Usually, I’m pretty happy when I finish a project. Casting off is such a rush. Blocking and weaving in the ends–while tedious in the moment–gives such a sense of accomplishment. And in that initial euphoria, I think I’m always predisposed to (temporarily) overlook a FO’s faults and declare it an unmitigated success. And usually, the longer a piece has been finished, all sorts of little faults present themselves (which is as it should be — I love learning from projects and figuring out how to improve). The love cools to a more reasonable like.
But friends, I think Vatsland is going to be different.
Continue reading “My new favorite sweater”
Hi friends, and happy Sunday!
I’m excited to finally show you a finished object — meet my ginormous Starting Point shawl:
Continue reading “Finished Starting Point, at last”
Oof, the days go fast, don’t they?
It’s the first Thursday of the month again, so time to talk about socks.
So, I have a confession to make … for the first time in maybe a year, I don’t have a pair of socks on the needles!
Don’t get me wrong, I have plans … some plans I am really excited to share as they take shape. But the combination of lots of WIPs and Stage 1 Moving has not been conducive to Starting New Things. Especially if those things require a bit of thought.
So instead, I have some pictures of my finished Favorite Socks to share (as if you haven’t seen enough pictures of them in progress) (on Ravelry here)
Continue reading “Once Upon a Sock: June edition”
Hi friends and happy Sunday!
It is Sunday right?
Continue reading “FO: Arroyo Arrosa”
First of all, thanks for all your responses and encouragement on that pile of unfinished sweaters! Pulling those all out had me feeling a little discouraged, but chatting about it with you all got me excited to re-tackle some of those lovelies … but that’s going to have to wait just a bit as I’m in the middle of a few weeks of lots of travel!
This weekend, Mr. N and I met up in Memphis to attend the wedding of some dear friends. It was an exciting weekend for lots of reasons: our friends were getting married (of course!), neither of us have ever been to Memphis, it was the first time we’d seen each other in over a month, AND it marked the end of our last extended period of separation — woo hoo!
Continue reading “Weekend in Memphis”
When I stumbled into my kitchen this morning in pursuit of coffee, it was 58 degrees. Inside.
So let’s turn back the clock 72 hours, when I was still in sunny California, wandering around botanical gardens and taking pictures of my finished mitts.
My mitts saw some lovely orange flowers …
Continue reading “Finished Mitts!”
It’s the first Thursday of the month, so let’s talk socks — I’ve got sock knitting past, present, and future to share today!
First up, Mr. N’s Smooth Operators, which I finished mid-February, the night before I left California … so I was able to give them to Mr. N before I left.
Continue reading “Once Upon a Sock: March edition”