Category Archives: choices

Rethinking the Stash

So, I’ve just finished my modified Georgetown–more on that later! And this is my 5th sweater for the year! Whoa. And it means I have worked through all of my sweater yarn stash, with the exception of some Brooklyn Tweed … Continue reading

Posted in choices, Georgetown, knitting, sock yarn, socks, stash, sweater, unexpected, yarn | 28 Comments

Good Yarn, Bad Yarn

I did not fully realize it at the time, but I’ve been spoiled by yarn from some excellent indie dyers: 8-ply, squishy, resilient, brilliant, indie yarn. Compared to some, I have only been knitting socks for a brief while. But, … Continue reading

Posted in big questions, choices, keeping track, learning, review, socks, unexpected, yarn | 6 Comments

Cheers to Knitting the Pretties

Sometimes I stare into my stash or I squish some lovely yarn and I think to myself, “how could I knit this??!” ¬†Yesterday, I pulled out some 80/20 Merino/Nylon fingering yarn from Log House Cottage¬†and had that moment: it’s just … Continue reading

Posted in big questions, caked yarn, celebration, choices, favorites, found, indy dyer, inspiration, merino, special, stash, yarn | 3 Comments

In Defense of DPNs

A hot topic . . . in knitting, at least. With magic loop and other circs available, I feel that many knitters have given up on DPNs as old-fashioned and hard to manage. I was knitting on some DPNs in … Continue reading

Posted in big questions, choices, DPNs, knitting, needles, review, tools, why? | 21 Comments

In Progress: Persian Dreams (Worsted)

My 2016 One-Year-One-Blanket is Persian Dreams (worsted) and I could not be more excited. Indeed, just writing up the 2016 To Learn List–and finding out that there was a worsted weight version of this fingering-weight blanket–got me motivated to go … Continue reading

Posted in blanket, choices, color palette, de-stashing, indie, knitting, organization, outside, preparation, yarn | 7 Comments

Are You a Hat or a Sock Person?

One of my blog-heroes, SouleMama, recently noted that hats are the ultimate in portable knitting–that is, unless you are a sock knitter. This got me to thinking that maybe there is a division among us. That maybe one is a … Continue reading

Posted in choices, hats, inspiration, knitting, picking sides, small projects, socks | 18 Comments