The best-laid plans of mice and lady bloggers… We’ve been in our house for a little while. Two whole rooms painted. In two years. Also, they are the smallest rooms in the house. We are achievers! This is about to change. We are gearing up for a season of fixing, painting, and gardening. There will also be cooking, knitting, dyeing of yarn, and cats.
I realized that I had not posted a finished knitting project for a long, long time. Here are those cardigans I made for Mr. Pumpkin’s nieces. This is Wee Chickadee by Ysolda Teague. It’s an easy, simple pattern, even with the colorwork. Knit Picks Stroll Tonal. These are some vanilla socks I made for my friend, Penny. These are Graffiti on the Metro mitts. Super simple and fast! These are the socks I made in October (Socktober). Two of them… Continue Reading ››
I love having tons of washcloths available. The ones on the left are just white washcloths from Target. I keep them in this box, also from Target. Storing them upright seems to keep them fluffy. The cloth on the right is a shaving cloth for Mr. Pumpkin. It’s twice as long and slightly narrower. It fits better on your face than a regular square washcloth. This is my soap collection from Goatboy Soap. In the foreground is one of the… Continue Reading ››
We bought a house! YAY! It’s not a new house! YAY! We’ve been fixing, cleaning, scouring, and sorting. This is the hood mid-scouring. I keep resolving to blog more. Now I have reason. Behind our house is a small, lovely park with a creek running through it. Soon I’ll post more.
There is something wonderful about the process of a thing. I’m currently knitting Saltwater in more Sundara Yarn, Fingering Merino Cashmere, it’s deep purple. This pattern is quite easy technically, just knits and purls. But it’s a counting pattern. You can’t just knit obliviously, you’ve got to keep track to make sure you get the welts the right width. My Ravelry friend, Louise, taught me a method for tracking my knitting using a Moleskine and grids. It is satisfying to… Continue Reading ››