stash dash 2018

I'm participating in Stash Dash 2018 hosted by the Knit Girllls! Stash Dash is a virtual dash race to use up stash and/or finish WIPs. Learn more about Stash Dash in this video! I've set a goal of 3k, which means knitting up 3 kilometers (that's 3,000 meters or 3,281 yards) of yarn between May 25 and… Continue reading stash dash 2018


wedding bunting

Today is our first anniversary! We're currently spending the weekend in Asheville and particularly looking forward to a fancy dinner out at Plant. To celebrate (or, at least, reminisce), I thought I'd share a post about some of my wedding knitting. I began knitting simple shawls for my five bridesmaids in February last year (2017).… Continue reading wedding bunting

June roundup

June Project Roundup Projects finished: 3 Projects started: 3 (and swatching for 1) Projects continuing: 2 It's been a productive month! In June I finished three projects, adding 1,215.7 meters to my Stash Dash goal and a mere 219.2 meters to the Marathon Sock KAL. The finished objects are (top three pictures, from left to right): my Weekender… Continue reading June roundup

harlow hat

My third Andrea Mowry pattern is as many months: the Harlow Hat. Brace yourself for a lot of pictures! I'm not usually a hat knitter -- this is the first hat I've knit since I met my husband in 2013 -- but decided I'd give this pattern a try since I could use leftover sock… Continue reading harlow hat

world wide knit in public day

I celebrated World Wide Knit in Public Day (June 9th this year) by hosting a KIP in Chapel Hill at the Root Cellar Café. I had hoped to have maybe ten people come knit with me, but I ended up having 27 knitters! Some came from as far away as Raleigh. We were one of… Continue reading world wide knit in public day

the weekender sweater

I've been on an Andrea Mowry kick! After my What the Fade Shawl, I've now cast-off my Weekender Sweater as well as a Harlow Hat (post on that coming soon), and I'm sort of making some plans for a So Faded sweater... But back to my Weekender. I *love* this sweater. The Weekender features a… Continue reading the weekender sweater

funfetti socks

Erica Lueder's free sock pattern Hermione's Everyday Socks is one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry, with over 23,000 projects! This pattern is frequently suggested as a great pattern for new sock knitters. I've now knit up my very own pair, in the Funfetti yarn I purchased from Twist Studio during the Carolina Fiber… Continue reading funfetti socks

needle review: louet kollage square DPNs

I knit up my Sonora Sunset Socks on a new set of needles: Louet Kollage Square DPNs. Note: this post is not sponsored in any way by Louet, the company that makes these needles. Square needles are touted as more ergonomic and easier on your hands, perfect for knitters with conditions like arthritis or carpel… Continue reading needle review: louet kollage square DPNs