Knitting love into Christmas stockings

For the past 3 Christmases, I’ve found myself knitting Christmas stockings for folks who don’t have one. The first one was for our exchange student, Honoka. Christmas in Japan isn’t anything like it is in the U.S. and, even if she had a Christmas stocking, it’s not like she would have thought to pack it…

Knitting projects: reversible cable scarf

I seem to be able to reliably (if infrequently) post about books and knitting. I have a list of knitting projects to write about, so here’s one of them. Reversible cable knit scarf This scarf began its life last summer (2014) when the mom of a student in my spring knitting class asked if I’d…

Knitted cowl made with hand-dyed, hand-spun yarn

Knitting and writing are alike in that both take a long time to create something from scratch that’s worthwhile when it’s finished. And when you decide to not only spin the yarn by hand but also dye it yourself, it takes even longer. I have no writing analogy to go along with that — fortunately,…

Knitting for the digital age: Minecraft sweaters

My kids are crazy for Minecraft. After I made Duncan a Minecraft creeper sweater (OMG, I did not blog about this. It is the most awesome Minecraft sweater ever), Berry initially wanted a similar sweater in skeleton form. But by the time I got ready to knit it, she’d gone off the idea. So after…

Latest knits: the Pikachu sweater

“Knit me something next!” It’s the first thing I hear whenever I finish a knitting project, from whichever kid didn’t just receive a piece of knitted wonder.   Whatever it was that I knitted last wasn’t for Duncan, so his little voice was heard the loudest. So I dutifully planned and created a Pikachu sweater…

Christmas knits

One of the (few) advantages of having pneumonia in December was that it gave me the opportunity to knit and watch a lot of 30 Rock in bed. December knitting means knitted Christmas presents for everyone! String bags Admittedly, I did have some Christmas presents knitted before pneumonia rolled around. Over the summer I started projects…

Spinning the time away

I didn’t have a lot on my Christmas wish list last year, Mostly because I wanted to make sure I got the thing I really wanted: a spinning wheel. And there is was on Christmas morning, unwrapped and waiting for me to get my hands on it. Adam/Santa gave me a previously enjoyed single treadle…

A year of knitting, a year of learning

Note: I started this post in April 2013. Yes, more than a year ago. What happened to posting every time I finished a knitting project? Oops. So here’s what I knit last year (12 months of knitting is all I can manage in one post.) First up, in January 2013 I finished this Child’s Library…

A mission

Our talks this year at the Center for Spiritual Living – Eugene have been based off Mary Anne Radmacher’s book, Live Boldly. I bought the book in January and, so far, have only managed to drop it into the bathtub. I can’t seem to read paper books anymore. So I got the kindle version and…

Feeling knitty

It’s time for my 2012 round up. Of knitting. I meant to post about each project as I finished it. But I didn’t — at least not consistently. So here’s a look back at all the things I knitted in 2012. February A skirt for Berry I can’t remember where I found the pattern to…