Finally Fall

After enjoying a beautiful stretch of unusually warm weather, we are finally feeling much more seasonal all of a sudden. The air is crisper and cooler (though I think it may still be warmer than usual), the angle of the light has definitely shifted, and the trees are moving towards full foliage colors. The earlier […]

Silas’ Elwood Sweater

I just finished knitting Silas’ new sweater, the Elwood sweater, and before I barely had it done he was wearing it.  No surprise as he had been prompting me to finish it so often.  Every time he saw my hands sitting idle, he’d bring me my knitting, “Here’s my sweater, Mama”.  (The fact that it […]

Sophie’s Waltyn Sweater

The last sweater I made for Sophie met a rather unfortunate end.  I think she tied it around her waist while she was riding her bike late this past fall and the wheel must have rubbed against the knit, making quite a large hole and my darning skills weren’t up to the task of that […]

My Clara Cowl

I bought a hank of yarn before Christmas to make a quick messy bun hat for one of my daughters, but I ran out of time.  And then I realized that the daughter I had in mind didn’t wear her hair in a messy bun.  So then I thought I’d make it for another daughter.  […]

January Mittens for Mama

I have long believed that certain items of clothing belong to certain months.  Sweaters for November, loose skirts in July, and mittens in January.  There’s something about the month of January that calls for mittens.  Not gloves, mind you.  Mittens.  And I found myself lacking mittens to wear in January. So what does a knitting […]

Emma’s Knitting

I’ve tried to teach all our children (except maybe Josh) how to knit.  Some get it, some don’t.  Emma and Sophie tried to learn a few times, most recently in January and they even completed a simple project but then the knitting needles were put away and forgotten. Emma asked me for some yarn a […]