Archive for April, 2011

I just finished knitting the Chicknits’ Vonica sweater–and what a lovely design it is. I’m surprised at the sleeve length and am not sure what I think about it. Care to weigh in? sorry for the terrible cell phone picture…


Last year, I joined Zoe and many other brave souls who pledged to wear clothes they had fashioned themselves for a whole month. Challenging myself to wear at least one homemade item a day was really difficult for me at the time. I didn’t have all that many things to throw into the mix; however, [...]


We returned a few days ago from a fun vacation in Montana, the treasure state. There’s a lot to enjoy about the place, primarily the glorious scenery. The highlight for my kids was playing with my parent’s dogs, Mia & Taz, who are rather fun-loving Bergamascos (Italian Sheepdogs). And there’s a lot about Montana that [...]

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    Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
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  • Ravelry Projects

    • February Lady Sweater 14 March 2014

      02/17/13 - It’s definitely on the small side. I would prefer more ease, but think I’ll get some wear out of this sweater. I also think it may have been a poor choice in project for me. While it was fun to knit, the FO reminds me a little too much of maternity wear. On to BIGGER and BETTER things :)

      02/12/13 - Unblocked, this fits my 8 yo daughter. Hopefully, it will fit me post-blocking. I don’t usually use this many pins when blocking a sweater, but I’m determined to boss my knitting around.

      If it fits me, when done, then that’s ok. If it fits my daughter when done, that’s ok too. If it fits neither of us, I’m going to be a sad little knitter.

      When I cast on for this, I was concerned about the super wash yarn growing a lot during the blocking process. Now that I’ve mostly knit the sweater, I’m concerned that it’s not going to grow enough. It’s rather small.

    • Gelsomina 6 March 2014
    • Shimmer in Blue 6 March 2014

      190 grams two skeins.

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