Do I Dare to Knit a Sweater?

Since I began to knit again, only a few months ago, I’ve saved sweater patterns. They are saved to my “favorites” section at Ravelry, and pinned to my knitting board at Pinterest. I even bought a book of children’s sweaters called Baby Botanicals (image link below) mistakenly thinking that a small sweater might be easier….

Casting On “Dewdrops” Triangle Shawl

Windy days are upon us here in east, central Florida and that makes boating and fishing difficult. My son is a Florida native and can’t stand temperatures below 60. The heat goes on and he refuses to consider going boating. Floridians are wimps. Being home has given me plenty of opportunity to knit. Recently I…

Casting On A New Shawl, Which One to Choose?

I have a pattern for a free shawl (Lionberry) which I have tried to knit twice now. I give up after spending another two days of my life getting it started. All my rows end up short, and even when I try to add stitches I get holes in the rows. Obviously, I still need…

Finished Knitting the Scrappy Bias Shawl

The Scrappy Bias Shawl was a free pattern I found at Ravelry (link below). The knitting begins at one point and expands outward by using increases on one edge and decreases on the other, which ends up as an elongated triangle shape. It’s very simple to work and can be knit in so many ways….

Christmas Gift to Me, Milarrochy Heids Hat Pattern Book

Just before Christmas I stumbled across the Milarrochy Heids hat pattern book by Kate Davies Designs. I honestly cannot remember how I came across this book, which comes from Scotland (awesome). I think I saw one of the hats, which grabbed my attention. It was the Tarradale, which is a slouchy, reversible hat with a…