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Spring Bloom Mitts

I finished knitting these mitts just before the end of the year. They’re the Spring Bloom Mitts designed by Rachel Atkinson for Loop London. It’s a free pattern, if you want to try: … 68 more words

My first and nth socks

Socks are one of those specialised districts of knitting that seems arcane and intense. I’ve never really felt like I needed a pair – not plain enough, not blank enough – and then something about my mid-thirties obviously caught up with me, and I was suddenly petting variegated and hand-dyed sock yarns like a woman possessed. 361 more words

Ghost Brioche Shawl

One of the things I wanted to learn was brioche knitting. Made popular by Nancy Marchant, Stephen West, Andrea Mowry, Lavanya Patricella, Lesley Anne Robinson, and many more, this challenging stitch technique adds a depth and squooshiness to knitting that I wanted to master. 168 more words



Every person experiences stress in one way or another. Whether it be work, school, family, or merely looking towards the future, life can be stressful. So, in a world full of stress, how can we get that blessed relaxation? 560 more words


Trip: Malabrigo - December 2017

Karl feeling like a mountaineer atop one of the bigger rocks littering Malabrigo’s shores

Mount Banoi at dusk

Mid-day view of the beach with Mount Banoi at the background… 264 more words


Quick-knit hat for gift-giving

I’m all about quick-knit projects, and The Man Hat by Haven Ashley is one of my favorite hats. It’s easy enough for beginners and you can have a finished beanie just a few hours after casting on. 71 more words


f.o. | striped hats.

The Striped Hats pattern by Quince and Co. is for sure my favorite pattern this winter. It’s simple, easy to memorize so the project is good for travel or knitting in public, and they knit up in a day or two. 196 more words