Babar

So my nephew turned 4 this past weekend & I spent the whole Easter weekend with my brothers, sisters and parents knitting this lovely pachyderm which I edited to fit fingering weight yarn and to be mostly knit in the round. The knitting pattern is from Woman’s Day and it’s free! The crown was a… Continue reading Babar

FO: An Aunt’s Shawl II

I had two of my aunts request shawls from me at my brother’s wedding in October. Shortly afterward, I took my trip to Peru where I bought some absolutely gorgeous yarn! I got started on the first of the two shawls, improvising a zig zag pattern and just loved the final result! It took me… Continue reading FO: An Aunt’s Shawl II

Finished object: Shifting Stripes Shawl

It has been a while since I had a good finished object post. After the ramp up to the holidays and lots of deadline client knitting, I decided to take a break and knit some things that were not BeerSox. I love knitting them and seeing them find their places in the world, but I… Continue reading Finished object: Shifting Stripes Shawl

An Aunts’ Shawl

So a couple months ago, I received requests from two of my aunts for shawls that were light turquoise/green. I told them that the shawls would probably end up being backburner projects and they’d take a long time to finish. But I’ve finished the first of two! I went on my trip to Peru just… Continue reading An Aunts’ Shawl

And the wedding jacket.

So I swatched the lace with the yarn and needles I was using for the wedding jacket and I knit along. And I measured Jehnna and I knit along. And it was lace, so even though it looked a bit smaller than projected, I figured it needed a good blocking and it would all be… Continue reading And the wedding jacket.

Texas Heat

August was a record breaking sweltering month here in Texas. Every single day had a high in the 100’s. It stayed in the mid to upper 90’s overnight every night. Texas is in a severe drought and just as we’ve gotten to enjoy some cooler weather (in the 90’s!) there has been an outbreak of… Continue reading Texas Heat

The afghan adventure!

Two years ago, I decided to knit a queen sized afghan. Simple, right? Well, I wanted to use Tanis‘s yarn for it, and so I had her combining colors for me and take photos so that I could decide from afar. But I was lacking something I love: Green! Tanis and I gravitate towards opposite… Continue reading The afghan adventure!