Archives for the ‘Knitting’ Category


I’ve always been a bit of a fiber junkie. I love it all: thread, fabric and yarn. I tried my hand at spinning back in 2010, but I just didn’t have the time to devote to it, and it got pushed to the “someday” file. One day recently I was ordering some wool batting for […]

wedding gift

Oh hello. Life has been good, spending less time on the computer.  Less time on the computer means more time on the Featherweight. What’s not to love about that? I finished the Paris dress. I’ll have to model it in Paris, bien sûr.  Let me just say that it was not as easy to make […]

Go Gryffindor!

Have I mentioned that I hate summer? Okay, maybe not hate, but I don’t love it in the way that Northerners do.  Every summer I “think” things will be one way (fun and carefree, full of the beach, running around barefoot, and making lots of jam) but the reality of summer in Florida is that […]

still life :: knitting and impermanence

I’ve been carrying this sweater with me everywhere.  Row by row, I had the entire body of the sweater finished and bound off.  It was time to start the sleeves when I realized I’d made a huge mistake. I was pretty proud of myself for not having a total meltdown when I made the discovery. […]

More Sickness and Yellow Stripes

I’m sure you know that the progress on this sweater can mean only one thing: The Boy unfortunately came down with The Girl’s flu.  For some reason the Daddy Monkey and I have been spared (so far, anyway) and for that I am extremely grateful. <repeats to self> I am healthy, I am healthy, I […]

Sickness Strikes Again and Lots of Knitting

The Girl was afflicted with a serious stomach virus over the weekend.  She’s still feeling weak and moving slow, but I think she’s on the mend…finally.  And I didn’t really pop in here to write about that (although it will explain my absence from this space over the last few days).  The silver lining on […]


It is such a small thing that it hardly deserves blogging, but I’ve been making these knitted dishcloths and I’m really liking them.  I made an enormous ball of tulle-yarn and I probably have enough to make about a thousand of these.  Which is exactly how many I want. I’ve lately been thinking about practical […]

Another Pink Sweater

What can I say?  My girl likes pink.  This yarn is a silk and cotton blend from The Infamous Stash, and the pattern is here.  This was a fun and incredibly easy pattern.  I plan on making lots more of these in wool for next winter.  I see it layered with a long sleeved top […]

Spring Busyness

Oh hello there.  I’m still around.  Been spending as much time as humanly possible outside.  And when I’m not outside enjoying spring, I’m inside reading with the kids, or sewing.  I’ve been busy. Really busy. I’ve got spring fever something fierce. I’ve given my kitchen a makeover. I’ve made progress on my Spring Wardrobe Project–two […]


Today I am feeling a bit under the weather.  We’ve had the ickies for the last week and I’m feeling like it can move along any day now.  You hear that?  Any day now. I’m slowing down as much as a stay at home homeschooling mama can.  Trying to get enough sleep and rest.  I […]