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”

WIP Wednesday: Look, something shiny!

I know I said I was going to work on my old WIPs, but in the end they just could not compete with a shiny new project. This might be a big part of why I have so many WIPs in the first place. I ended up casting on a cardigan for my daughter whoContinue reading “WIP Wednesday: Look, something shiny!”

What to Knit: Dissent Cowl by Carissa Browning

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. “The Uses of Sorrow,” Mary Oliver It seems clichéd to point out what a dumpster fire 2020 has turned into: Covid, police brutality, wildfires, you name it, it’s happening. It is surprising howContinue reading “What to Knit: Dissent Cowl by Carissa Browning”

Instant Gratification: The Winter Dreamer Hat

Living in the house with three kids under the age of 10 is a little like living in a tornado. No matter how much my husband and I try to clean up, there are countless little hands waiting to mess things up again. And let’s be honest, I am a first-class mess maker myself. SometimesContinue reading “Instant Gratification: The Winter Dreamer Hat”