Fluff Nugget Cardigan finished!

It is finally done! The button band went very quickly, and I was all excited to be nearly done. Then I realized how much finishing was left to do. Luckily I had woven in most of my ends as I went along, but I stopped and checked to make sure I have everything woven in... 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!

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 →

Fluff Nugget progress (9)

I spent a lot of time working on my Fluff Nugget cardigan this weekend. I finished all the panels for the body and got everything seamed up. I've also picked up the stitches for the first sleeve. The next step is learning how to do brioche in the round, since it is different from doing... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (8)

I've finished with the main body of the cardigan and now have split for the sleeves. The right front section went really quickly, right up until I got near the top. Then I had to learn how to do german short rows in brioche. It wasn't super difficult, but it did take a couple attempts... Continue Reading →

Musselburgh Hat started

I have really been enjoying the Needles at the Ready podcast for a while now. Recently Kevin has decided to try his hand at yarn dying, and I was lucky enough to snag some of his yarn during a recent shop update. I wanted to choose a project for it that would be simple and... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget Progress (2)

I've had a lot more time to work on my cardigan since I finished my socks last week. Part of my brain still desperately wants to cast on a new pair of socks right away but I'm trying to resist for now. I'm planning to join a sock KAL that starts on June 1 and... Continue Reading →

Acorns Socks finished!

They're done! I am so incredibly pleased with how these turned out, they really do remind me of acorns. The gradient yarn could not be more perfect for this pattern. I got nervous about running out as I got to the cuff, but I ended up winning at yarn chicken with about 2 g to... Continue Reading →

Acorns Socks progress (7)

This, friends, is what happens when I get excited about learning new things. I went from having just started the acorn cap pattern on one sock, to having almost completed both socks. The acorn cap pattern stitch is a bit easier now that I've had a lot of practice with it. The pintuck was painful,... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget started!

I intended to start this Fluff Nugget Cardigan on Saturday but I got a little distracted. I cast on on Sunday and have added just a few rows. Part of the reason for the slow start was doing the tubular cast on for several hundred stitches. It looks great but it took an entire evening... Continue Reading →

Acorns Socks progress (3)

I worked on my socks much more than expected this weekend. I made it through the gusset on both socks and the heel turn of one. This gusset construction was new to me. It looks very nice but I do wonder if I'll be able to feel those increases as I am wearing the socks.... Continue Reading →

Colorwave Dishcloth finished!

I'm very pleased with the way this came out. I think I may have messed up the finishing and bind-off rows a little bit but otherwise it looks really nice. More importantly, it gave me some good practice with brioche. This dishcloth used up just about half of a ball of Dishie, and I think... Continue Reading →

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