November is acronym soup month: NaNoWriMo and NaKniSweMo

November is acronym soup month: NaNoWriMo and NaKniSweMo

Today is November 30th, which means that writers and knitters around the world are making a last frantic push to reach their 50,000 goal.Eight years ago I successfully participated in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Every November, would-be novelists sign up on the site and pledge to write 50,000 words during the month. That's [...]

Out of the loop

Out of the loop

Winter is always a strange time when it comes to being creative/productive. Last winter I made it through the rush of Christmas-present knitting and finished everything on time. Christmas Eve I cast on a gorgeous forest green, lightly variegated, heavy Aran-weight yarn from Briar Rose Fibers to make a hooded cardigan, and that project is [...]

Naknicromo day 2: Inspiration

Naknicromo day 2: Inspiration

I think of inspiration in a couple of different ways. There's inspiration for a specific project, and then there's just the general inspiration to knit. For the former, I find the usual sources really helpful: Ravelry, Interweave Knits magazine, random Google searches, and my ever-growing library of knitting books. But something I find even more [...]