Today I finished blocking my Sol Dégradé Bias scarf. All I see are flaws when I review my knitting projects, but I do think this small project turned out all right. I attempted a few shots with my dSLR but haven't mastered low-light conditions yet, and the selfie I took earlier was outstandingly unflattering, so this is... Continue Reading →

The scarf I am knitting is turning into a scarf! I am always slightly shocked when this happens, like it is a form of alchemy I shouldn't be able to perform. Writing from: my study. Listening to: "New Person, Same Old Mistakes" by Tame Impala.

And just like that, my scarf turned purple. Writing from: my makeshift study in the dining-room. Listening to: Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 FM The Current.

I started knitting a scarf last night. It's nothing fancy, just a one-skein free pattern from my local yarn shop, but I love the colors of the yarn. This phone snap doesn't do them justice. My skills are rusty so it is slow-going, but knitting is one of the most effective ways I have found... Continue Reading →

Day 330 of Project 365: Sleeved

It's a sleeve! That someday a person might wear! How did this happen? Shout-out to my G+ knitting peeps: thanks for answering my panicked bat-signal. I feel confident that I now know how a sleeve works. Sort of. Enough to assemble it in the proper order when it comes time for this pattern to do... Continue Reading →

Day 285 of Project 365: Doing Something

Sometimes it is important to do something, anything, to break out of a pointless and negative thought-spiral. I was in one of these today after we took our cats to the vet for a yearly check-up. Zen is built like a furry tank, hale and hearty. And we found out that Torgi is diabetic and... Continue Reading →

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