My latest gift is Cable Swirl Tam and Mittens in the recent edition of Creative Knits. I love the look of the pattern, but I found the written pattern to be a bit difficult to understand. It didn’t make sense in a few spots and didn’t explain that it’s pretty hard to keep the marker for the start of the round when the swirls have to cross over that spot. All in all I figured it out though and I think the recipient will really like it.



I’ve put the Scoop Pullover on hold so I can get my holiday knitting done. I have the extra time to work on projects since I’m out of work so I’m hopefully to have lots of handmade things by Christmas.

I’m almost done these wrist warmers which only took a few hours of knitting:


The pattern is in the current issue of Creative Knitting and called Drop the Gaunlet. It incorporates dropped stitches in the pattern which I’ve never done before. It’s pretty cool to purposely drop stitches and ripped them down. The set includes a scarf but I don’t think I’ll have time for that.


Well I suppose I should have been more surprised when I got laid off this morning. I guess I wasn’t shocked because, I almost saw it coming. For more than a year now I’ve been ignored and I’ve felt like no-one gave a crap about what I did. I guess this is the kick in the butt I needed to move on. Now I have the time and resources to do so.

I’m not sad that I won’t be working there anymore, but I am sad that we’ll will be struggling financially once again. If anyone needs a designer for freelance work or a knitter for just about anything let me know so I can feed my children.


It’s been a busy Fall, but not too busy for knitting. Here’s the red lace scarf completed:


And my latest project is Scoop Pullover from Interweave Knits.