Last year I had the idea to make a little keepsake pillow as a housewarming gift for my friend who bought her first home in Brooklyn (the same friend who gave me the wonderful German knitting pattern book described in my last post). This friend is a fairly well-recognized photographer of street art and graffiti, … Continue reading My first attempt at charted lettering
On Saturday I completed my first finished object of 2020. It's a simple top-down sweater called the Book Keeper by Alicia Plummer knit in Shelridge Yarns worsted-weight 100% superwash Merino. I bought a set of the five earth-tone colors, one skein each, at the 2017 New York Sheep and Wool Festival. The yarn was lovely to … Continue reading First FO of 2020–a throwback to 40 years ago?
Last year I attended my first craft retreat. Though it was organized by Trips for Knitters, there was so much more than just knitting going on. Billed as a "stitch-makers retreat," it was an ideal introduction to craft retreats for me. In the almost week-long stay, each of our days was split in half, with … Continue reading Craft retreats are treats for the crafty
Though not a slow year from any other perspective, my count of finished knitting projects was abysmal in 2019. I wrapped up only five FOs in the entire calendar year. Though I did complete my first colorwork yoke sweater (seen above, the SnowFlower), the remainder of the projects were not that impressive: two pairs of … Continue reading 2019 was a slow year in knitting
This past March I spent a long weekend in Montreal with the family to celebrate my birthday. At the end of the trip my mother and I took a side excursion to the city's southeastern suburb of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville to visit Les Laines Biscotte. Though the store carries a wide variety of yarns from diverse producers, it … Continue reading Traveling knitter: Three countries and three amazing yarn stores: Part 2