Knitivity: Holy Family

Years ago, my friend Rachel (my prayer buddy Rachel, or as she is known to my kids, either “Auntie Rachel” or “not-spinning Rachel”) gave me a book called “Knitivity,” with instructions for knitting a playful Nativity scene. It went into the “someday” pile, but this last year I realized my kids are at the prime … More Knitivity: Holy Family

Elizabeth Carter

I am so behind on blogging! Right now we are in Maryland, enjoying the summer heat with Jared’s family and getting ready for my sister’s wedding. More on that another day. But the socks I knit last month are definitely worth reflecting on, so now that I have a few minutes – big girls out … More Elizabeth Carter

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

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

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

February 2021 Roundup

This has been an odd month. We’ve taken half the month of school for being between terms and Stringbean’s birthday, and we’re quite out of the habit. I’ve been doing lots of housekeeping and sewing, and frankly not much else. Sewing I’ve already regaled your with all my current hexagon based projects. I won’t review … More February 2021 Roundup

Git ‘Er Spun

I’m pleased to announced that the first of my Make 9 projects is crossed off the list. I did a sweater spin in two weeks! I had this pile of orange and brown fibers that I bought in May of 2010. These decade-old fibers have spent all that time waiting for me to turn them … More Git ‘Er Spun