Sweater Pockets

This is it. The last stretch of this epic adventure and I’m terrified. Sewing is not one of my skills. I’m capable enough, but am severely lacking in practice. I want to get this right. This sweater and I have been through a lot together. Buying a house. Moving. Kidney stones. Hectic life. No moreContinue reading “Sweater Pockets”

First Design

This sweater will truly be my first original design. I could not find a pattern and so just began taking measurements and making a gauge swatch. I’m not aiming for perfect, but do want it to be easily adjusted for a lot of sizes. Back during the beginning of the Covid adventure, I bought myselfContinue reading “First Design”

I’ve Been a Bit Distracted

Every chance I get I’ve been clicking away with my needles to get a lot of these mitts done. They are my latest design for my Artemis line, only sold at Artemis Massage Studio where I work. They are being added to all the hats I’m still making as well. Right now I’m making brownContinue reading “I’ve Been a Bit Distracted”

The ‘Secret’ Husband Sweater is Done

Finishing a sweater always seems to be so anticlimactic. All the hours of knitting, reading and re-reading the pattern, making notes and tallies for rows and progress, the laddering to fix mistakes, the fittings, and months of sitting in a bag, it just all falls flat when I can sit back and look at itContinue reading “The ‘Secret’ Husband Sweater is Done”

His and My Cable Sweaters

I can feel my husband’s delight every time he sees me working on his sweater. I had been calling it my secret sweater and had, in fact, been working on it in secret for months before other things took over and it sat unattended for a while. Much like the sweater I had been workingContinue reading “His and My Cable Sweaters”

The Kidney Stone Sweater

I’ve been trying to listen to the big old ‘Stop’ sign I was given and really just rest while taking some time off of work. My mom and step dad came with their trailer to help take care of the girls while I was in the hospital. We have a spot for their ‘home awayContinue reading “The Kidney Stone Sweater”

Knitting in the Hospital

One perk of being stuck in the hospital is time to knit. I wanted my most soothing projects with me and my purple sweater is definitely that. The poor garment has been sitting on the back burner for so long that it took me halfway through a row to realize I had forgotten to markContinue reading “Knitting in the Hospital”

A Day of Rest is a Day of Knitting

We had big plans for moving more stuff over to the house today. I even woke up at 7 feeling pretty good about the day. Sunday’s are one of the only days our kids get to really play video games or use my tablet to play games. This morning was like any other Sunday morning,Continue reading “A Day of Rest is a Day of Knitting”