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,…

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…

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…