeves, I don’t really mind them. After going round and round endlessly on the body of a sweater,Continue reading “Sleeve Archipelago”

FO Friday: Shift Cowl

Well you guys, I finally did it. The Shift, by Andrea Mowry, has been languishing in a project bag since summer of 2020. There’s no good reason for this because it was a very enjoyable knit. I made it out of Primrose Yarn Co.’s Rose Sport in the colorways Emerald Midnight, Tabloid Gossip, and WhereContinue reading “FO Friday: Shift Cowl”

What to Knit: Good Wishes for the New Year

I am an amazing colorwork knitter – in my mind. All of my dream knitting involves wooly Shetland wool painstakingly stranded into intricate traditional motifs. Nevermind that I usually choose vanilla socks and plain stockinette raglans for my actual makes. One day, I am going to be a colorwork master. To that end, I can’tContinue reading “What to Knit: Good Wishes for the New Year”