Wednesday, December 4, 2013

gray elf

Little woolie for a newborn.

Monday, November 18, 2013

another isager

I don't know why these simple little hats appeal to me so much, but there you go. Isager on US4 needles for a 12 month head (maybe bigger, maybe smaller).

Friday, October 11, 2013

blue pointy head

Wee little hat for a newborn made with recycled denim yarn.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

little man vest

A little vest for a little guy. Cashmerino on US5 needles with vintage buttons at the shoulder.

blue hat

red hat

Monday, August 12, 2013

tiny little cardigan

For a tee-niny little baby—knit in the wonderfully soft Isager on US3 needles.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

sweet little cotton

A little hat for a newborn using Habu Nerimaki cotton slub, knit on US2 needles, based on a pattern from Purl Soho.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

linen pullover

This was a little boring to make I have to admit, knit from cuff to cuff, but I think it will come in handy. I used a little over 2 skeins of hand dyed Egyptian linen on US 9 needles. Yarn: 
Claudia Hand Painted Yarns in "Silver Shimmer" sport weight.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Buttons are finally sewn on to this little sweater jacket. I'm happy that I remembered to sew a spare button inside too.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

shibui again

This is the same cowl pattern I knit last month—same yarn, different color—fjord this time.

Friday, July 12, 2013

onions in the kitchen

Homegrown onions from Joanne sit on the concrete ledge that Patrick made for us. So beautiful!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

another beret

I love the little white beret and decided I had to make another little-er beret, this time in the brown Brooklyn Tweed Loft I had left over from the pullover sweater I knit earlier this year. US5 needles.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

little white beret

This needs to have a model. It's actually pretty cute. I finished it while in Southwest Harbor, Maine, last week. OWool classic 2-ply 100% organic merino knit with US5 needles. Yarn color: Natural 1000.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

baby jacket

The start to a chunky little sweater coat using Quince&Co Lark Petal wool on US6 needles. Pattern is "Olivia Petit" also from Quince&Co.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

midnight blue cowl

Shibui Staccato (70% merino wool 30% silk, color is "suit") scarf using US7 needles. Simple and soft. I followed a pattern from Ravelry, but any alternating stitch pattern would do nicely I think. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

slow but steady

The sweater grows stitch by stitch.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

try again

Turns out I couldn't live with the mistake. I needed to start this over after reading the stitch chart all wrong. Lesson learned: print patterns out in color. I wasn't seeing part of the direction because I didn't see the color clues in the chart. Thanks to Mimi's help and patience (hooray for the Needle Lady), I believe this is now working as intended. I love the feel of this yarn!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

beginning of next

I am knitting this cardigan also from the top down, with US 5 needles using Quince & Co.'s beautiful Tern, a wool and silk blend yarn. I've made a mistake that I plan to live with. I didn't quite understand the chart and although I knew it didn't seem right, I just kept going. So I have little stripes at the top where instead the zig zag should connect. Pattern is also from Quince: Brock.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

first cardigan

Knit top-down on US9 needles using Shepherd's Wool and vintage buttons from The Needle Lady in Charlottesville. It's light and cozy, perfect for cool spring days.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

one foot stays warm

Thanks to Cort and Pat!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

first socks

This is the yarn my boys gave me for my birthday.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

working on these

Scarf of cashmere on US 4 needles. I may have twisted this twice by accident. oops. I might start over. CO 156.

Top-down cardigan of brown Shepherd's wool on US 9 needles.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

getting there

Blocking is done and I'm actually sewing the pieces together—and they fit together!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

wormie green

Cashmerino for 6–9 months, US4 needles, co 90.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

not for me

I used up a good part of one of the skeins of yarn I got for this sweater. I am not loving it, although the yarn feels good and it seems to knit so quickly since I've gotten used to smaller needles. But realistically, I don't think I would ever wear it other than in the garden and I'd rather spend time making something I really like. So back went 4 skeins to the store and what I started here has turned back into a ball of yarn destined for something else. Maybe a scarf or a hat.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

working the arms

Sleeves two at a time:

Monday, February 11, 2013

sweet little beanie

This is a pale gray (paler than the photos show) and white. I may put a bit of fluffy something on top. Isager Alpaca 2 on US4 needles for newborn. It's soft, light, and delicate. CO 90.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

front done

Below is a swatch for a sweater I may try next. I bought the yarn sight-unseen and don't think I love it, but I'll see how it looks in a larger piece before giving it up.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

fuzzy brim

Pink angora and white cashmerino on US4 needles, cast on 80 stitches. This fits a 6–12 months noggin.