Monday, October 3, 2016


Part of me isn't ready for it to be October. But, mostly, I'm excited. Especially because this year October means a postseason for the Chicago Cubs!! I'm not really a sports person, except when it comes to the Cubs. I've been a fan my whole (albeit, short) life. I grew up listening to Pat Hughes and Ron Santo on the radio all summer long. My parents took me and my siblings to games at Wrigley Field every once in a while. I was so thrilled last year when we got to the postseason, and since I'm a fairly optimistic person, I was hoping for a World Series title. It didn't happen, obviously, but watch out world...this is the year!!!

And what does all this have to do with knitting? Early this year, I decided to make a Cubs sweater. I had loved the idea of the Crackerjack pattern since I first saw it. But I thought, what if I brought that concept to a sweater? I picked out a pattern I've had in my queue for a few years, Madigan. In March, I bought some Quince and Co. Lark in Cubs-inspired colors. I was planning on casting on on opening day, but I didn't start it until late August. But I've been keeping track of all the home/away wins/losses since the beginning of the season. I'm almost to September at this point. Here's a shot from the other day that I posted on Instagram...

Friday, September 9, 2016

Knitting Update and Several FOs

Wow, has it been a while! I haven't been knitting much in the last few months. I spent a lot of time reading and just doing other things I enjoy. I didn't really feel like knitting, and I think knitting should be fun and enjoyable whenever possible. So I took a break. And it felt great! No regrets. I didn't really miss it, and that's fine with me. I'm pretty sure knitting will always be a part of my life, but it might come and go at times. I'm okay with that. I don't want to get burned out on something I love so much.

Here are a few FOs that I never got around to posting. Thanks to my little sister Anna for her photography skills!!

First up, the baby blanket for my cousin who's going to be one before I know it...

Anna likes her artsy shots. :)

A pair of mitts for a friend. They were going to be a Christmas present last year, but I think I'm going to save them for this year. #procrastinator (I'd also like to blame that on bronchitis, too.)

The pattern for the mitts is Leydon by the lovely Alicia Plummer. It's a super fun stitch pattern; I think I have some stash that wants to become a hat in it...

The slouchy hat I mentioned months ago. I started it as a project to knit during the Cubs postseason to celebrate. It took me a while to finish it after they lost. :)

And, finally, a pair of teeny baby socks. Baby socks are the best. They're so fast, and they make you want to die with cuteness.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Leap Year Sale!

All my patterns are 29% off for Leap Year-no coupon code needed. From now until the end of February 29 (Central Time).