Fluff Nugget progress (15)

As promised, I actually picked up the stitches for the button band right away. It doesn't look like much at the moment since I only managed 2 rows after that. On the one hand, this feels like a bit of a slog since I'm now working over even more stitches than the body of the... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (14)

This photo looks very similar to the previous one, except for the part where both sleeves are finished now! It is really funny how much my motivation increases once I can actually see the finish line of a project. It feels amazing to be done with all of the brioche. The sleeves seem a little... Continue Reading →

Musselburgh Hat progress (5)

I've been spending most of my knitting time working on my cardigan but I've still added a few rows to this hat. It remains the best possible TV knitting since it is completely mindless stockinette. I weighed my cake and I am past the halfway mark on this yarn. The yardage on this skein is... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (13)

This weekend I decided to make myself stop daydreaming about all the new projects I want to make and get back to the ones I already have on the needles. That ended up translating into a ton of progress on my cardigan. Last week I was only halfway through the first sleeve, and now I'm... Continue Reading →

Shortbread Cookies

Baking cookies is not the traditional way to celebrate the 4th of July in the US, but it is absolutely how I spent mine this year. I've been wanting to try these since I discovered how simple the recipe is, and I was not disappointed. They turned out great and were way quieter than fireworks!

Musselburgh Hat progress (4)

What a difference being comfortable has made. Since I swapped back to magic loop earlier this week I've made a ton of progress. And bonus! My hands aren't hurting after I've been knitting for a few minutes. Maybe at some point I'll try again with 16" circulars, if I can try with longer tips. For... Continue Reading →

July 2021 Goals

Happy July! We've survived halfway through 2021 already. It's a bit hard to wrap my head around. I didn't finish many things in June but I worked on many different projects. Completed in June: Rainbow Connection Socks - knitStrawberry Shorties - knit Current WIPs: Wingspan - knitHexagon Blanket - crochetFluff Nugget Cardigan - knitMusselburgh Hat... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget Progress (12)

I've knit a few more rounds of this sleeve, but I think I'm still feeling the frustration of sleeve island. At least it is longer than it looks. I tried it on and it already reaches past my elbow. The pattern calls for knitting this fairly long, to create more of a balloon sleeve. I... Continue Reading →

Musselburgh Hat progress (3)

You can see my progress from the stitch marker where I was in my previous update. It's less than ten rounds, mostly because I was working on my shortie socks nonstop until Monday. I also ended up switching back to doing magic loop on 40" circulars because I noticed that my hands were really uncomfortable... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Shorties!

Here's a sneaky project that came out of nowhere, even for me. I finally couldn't resist the urge to make a pair of socks to try out a shadow wrap heel. Then I combined that with some curiosity about whether I could get a complete pair of shorties out of two 20 g mini skeins.... Continue Reading →

Musselburgh Hat progress (2)

I've made a few inches of progress on this hat since the last time I showed it. It's nothing too much to write home about but at least it is still growing. I'm still completely in love with the colors in this yarn, and really enjoy seeing what is coming next as I knit each... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget Progress (11)

Welcome to Sleeve Island. I had heard of this phenomenon from other sweater knitters, but I did not experience it on any of the other sweaters I've made. Maybe it's the brioche that's the problem, but I am definitely getting sleeve fatigue already and I'm not even halfway through the first one. On my previous... Continue Reading →

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