Elizabeth Montagu

Or, “Watch a pair of socks appear.” These are the “Elizabeth Montegu” socks from the new Bluestockings club by Kate Davies. It’s been a while since I’ve knit a pair of socks, and a good while since I’ve knit socks that weren’t plain. The pattern is a delight. It’s also the first time I’ve knit … More Elizabeth Montagu

Chrysler

Yesterday morning, while the snow buntings chittered and pecked in the yard, Jared and I stepped out to take a few pictures of my new Chrysler Cardigan in front of the slowly-melting mountain of snow next to our entrance steps. I’ve been trying to think of suitable words to accompany my completion of this sweater. … More Chrysler

A Bit of Sewing

Do your projects ever come and go in groups? It seems like I start several things at the same time, and finish them around the same time. Projects associate themselves across different crafts, which I suppose helps me to keep moving in all of them at once. Anyway, I am in a finishing-things stage right … More A Bit of Sewing

The Deep Stash Spin

It all started with a date I had with my friend’s drum carder. I kept carding and carding until I had blended my way through nearly four pounds of deep stash, resulting in two sweaters’ worth of batts. The first sweater’s worth became my Tour de Fleece spin last summer, which in turn is on … More The Deep Stash Spin

Sugar and Screens

One really shouldn’t take up a Lenten discipline out of exasperation. But that’s what happened to us this year. Jared was out of town, and I was well and truly fed up with our little addictions and dependencies – mine as much as the kids’. I sent Jared a text, saying “We’re giving up sugar … More Sugar and Screens

Holy Week Sweater

After plugging away at this background project for a while, I found myself unexpectedly in a position of having a completed black sweater just in time for Holy Week. Staging a photo shoot with three children and a tripod has a few challenges, but we did our best. One-piece yoked sweaters work on the principle … More Holy Week Sweater

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When I was a kid, or maybe a teenager, my mum told me a story about growing up. She said she was thirty-five years old when she was ironing one day, and realized she was content with her life. Or that she liked it. I don’t remember her exact words, but that story has cemented … More 35

March 2021 Roundup

Lent is nearly over. It’s been a good one, though our kids are looking forward very much to it being over. The main unintentional casualty of my Lenten discipline of reducing recreational screen use has been my blog. So, this record of what I’ve been up to this month will be a bit of a … More March 2021 Roundup