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Our Summer Finale sale went well last week, so much so that we went All Hands On Deck to get everybody’s orders out.

There’s something special about pulling together an order to ready it for shipping, imagining these things going out to people who love to knit as much as I do. It makes my day. It’s like a skein of yarn is a puppy, and we’re fostering it until it finds its forever home. “Off you go, Felted Tweed!”

I’m an endless shopper when it comes to knitting supplies, so I love the orders where I can tell somebody has got an idea cooking. A knitter zeroes in on a new batch of needles. Or somebody has a Zauberball moment. Or Mohonk is heading for its destiny as a sweater. New stitch markers. A stack of Field Guides. We love our gear, right?

Last week, I was with somebody who doesn’t knit and can’t conceive of why knitting is compelling. He asked me what my business is. I just looked at him, knowing that nothing I could say would convey what we knitters are up to, I just said, “Fulfillment. I’m in the fulfillment business.”

A Giveaway!

Speaking of fulfillment, here’s a little giveaway to enter. The prize? A surprise box of knitterly things from the MDK Shop. (Spoiler: no actual, literal puppies will be in there.)

How to enter?

Two steps:

Step 1: Sign up for our weekly newsletter, Snippets, right here. If you’re already subscribed, you’re set.

Step 2: What’s on your needles right now that is fulfilling to you? Let us know in the comments.

Deadline for entries: Sunday, September 18, 11:59 PM Central time. We’ll draw a random winner from the entries. Winner will be notified by email.

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  • My Rhinebeck sweater. It’s the Old Friend Sweater from FG 20 in 2” stripes. Fourteen shades of Atlas. It’s a delight.

    • Im knitting my first Casapinka’s mystery shawl.

    • A shawl for a friend of over 70 years

    • On my first hat that my daughter asked for and was so excited to pick out the yarn for.

    • I’m knitting the Visceral Cowl by Kenneth Moore. Warning graphic photos on Ravelry.

    • I’m on holiday in Orkney and knitting my son, Magnus, Gudrun Johnstone’s PORTY Pullover. I hope it will be finished by next Saturday’s return journey. X

    • Two at a time: Barley Hat by Tincan Knits and The Shift by Andrea Mowry.

    • I am working on a batch of baby sweaters and afghans for the local Crisis Nursery.

    • Putting together a kit for a friend I am teaching to knit, love sharing my passion with others. She has already moved on to hats!

      • Omg. That’s amazing! I’m always trying to snare others into our world and I love hearing about your success!

    • I’m knitting pillows using yarn left from the three afghans I knit this spring and summer. I’m currently on the third (and possibly final) pillow.

    • Working on a Honeycomb scarf. Such fun!

      • Working on multi skein, multi color scarf. Just relaxing knitting!

    • While I wait for Casapinka’s next clue for the Sharon Air MKAL, I’m knitting my favorite thing…toe up socks with self-striping yarn using the general schemes from MDK’s Field Guides!

      • I haven’t even started clue 5, good for you!

        • I’m just starting Jeannette Sloans beaded pillow from Knit Stars 6.

    • A baby sweater for a friend who just had a little girl.

      • A temperature blanket. I love seeing the colors shift, especially as we are entering a new season!

        • I’m knitting a hat. It’s just a simple beanie but I was in a knitting rut. A dry spell. So this hat is bringing me back!

    • I am working on a Carol Feller cardigan

      • Starting my first Andrea Mowry Inclination Cowl. This Spincycle yarn is wonderful!

      • An “under the sky of lei” shawl and the final throes of a plaidadvent shawl for a friend.

    • I’m on holiday in Budapest bringing my Dads ashes home. I bought some yarn here. I’m making a close to you shawl to remember my holidays by.

      • Madder dyed icelandic win and cardigan. The natural dye is glorious!

      • Currently working
        On Pinion from Norah Gaughan’s newest book with spincycle yarn.

      • Such a lovely post.

      • I’m at the tail end of a top down cotton/bamboo sweater for a very special person. I am also using up ends and bits and single skeins of various sock yarns – held double – to make beanies and hats to give to our unhomed community when the weather cools off. And while rummaging in the sock yarn bin, I found I have a pair of toes on the needle (I knit socks toe up, 2 at a time) so I get to start on the easy peasy foot section -yay! And then there are all the other WIP’s that we just wont talk about here.

        • I’m working on a prayer shawl for one of two church knitting groups I belong to.

      • Thinking of you!

        • I just picked up a mitten that’s been hibernating for 4 years! It’s a complicated traveling cable pattern in a contrasting color, but that’s not why I put it down. I abandoned it because the designer does not say where to put the thumb! You have to take measurements and look at charts and guess! But it has been satisfying to pick it up again and JUST DO IT!

      • I’m finishing up a pair of socks that I’ve had on my needles forever. Plus, dishcloths which I love to knit.

  • I’ve been working on a cable sweater that had lost steam sometime last year but now with sweata weatha approaching, I’m buckling down (again – inspiration struck me! ) to see where/why I’m stuck to get myself going again.

  • I am currently knitting a Stephen and Penelope shawl Mautinoa. Just finished a test knit sweater in Atlas for MDK Field Guide # 22 and recently ordered MDK sale yarn for a future product.

    • Too many things! But primarily a baby blanket for a soon-to-arrive great niece.

  • I am knitting both the Sharon Air shawl (a MKAL) and the WeAreMakers Shawl. Both fulfilling, the first for its four-color colorwork variety and the second for its amazing gradient yarn and knit-in-public ease.

  • Love Note is on my needles!

    • Honeycomb Scarf in Japanese Maple and Timberwolf from Barnyard Knits. It has been my summer project and has been so satisfying and comforting that I am regretting coming to the end of it.

      • I’m working on a “welcome box” for a friend’s first child — a daughter. Starting with the blanket, complete with her first name.

  • I’m feeling a bit (just a little bit) quilty over all the yarn I have so I’m furiously knitting hats that I’ll donate to one of the homeless shelters. It’s very satisfying on so many counts: 1) giving something to the community, 2) using up a lot of my one skein yarns, and 3) just the sheet enjoyment of the needles clacking along. All is good.

  • I am working on the brioche cushiest cowl. After frogging it multiple times I have mastered it and am having fun.

  • Another Martin Storey block using lovely Rowan Island Blend, destined to be a throw.

    • My first ever shawl. Pattern be Stacy, (free). Really enjoying.

  • I’m using up some old stash to knit a rolled neck pullover

  • Gift beautiful, variegated alpaca yarn finally working for a new shawl pattern after three false starts!

    • Striped cottons in soft peach, pink and ivory for granddaughters baby girl who will arrive very soon♥️

  • Just finished Little Dream Sweater – a fabulous color work baby sweater with German short rows and a cute star stitch pattern too 🙂 Perfect practice to begin my Rhinebeck sweater – Alpenglow for me this year. Happy knitting!!

  • Altheda sweater by Jennifer Steingass in the most glorious fuchsia from Posh Yarn

  • Casapinka’s MKAL is providing me fulfillment right now!

    • KAL blanket, each square different

    • The Shetland Wool Week hat is on my needles right now – color work is always very fulfilling.

  • Working on the coloring book raglan!

  • A baby sweater. Just because they are quick and easy and fun and will eventually fit someone.
    Kathy

  • I am working on a prayer shawl in bright red yarn. The pattern, Lacy Prayer Shawl, is by Renee Rico

  • I’m knitting a pair of socks for myself, 8 stitches to the inch. Socks — just for me!

  • Norah G counterpane for our daughter. Hope i finish it this year!

  • I’m everything gansey.. sweater and hat.

  • Pressed flowers hat! Just what I needed.

  • I’m knitting a soft squishy baby blanket for a friend who is due in December.

  • right now, i have a lovely shawl in peach and gray, i have put the scarf and ripped it out twice. soon to start that again, and i have a cowl from the upcoming field guide author on a set of needles.

  • A sweater and a shawl. This way I can switch between thick and thin yarn

  • A mitred square blanket of my fingering weight scraps!

  • I’m knitting a blanket for my soon to be born grandbaby. I’m playing with it and making it up as I go. Each stitch reminds me that I’m getting closer to meeting her!

  • I’m working on a cowl for a test knit. Its all delicious slip stitches and fun to keep me entertained!

  • Just started the Kiki Mariko rug. About to start my third little kerchief neck tie then on to a sweater with Tynd, the MoonCrush top and this year’s MKAL shawl with Stephen West.

  • I have recently finished the Honeycomb Scarf and Cushiest Cowl along with a hat. Currently have a wrap using TOV on the needles and I’m also making Christmas ornaments (mini hats, gloves, stars, and ribbon candy). But the biggest fulfillment was going through my stash preparing for a move and culling no out what I no longer loved then finding it a new home at an after school program in town. They will use it to teach fiber arts and I will go back when settled in to the new home to volunteer and pass skills to the next generation.

    • I’m finding fulfillment with all the stockinette in my Old Friend pullover.

  • May(be) Queen. It’s an amazing pattern.

  • Getting ready for my high school reunion, working on a shawl!

  • Rowan Jade Scarf in Felted Tweed and Felted Tweed Colour. Beautiful “Fair Isle” with only two yarns/colours. Autumnal and beautiful/

  • My son’s family recently moved to a mountain village in Germany. I’ve spent the summer knitting the children warm wool sweaters and mittens. Right now I’m working on a shawl for my daughter-in-law.

    • Watch out for customs duties if you mail them. I got bitten this summer by putting the actual worth of the wool on the customs form. I think they charge VAT and duties on everything over €50.

  • I’m in Iceland now on vacation. I went to a yarn shop and picked up some Lopi for a weekender. It will be fun to remember my trip while I’m knitting.

  • I am visiting Provence. Making washclothes as a housewarmimg gift for a close friend in Connecticut.

  • Just finished my Kiko Mariko rug (love it!) and now have a scarf (playing with stash),and some socks on my needles.

  • I’m finishing a pair of socks for my brother (small project for travel/outside the house) and a Bees Knees cardigan for myself (for knitting at home) of which I’m halfway thru the second sleeve so I can crack open the box of Atlas I ordered and start my Rhinebeck sweater!

  • It’s all wonderful…a sock, a sweater sleeve, a blanket square…making something stitch by stitch and playing with colors. I love each of them.

    • I’m loving working on Joji’s Pure Joy shawl. Also, teaching myself Norwegian knitting on a Sockhead slouch hat!

  • I have a sweater on my needles that is finally starting to appeal to me again.

  • Socks (always) a scarf, a blanket, and a brioche colorwork swatch (because I wanted something mindbending.)

  • I am currently loving the Livresque cardigan that’s on my needles.

  • Rhinebeck sweater. Kristlopi by Helene Magnusen. Must get it done for Rhinebeck 2022. Missed 2021!

  • I’m nearing the finish line of a cozy Elah sweater – it’s going to be perfect for walks outside as the cool evenings come again.

  • I’m doing a KAL and making the lovely Killarone Shawl by Erin Clayton using Peerie by Brooklyn Tweed.

  • Knitting a Hitchhiker with hand-dyed rainbow yarn. I’ve added eyelets every 8th row.

  • I currently have Casapinka’s “No Need to Panic” Sweater for myself on the needles in a lovely grassy green. It is a fulfilling project , as I rarely make something for me. I also have pair of socks on needles to gift for Christmas.

  • I’m knitting a stroller blanket for my new grandson Andy. He’s the first baby boy in our family in 35 years. I already have 3 granddaughters, ages 5, 2 & almost 2. The blanket is small & simple garter, knit in easy wash acrylic. Nothing exceptional except that it’s finally blue!! I miss wool & wool blends so much. But leaves outside have begun to turn & Nana is knitting.

  • I’m making the Scotch Broom crop by Wool & Pine – it’s so much fun to knit. I’m also test knitting a colourwork cowl and it’s my first colourwork piece. It has been extremely fulfilling to learn a new knitting skill!

  • I’m working to finish the Esther sweater and am poised to start the Easy V sweater, having just purchased yarn yesterday at the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival. Both are bringing me joy as I look forward to cool Fall weather!

  • I’m on the first row of a Fading Memories Cowl by Ann Budd. Very special, considering the plight of so many. Much of the profits go to Alzheimer’s research. I’m doing mine in green, fading to white.

  • Rebecca Danger’s “Bunny Nuggets” have kind of taken me by storm. I say they’re for the grandkids…

  • I have several WIPs in progress. Socks (always have a pair it’s my take a long knitting), the Sharon Air MKAL, and today I am starting Knitatudes Into The Woods Capelet to be completed before Halloween and before the WestKnits MKAL starts. So you know the usual number of things. 😉 😀

  • I’m knitting my third Leftie scarf by Martina Behm. Trying to decide what my winter project will be. Would like to try atlas yarn so looking forward to those pattern suggestions!

  • I’m knitting my second Kiki mariko, this time in the blue colorway!

  • Isabell Kramer’s SSP (slip stitch party)

  • Socks for Christmas presents!

  • Hand warmers and more hand warmers. Christmas is coming!

  • Right now it’s what’s not on the needles that is fulfilling me. The thought of the future project is the one that’s getting my juices flowing!

  • I’m knitting washcloths with Billow cotton yarn in Natural and Cadet. When no one’s home and I can talk loudly to myself, I’m working on Amy van der Lara’s Beeswax Scarf. Love “the fulfillment business”!

  • I’m working on a shawl for my colle roomier who recently lost her beloved hubby of 50+ years. I can’t be there for an in-person hug.

  • I’m using some of my stash to knit scarves as Christmas gifts,

  • Still working on the Stay At Home blanket for a worthy little guy.

  • I have a Shetland Lace Sampler Scarf, and a color work hat on my needles. I just bound off Andrea Mowry’s Inclinations Cowl and The Feel Good Shawl. Now I am patiently waiting for my fulfillment of Atlas so I can start Grace Notes Pullover from Field Guide 22.

  • I’m half way thru my honeycomb scarf and almost done with hat # 8 of my Christmas gift list – no two are alike and it’s all about textures!

  • I just finished a pink poncho studded with eyelets for my four year old granddaughter. Thinking of a hat it mitts to go with it. I can’t wait to see it on her.

  • I’m currently knitting a Joji shawl, with beads no less, and doing a hat test knit. Always more than one project on the needles.

  • I’m knitting a lacy scarf with yarn I purchased on an epic family trip to Alaska in 2019 recalling every delightful moment. Meanwhile, continuing my ‘million mitten’ goal hoping to enlist some helpers from recently joined crafters group.

  • Working on a Night Blooms. With autumn closing in.

  • Mittens! Mittens! Mittens! Right now I’m doing Julia Farwell-Clay’s Dulaan mittens as alligators with ric rac teeth. The little library in Omro is having a fundraising bazaar in November. At the rate I’m going I should have 15 pairs of wool mittens to donate. Charity knitting I can get my teeth into = fulfillment

    • Omro? Of the Wisconsin variety?? That’s a town name I haven’t heard for a while… I grew up outside of New London. Way to go with your charity knitting!!

  • A 5410 Studio baby blanket in Rowan Pima DK (sadly discontinued) for a friend’s first grand.

  • Our local library holds an annual holiday fund-raiser – a “Mitt Tree” selling fingerless mitts. I begin knitting in the early fall, (on my needles now!) using my leftover yarn from the past year.

  • A snarkometer shawl, a second sock of one skein and a first sock of another skein. I also have an ongoing lap robe from my leftover sock yarn.

  • Just took a lesson on entrelac and am knitting a scarf.

  • Working on two blankets – one each for my grandkids that recently moved to Massachusetts. Every time I pick up the needles I think of their smiling faces and miss them so much!

  • A baby sweater, a patchwork Afghan, a sweater for myself, plus assorted hats. And I really want to see a picture of Karen T’s striped sweater! (In the comment below),

  • I am furiously trying to finish my One Cardigan so that I have it for the upcoming chilly mornings!

  • Andrea Mowry all the way…The Nightshift shawl and DRK Everyday Socks!

  • A sweater for my granddaughter and a wooly hat for my son who has just relocated from the South Pacific to far far Northern Maine! We will need socks, too . . .

  • I’m working on a Melting Marls hat by Stephen West. It’s so gratifying using up little balls of fingering weight yarn.

  • A new test sweater in a new to me yarn.

  • I finally started a half and half triangle wrap. It’s lovely but a lot of knitting.

  • A Hinterm Stein Crabholes sweater in dreamy marled combo of burgundy mohair & wool Can’t wait!

  • I bought new kitchen towels and now I’m knitting dishcloths. It’s not a newly remodeled kitchen but you have to start somewhere.

  • Socks – ALWAYS a pair of socks.

  • Right now I am knitting a pair of socks for myself. Often it is a pair of socks for a woman friend that I call “girlfriend socks”. There is something very satisfing about looking down at my feet and seeing a glorious pair of socks that I have made myself.

  • My needles have a gorgeous Gradient cardigan for our granddaughter’s 10 th birthday….it delights me no end that both granddaughters love getting hand knits .
    Happy Knitting all !!

  • I’m making the Douglas Cardi from Drea Renee Knits. I needed to replace my old cardigan, which has now become the house sweater, no longer fit to wear outdoors. I usually knit scarves and shawls, so knitting a sweater is a bit of a challenge, but fun to see it coming together!

  • I’m working on my first sweater, the Ranunculus, and a Hipster shawl and loving both!!

    • I’m working on a Vanilla Sweater and always socks. One sock gets finished and another cast on!

  • I have just started the cabled goodness of the Must Have cardigan (free from Patons, maybe?) in a gorgeous blue. Need to chart out the repeats so I don’t mess up and then I’ll be off and running!

  • I’m very close to finishing a Turtle Dove sweater that I cannot WAIT to wear. Then it’ll be Socktober

  • I bought wool in Australia on holiday. Beginning a beautiful cabled sweater with lots of complicated twists and turns. Hope I’m up to the challenge.

  • I’m working on (and working on…) a scarf for my husband. I’m itching to get it done so I can start a new, yet-to-be-determined project.

  • Christmas gifts! 3 lovely ladies and 1 lovely gentleman are being gifted this year: 1 pair of socks in my portable work knitting bag, and 2 of 3 huge big stitch blankets are in progress at home! So fulfilling !

  • I’m working on two things right now, Casapinka’s MKAL and Joji’s Lone Skein Shawl.Both shawls are fulfilling because I am using yarn from my stash and the colors are spectacular.

  • I am still working on the Half and Half Triangles wrap that I started in June, and making dishcloths for Christmas gifts for the good FO feeling in the meantime!

  • I’m making socks. Pattern is “zona” by Joanna Ignatius. (The toe up version.)

  • Sleeve Island on the Felix and two shawls for diversion!

  • I’m having a stressful week, so I’m happy knitting a very simple scarf.

    • Me too! Almost finished my cowl hospital knitting, sitting with my husband.

      • I just finished knitting Casapinka’s Ric rac scarf that’s been on my needles allll summer, whew! Now I’ve jumped right into crocheting a poncho for a friend.

  • Knitting a sweater for my 9 year old grandson. He requested dark green with a kangaroo pocket. That boy is so knitworthy.

  • Olgajazzy’s Plus Shawl. My first time doing a mosaic pattern. Pressed Flowers just went way high on my list.

  • Socks, socks and more socks!

  • Gorgeous Pink Squishy Hat ~ looking forward to cooler Fall weather!!

  • Socks…always happy when knitting socks!

  • I’m knitting the Monk’s hood in a beautiful pink Atlas. So fun to knit with this yarn! Now that the weather is cooling here in Colorado I’m looking forward to wearing all my cozy hand knits!

  • Not sure it’s fulfilling . . . yet. Steeked cardigan, which I may not have enough yarn for, Steeked vest, anyone?

  • Using all my odds and ends of felted tweed to knit a Kaffe scarf from an old Rowan magazine.

  • Balleymoney Cashmere jacket and my second Sunset Highway.

  • Working on Andrea Mowry’s Shift Sweater. Was hoping for Rhinebeck but not sure yet!

  • Adult hats, Baby beanies, fingerless mitts, and dish towels. Something for every mood and attention span.

  • Jessica cardigan by Rowan in summerlite 4ply for our godson’s first baby. There’s just something special about knitting for a baby on the way. You knit in lots of love.

  • A vest in all directions. A fun knit!

    • I’m curious. What is your “vest in all directions?”

  • The Cushiest Cowl from Field Guide 21, Brioche. It is very fulfilling!

  • Ever since the end of the last presidential administration, I’ve become more interested in all shades of orange…, so on the needles now is an orange vest with a high low hem. Next in the queue is a Spincycle Nightshift beauty with some orange on it.

  • Pom pom hat inspired by a sunset at my friend’s lake house

  • Learning something new, only taking something apart twice and giving a gift that makes someone happy fills my bucket.

  • I’m rotating a maybe-for-Rhinebeck Old Friend, a just-finish-it-already Cushiest Cowl, and a leisurely Honeycomb Scarf.

  • I am knitting a Zuzu’s Petals cowl and a pair of socks!

  • I currently have 4 pairs of socks on the needles, 3 TAAT, & 1 on 9″, 1 hat and 1 sweater. Lots of “fulfillment” taking place here!

  • I took advantage if the lastest sale and
    decided to try the shaker rag (during Winter) MDK got me back knitting after a 20 yr break!

    • Don’t blink because it’s going fast! I’m using lots of leftover bits of Felted Tweed to knit a randomly striped pillow using FG Painterly as a general guide. I striped the I cord edge too.

  • A simple garter stitch shawl. It has been great weekend travels car knitting this summer and as a plus, the variegated yarn has seemed to match whatever I’ve been wearing when I picked it up to work on it.

  • Christmas knitting! I’m starting early this year as I have ambitious plans to complete sweaters for both of my adult children.

  • Two things at the moment. Knitting a sweater for my daughter-in-law that she requested (!) and Christmas stockings for their two pets.

  • I’m marling a hat from the MDK field guide!

  • My Rhinebeck sweater- the Aspenglow! Love it!

  • My main project is a sinister catdigan in yellow and grey for my son’s girlfriend’s 21st birthday. I’m enjoying seeing everyone else’s answers too 🙂

  • I am the state president of the P.E.O. Sisterhood in DC. We fund grants and loans to promote women’s education. I am doing a temperature blanket using Felted Tweed for the year I am president. It runs May to May so I have a lot of Zinnia top and bottom. It is helping me savor a unique and very fulfilling time. (Also, no puppies.)

  • Three stranded colorwork Norwegian sweaters, and a fourth is waiting to be cast on. One has 1/2 of the second sleeve and buttonbands to go, another is ready for sleeves to be knit separately, and the third is almost ready to divide for the sleeves and finish the body. I love all three and keep switching from one to the other, but I know I’d be better off at this stage to practice sweater monogamy and just finish one! I keep telling myself that I’ll need them because this is going to be a cold winter with expensive heat.

  • Sticking to my Isabel by Norah Gaughan that I’m knitting for my bestest friend…it is my celebration of our 43 year friendship!!!

  • My “dots” temperature blanket in Felted Tweed. It’s become an old friend and comfort already.

    • I’m working on a soft poncho form 9 year old granddaughter in grape ice colorway and a Sparkling Cider hat with beading. My 2nd one.

  • What’s on my needles?….Much like so many of us, I am knitting away on our stand by project, socks. There is always a single waiting to be a pair, right?….

  • A throw for my couch

  • I’m using stash yarn to make a Daily Pullover. I’ve been in a bit of a knitting slump so this was a perfect pick me up.

  • I have a Honeycomb Scarf on my needles in the Summer color bundle. This project has traveled with me to Hawaii and to Houston this summer!

  • I have two projects on my needles right now and both are very compelling and fullfilling. One is a pink and white hooded baby blanket in light weight yarn on #5 circulars. The other is a stuffed bear in super bulky yarn on #11 circulars. Both are made from odd balls of left over yarn that was donated to a charitable knitting group i belong to and the finished products are given to a wide variety charities around the country. Taking random left over balls of yarn and designing and then creating new useful items is very fullfilling. I LOVE it!

  • Knubblechen.
    An adorable little cuddle for babies.
    Such fun.

    • I just had to look this up!!! Adorable!!!

  • My “September” hat. Not every year, but often, I set myself a “hat challenge.” The goal is to knit a hat per month to donate to charity. I try to choose a different hat pattern each month and have a whole library of collected hat patterns that I might want to try. Sometimes, if I’m in the middle of another project, I confess to just whipping up a simple chunky stockinette beanie so I can get back to my main project. 🙂 The challenge also helps reduce my stash of all those single skeins I couldn’t resist.

  • Working on the Gib sweater with Imbue yarn in the Vapor colorway- currently working on the sleeves

  • I’m working on an intarsia cardigan from a published foreign kitting pattern book. It’s got cables and intarsia and from MDK I taught myself the how to’s.
    Long time follower, love you guys! ❤️

  • After having completed a mystery knit-along shawl in fingering yarn, I’m back to a Maggie Jackson sweater in Irish tweed, and the needles (several sizes larger of course) felt like tree trunks at first aft the much smaller needles, but so satisfying because I’m actually seeing so much more progress every knitting session! The yarn is in a beautiful denim blue and can’t wait to wear it with jeans!

  • Just started a huge wrap in Julie Asselin merletto

  • Stornoway throw. After nearly 2 years, finally on the final stretch to the last corner.

  • Finishing Purlstrings (Heidi Kirrmaier) in gray/green Coastal, plus I always have dishcloths and socks on my needles.

  • I’m just finishing a “make-it-up-as-I-go” cotton, mostly garter stitch, sweater. I’ve watched videos along the way to find the best way to seam in garter and how to shape a neckline. I swatched to try out different sleeve edging. I decided to add the same edging to the bottom. It has turned out very differently than my original vision! I’ve enjoyed the journey.

  • I am knitting the Anique vest by Amy Christoffers in buttery soft ultra alpaca chunky.

  • The Choose Your Gnome Adventure mkal is providing a few minutes of fun distraction here and there during a busy period for me.

  • Right now after knitting many pairs of socks for a special homeless project, I have a pair, yes, both, two sets of dpns, in progress for me.

    It feels like a reward for a year of knitting for people in much greater need than mine. After this, I’ll be knitting again for the Ministry, but just now it’s mine, all mine!

  • Currently I’m working on baby hats for newborns for our local hospital. And designing a sweater using mini gradients. Love your posts.

  • A pair of shorty socks!

  • Christmas socks for a coworker to gift to her family.

  • Making The Shift and the Spiraling Cables shawl by Stephen West.

  • Currently making a shawl for myself!

  • At the moment I’m knitting fall leaves, as requested by my soon-to-be sister-in-law, as decorations for the wedding. I don’t know quite what her vision is, but I’m churning out little leaves…knitting with love.

  • The Oban Cardigan and the Card Game Shawl.

  • Turtle Dove sweater. I hope to finish it in time to wear to the Covered Bridge Festival in mid October.

  • I‘m in the last stages of shortening a cardigan based on Åsa Tricosa‘s Dusala pattern which grew in length after its first wash. One sleeve to go, a second bath and hopefully it is ready to wear.

  • I’m knitting a cowl with cables out of some locally raised sheep, undyed, but light & dark in a sweet marl. I took it with me (got to have a travel project!) to Ireland and Scotland in May. Oh, and I’m knitting it on funny red plastic needles that were my grammie’s.

  • I’ve been making blankets to welcome two little boys (brothers) from Haiti who are being adopted by a colleague. I’m knitting in as much love and kindness as I can; these boys have already had enough trauma in their lives.

  • Right now I have one (to be felted) slipper almost complete. Every time I make these slippers I worry that it will be too large, but after the hot water wash all is well. My sons home is difficult to keep warm in winter and he loves the slippers his mom knits for him.

  • Rainier by Kate Gagnon Osborn–fabulous pattern! I’m on the yoke of this bottom-up pullover, which means I am in the home stretch and cooking up my next project from the queue: Felix Cardigan by Amy Christoffers. Yarn wound and ready for that one as soon as Rainier is bound off.

  • Currently working on a Casapinka mystery knit along, Sharon Air. I am using a bunch of mini skeins, and it’s fabulous. Everyone else is on week 5, but I am still on week 3. Loving the adventure!

  • Just about to finish Flaum- my second. I love this pattern.

  • Working on a cardigan with Mohonk (Sagebrush) – my first experience with this wonderful yarn. Part of the yarn was funded by a gift certificate from my sisters – so I get to think of them every time I pick up my needles.

  • I am ready to work a row of bobbles on a shawl from Espace Tricot and my favorite Erika Knight baby hat in pink.

  • A yoked sweater for my 2-yr old grandson, using yarn I bought at the NH Sheep an Wool Festival this spring. For the yoke, I’m using the same yarn I used in the yoke of a sweater I just finished for myself.

  • Just beginning the Glide shawl from Dawn Barker. Super excited to learn the technique of assigned pooling!

  • Shifty!

  • I’m now on the sleeves of a Marie Amelie color work yoke top down sweater for my friend’s toddler. I forgot how fast (and fulfilling) it is to knit a small size!

  • 2 things are vying for my attention- the first is Alpenglow 2 the second is Sharon Air- I love a good mystery.

  • Ingrid – a Norwegian genser pattern and I’m just about to start the stranded knitting at the yoke

  • I am knitting a Gib II in Wing&A Prayer worsted as my son’s Rhinebeck sweater. He needs a wooly uniform as he chats about Tammy’s Valais Blacknose sheep.

  • The Mood Cardigan

  • I’m knitting Elah, an Isabell Kraemer sweater

  • Shockingly, I don’t have anything on my needles right now! In my defense, I just had a baby. But I have a swatch in the wash, and once I measure the blocked version I’ll be casting on a sweater for my older daughter. (Baby already got a baby blanket, a toy, and a sweater, so now it’s big sister’s turn.)

  • None of the eleventy projects on my needles are inspiring me right now and all I want to do is cast on the new pretty yarn I bought at a fibre festival yesterday!

  • The Elah sweater by Isabell Kraemer. I love it!

  • I’m knitting headbands for my knitting friends as Christmas presents using two different skeins of variegated fingering weight yarn. They are cheerful and a joy to knit!

  • Pressed Flowers Hat

  • Two temperature blankets … one for my sister in Connecticut and another for my son and his wife in Michigan. Lots of other things, too, but these allow me time each day thinking of people I love.

  • I got caught between knits. I’m awaiting an order of Atlas, to arrive on Monday, for a Cider Mill pullover.

  • I’m working on scarves for the Red Scarf Project. I have two completed and a few more to go!

  • Nightshirt by Andrea Mowry in Freia minis Loving the stitch made with this yarn

  • I am making a baby blanket for a friend’s new granddaughter.

  • I am making a baby sweater for a soon to arrive great-niece.

  • Lots of projects but most recently a blanket for a sister about to start chemo.

  • Two fulfilling projects: An Easy V pullover (I’m on the sleeves!) and a mosaic color work hat.

  • Kirwin is on my needles – finally! I first saw Kirwin on someone in the Green Mountain Spinnery booth at Vogue Knitting in Manhattan many years ago. She gave me the name of the pattern which I bought right away and then wondered what yarn from my considerable stash would work. Well nothing would do but then the exact yarn in the perfect color popped up in my email on sale this summer. The moral is don’t give up on old patterns you love

  • My 6 year old granddaughter looked totally stricken when she opened my birthday present to her, 2 books. She looked at me and said “Grandma you didn’t make me anything. I wanted a mermaid”.
    I’ve got a mermaid tail blanket on my needles. Can’t disappointed Rylyn.

  • I am using up some stash yarns that I combined to make a scarf, and it is really surprising me how much I like it

  • I am knitting hats and cowls for Christmas at Sea an organization in Newark that provides gifts to mariners who are in port from November through the first of the year. They will not be home for Christmas so Christmas comes to them. Also, Knitted Knockers has been an organization I have supported for a couple of years and will add them to my projects as soon as my yarn arrives.

  • I’m working on a roll neck sweater for my new grandson. I’m using up leftovers from a baby sac I knit him earlier – crazy stripes!

    • Knitting furiously on a baby blanket for a shower this Saturday. Wavy Baby Blanket by Haley Waxberg – Just starting wave 5 of 7, will I make it? Baby yarn doubled on #10-1/2, updating baby pastels by adding muted blue-gray and “millenial gray” to white, multi, yellow, aqua, pink… Already finished a rose-pink Cabriole shrug for the baby… A Lone Skein shawl underway for the Joji Fall KAL. Just got the yarn for a Lace & Fade Boxy…. And a new skein of yarn from MDK, Barnyard Knits fingering, that wd be perfect for (another) Lone Skein shawl. Cd I finish the sleeves on my rust-colored Ursa Minor sweater in time to wear it to the shower???

  • I’m trying to finish up some WIPs before diving into fall knitting, so a color block mohair scarf, among others.

  • I have to graft the last six stitches of i-cord edging and then I’m done with Stephen West’s Bubbles and Brioche shawl.

  • I’m knitting a Stephen West cowl called Batad. The project traveled with me on a Scandinavian cruise and now on a cross country road trip

  • The beautiful Lunenburg pullover with it’s colorwork yoke.

  • The final inches on the second sleeve of a fingering weight sweater (nokonoko). Almost there…..

  • Nothing exciting, but soothing to knit: a large throw or, if youngest Grand has her way, a new blanket for Herself.

  • Last sleeve of my Kermit the Frog green Seela sweater. It is light, lovely, the right amount of fuzzy and will be perfect for my fall trip to Ireland with my best friend!

  • I am using yarn I bought when my daughter and I went to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone a few years ago to make her the Metalouse Shawl by Stephen West. She picked out that pattern and I am loving every minute of making it and remembering our trip ❤️

  • A Christmas stocking for a new son-in-law!

  • I am currently working on Boxy by Joji Locatelli….my second because I loved the first so much. Waiting my my pkg to arrive from MDK for Joji’s pullover in the new field guide: creative linen in mustard color.

  • A simple biased scarf with Freya yarn (a MDK xmas present). I’m easily amused as a knitter and the subtle color changing keeps me going on an otherwise boring knit.

  • Soundtrack cowl by Elizabeth Smith. Very fulfilling pattern!

  • A sweater for my dog who does not like the cold!

  • I am knitting my New Ancestral Stocking, of course! I chose Ruby for our son-in-law who has always had the short end of the stocking stick. Not anymore!

  • Right now Twist dis cloth loving the pattern trying to imagine the stitch on other things like sweaters or scarfs

  • I’ve only got the sleeves left on a Bean & Olive sweater (Andrea Mowry) for my 3 year old granddaughter. Also a scarf from my own handspun cotton and a Nightshift shawl from all kinds of yarn.

  • My needles are filled with a triangular neck scarf, getting bigger daily, made with a strand of raspberry mohair and a strand of variegated wool with a circus of colors.

  • Just starting the sleeves of Thea Coleman’s Mastiha! It’s the last stage of this journey….

  • I’m currently working on a Vermilion Shawl. Also planning on a pullover for winter made in Atlas.

  • My Blanket of Joy, a sweater , a cotton swatch of the honeycomb scarf pattern that might be a curtain panel. And possibly a hat will jump onto some needles today.

  • I’m working on a sweater for my husband. Although I should be making a hat, this is so gratifying because it’s finally coming together.

  • a baby sweater for a yet to be born. fulfillment is in both the pattern and imagining the future….

  • a sweater it going slowly but hope to finish soon

  • Several projects on needles but on “pause” due to broken wrist. But still enjoy newsletter every day and especially The Lounge to see all. The beautiful projects. Knit on soon !!!

  • I’m currently working on Purl Soho’s Timeless hat and hand warmers in their Simply Camel yarn. I made a beautiful scarf with this yarn and it is lovely to work with and blocks out nicely. The yarn is beautiful and soft and yummy. Getting ready for a New Jersey winter. Yikes!

  • I’m ignoring all my other WIPs & just cast on a Flax Light with Gauge Dyeworks Whiskey in a Teacup Sweater skein for the World’s Cutest Nephew.

  • i have so many things on the needles, but the most fulfilling right now is the pollen hat (by andrea mowry) for my daughter, who’s about to leave for a semester in france and needs a warm hat. i’m planning another for my daughter in boston.

  • Caelum by Amy Christopher

  • A pair of toe-up socks for a son and Frog and Toad for my granddaughter!

  • I’m working on Andrea Rangel’s Wildflower Meadow sock. Afraid I’m running out of yarn!

  • My Rowan indigo Shakerag tee!!!

  • Kaffe Fassett’s ZigZag Jacket is on my needles, but it’s a slog. so I think I will finally start my Love Note.

  • A lovely shades of blue Koigu shawl.

  • Blanket of Joy. In Atlas of course! Five blocks of color to go.

  • I am knitting a tallit for my youngest granddaughter for her bat mitzvah next May.

  • A lace weight Shetland shawl in a creamy wool/mohair blend. The yarn and pattern are lovely, but most importantly it’s a christening shawl for my first grand-nibling, due in October. Totally fulfilling on multiple levels!

  • Socks — two brand new pair ready as the morning temperature drops below freezing. The only part of me that is ready for cooler weather are my toes.

  • Thanks for all the good vibes you slip into every package! I’m joyful working away on my “no sweat shirt” by Park Williams – a cropped hoodie in cotton.

  • Currently I am working on a fur baby sweater for my adorable morkie named Oliver it’s my first attempt at creating something like this and I am very fulfilled with it. It’s a red body hoody and I am making bright blue triangles on it to turn it into a dinosaur! Before that I made some Halloween slippers for my sister a pair of slippers for her best friends daughter in her baseball team colours and before the Christmas knitting I am going to be making mittens for my sister in law and her adorable daughter my little niece Emily! Hockey season is almost back so I am excited to have small projects to work on for watching them!

  • I’m knitting the Christmas stocking featured recently. Learning how to do color-working and socks at the same time.

  • Socks; it’s always socks! The quick, fairly easy, portable project that can be worn within weeks (or days).

  • I am knitting mini pumpkins to give away to my family and friends as we meet up. Just a wee token to bring a smile to their faces

  • A summer weight shawl….as it changes colour you knit a leaf motif using wrap and turns. Almost finished…

  • A baby hat for my best friend’s soon to be arriving first grandchild!

  • A honeycomb baby blanket in cotton

  • My fourth casapinka glamping blanket. I was in the middle of several scarves (I am a WIP queen) and my first son went to college 23 days ago (but who is counting?) and it’s my comfort zone. So the blanket is on my needles in his school colors (two states away).

  • I always have a pair of socks on the needles. Also, my first sweater and a boomerang shawl.

  • A pair of fingerless mitts for my daughter who just moved to Boston for grad school. She’s already realized that pulling mittens on and off, on and off, every time she needs to take a bus or subway is going to equal lost mittens.

  • Right now I have multiple projects — Blanket of Joy, another blanket, a sock, a shawl — but the one bringing me fulfillment right now is Gossamer from the new field guide. I chose to use the color Bill in Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze. I love the color, the pattern is really fun, and it’s knitting up quickly. It brings me joy.

  • Currently knitting Andrea Mowry’s Wanderer Slippers in 2 kind of Malabrigo. Very fun. PS – I love stuff.

  • Socks.Socks are always fulfilling.Small,quick,easy and my feet are always cold,so I need warm socks!

  • A sweater for my first grand baby!

  • Mittens for the mitten tree our local bank has each year. Mittens go where they are needed and for each pair, the bank donates $2.00 to the local food pantry!

  • Working on a sweater for my upcoming trip to France and as a newer crocheter I am trying not to let a cowl conquer me.

  • I’m working on my Little Lulu sweater and getting excited to start my first Ranunculus AND the beautiful Fancie Beanie!

  • I’m starting dishcloths to include with Christmas presents. I do that once in awhile.

  • I have a blanket that I need to finish for my new granddaughter. Once that’s done, I can go back to my Daytripper that has half the yoke done.

  • Two new cast ons! A sweater and a pair of socks. 🙂

  • Scarf for a friend in all her favorite colors

  • Chugging away on the Honeycomb scarf

  • The Choose your gnome adventure. It’s fun.

  • I am currently working on another “Little Tern” afghan by TinCanKnits. I love this pattern! This one may be for my godchild since it’s in a color she loves. . .I’m also finding fulfillment in knitting HollyG’s “Halloween Hat”. . .so far 3 down with 3 more to go for some special girls!

  • I am knitting a Jadite cardigan by Åsa tricosa that I have adapted for my husband. He bought the yarn for me to knit him a cardigan probably 15 years ago. He wanted me to design it, plain please, but also with set in sleeves. It took me awhile to get started and I got it knit to the armholes but I could not figure out the set in sleeves. Eventually it was frogged. So hopefully this second attempt will go better.

  • Just finished a winter wool sweater, now back to finishing a cotton summer sweater!!

  • A long awaited cardigan with cables and twisted stitches.

  • 1. A baby sweater and hat for a sweet barista I got to know several years ago. When she found out I was a knitter she gushed that she was, too, and could I help her learn to make socks? Now she’s married and expecting.
    2. A Briar and Bramble sweater
    3. Socks
    4. Bits and Bobs blanket

  • I am knitting a brioche popover. It’s slow going but so nice to get lost in the rhythm of the rows.

  • I’m knitting furiously a blanket for a young friends baby to be.

  • I am always astounded at how quickly and efficiently MDK’s fulfillment staff operate and beat all the deadlines. They are the best and I am loudly applauding! I envision all of them zooming around the warehouse on skateboards collecting skeins of yarn, needles, etc! Thank you and everyone for always shipping so quickly! Glad the summer sale was a success! Now, it is time to cast-on!

  • I’m working on a girls’s baby blanket for my 6the grandchild arriving next week!

  • I’m working on the Santa Fe shrug

  • I’m working on a Destination Pullover, a pair of socks (that will hopefully fit me), and a linen tee (that may not end up fitting me and may need to be given to my mother). I have issues with starting a lot of things at once (and with finding the right gauge), but I think having a lot of WIPs does bring me fulfillment. I need the variety to keep my brain engaged and my hands from going numb from too much time doing one thing.

  • My first colorwork sweater! But still in swatching phase! And 2 Nightshift shawls that are WIPs which are 90% done! One of the shawls is for my mommy.

  • Working on the Old Friend pullover in Atlas teal. Such gorgeous yarn!! I am hoping my knitting does this cool pattern and yarn justice.

  • I’m almost done with the Attune Shawl by Andrea Mowrey. These last rows are really long. It’s my first brioche project. I finally got the hang of it after a few false starts and do overs.

  • I’m late to the dishcloth, I’m calling them spa cloths, party so I’m number 18 getting ready to give them as Christmas gifts.

  • I’m working on a beautiful snow Queen shawl as part of a KAL/RAL of Anne of Green Gables

  • I am knitting a Sailaway cardigan. It was Marie Green’s 4-day KAL this year, only I’m knocking on 14 weeks and still have 1 sleeve and a button band to go. But I’m using some yarn from my stash that I’ve had for almost 10 years, just waiting for the right project. And boy was it worth the wait! It’s natural, undyed cormo from a yarn CSA I was part of and it’s so springy and squishy! I tell people that’s the reason I didn’t knit this sweater in 4 days…I wanted to savor the knitting.

  • I have been working on my Christmas hats, while I am trying to find the yarn I want to use for my Old Friend sweater.

  • I ham on the Imagined Landscapes Gnome movement with Choose Your Gnome Adventure! Bigger size in Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Bramble bundle. And a New Dawn Blooms Vest waiting to be finished when each clue is complete. A fun time of year!!!

  • I am knitting a toy owl. He has on sneakers, cabled sweater and bright yellow coat. It has just been fun to knit and I really have enjoyed something different. He will be a Christmas present for a teacher. Oh yeah, he will be holding his favorite book, Owl Moon.

  • Working on Andrea Mowry’s Inclinations Cowl. It’s my first time using half-fisherman’s rib and it took me a minute to get it (well, more than a minute!). In fact, I frogged my first attempt due to all the mistakes. Now, I feel more confident and am enjoying knitting it! 🙂

  • Working on a pair of toe-up socks in a dreamy mint color.

  • A cat afghan jumper for my son, not using up scraps, mind, but carefully chosen colours he chose.

  • Making a small blanket (a knee rug, as the British would say) from the honeycomb scarf pattern for a friend who’s moving soon. One moment of fulfillment is a rainy Sunday morning with a cup of tea in my favorite chair with a knitting project in my hands while an audio book is running.

  • On my needles: a baby sweater in easy care cotton for a friend’s first grandchild and a sweater for me, Quince & Co’s Avena in Berroco ultra alpaca.

  • A cowl for my husband to wear while sitting in a tree.

  • Brioche!! Specifically, Lavanya Patricella’s Garter Snake hat

  • Ummm… a baby hat, a wash cloth, a new cowl pattern that has me starting with Italian Cast On. I am dreaming about a project using Atlas.

    • I have too many projects on the go but one of my favourite on the go at the moment is Histoire Naturelle

  • Just finished the body and heading for sleeve island on a Sunset Highway using old stashed Tosh Light. Keep getting distracted by strartitis!

  • Well…. Currently rotating amongst four wips…..the casapinka MKAL, a musselbugh hat for my son for Christmas, a cowl in magpie fibers plume for my daughter, and a pair of socks for my husband

  • Socks! Michigan gets COLD!

  • I’m knitting a chenille afghan of my own design for a dear young man’s Christmas gift. It’s looking better than I had hoped and is a tactile pleasure.

  • As soon as I hit send on this message I am casting on the Shadow Stripe Pullover by Jared Flood for my daughter, Nora, in Twisted Willow’s fingering yarn; Medici for the overtone and Mars for the undertone. Sizing, yarn purchase and swatching all done! Now on to some new skill building. I find each little bit of the process fulfilling. 🙂

  • I’m enjoying the lightweight hipster as part of the joji fall kal.

  • I’ve got a Petrified Forrest national park hat I’m just starting. I’ll be visiting the park in December so I’m doubly excited

  • Pink squishy blankets for 2 new great (grand? Actually both) nieces. Such sweet fun!

  • As always, there are three projects on my needles right now.

    A sweater for my four year old grandson who is just fascinated with the whole knitting process.

    Joji’s The Lone Skein shawl for myself, as part of the Fall 2022 KAL, love the pattern. Very happy with the new Field Guide, by the way.

    And of course, a pair of socks just because.

  • Finishing a Ranunculus.

  • I am on a cruise and brought with me Petite Knit’s Oslo hat. I am knitting it up in the mohair edition.

  • Blanket for our first grand baby arriving next month! Yay!

  • I’m working on the Stepping Stone Throw and love it, both the Atlas yarn and the pattern. The pattern is engaging because I feel rewarded every time I complete a square, and hat happens often.

  • I’m working on a pair of boot cuffs to keep this winter’s snow out of a relative’s boot tops. Fun project.

  • I am knitting the Arne & Carlos’ Redd Barna sweater for my husband. Just started the second sleeve.

  • I’m knitting a crop top for my daughter’s birthday! Since she’s (ahem) a bit smaller than I, it’s going surprisingly fast!!

  • I hope you are ready for this list‍♀️
    2 pr socks
    Baby blanket
    Pot holder
    Shawl
    Scarf
    Hat …

    • OK, now I feel like a slacker with only three things on the needles! You’ll clearly never be bored!

  • Vivian Hoxbro’s brilliant Masai sweater in the original poppy/raspberry/burgundy yoke colorway set off by these pops of black and white bordered with grass. I’m on the miles of black stockinette on #1 needles and I’m STILL in love!!!

  • A lovely pale green cotton shawl. Perfect for San Diego weather.

  • Hats for grandchildren! Winter is coming……..i

  • Right now it’s a hitchhiker shawl. It’s a go to project when I’m stressed and distracted in other areas of my life. Just knit, but pay attention at the edges!

  • I’m knitting a pair of colorwork socks for a friend’s 80th birthday. And for me, a combo sweater of Gaughan’s (MDK 9) using Hektos (on sale!).

  • Kiki Mariko football knitting! Hoping to finish before football season does.

  • Am working on the second sleeve of my first sweater. It’s been so fun watching it appear from my needles, like performing a magic trick!

  • I think it would be easier to tell you what is not on my needles. Fall in New England brings my knitting to the forefront. I’m making worsted weight socks. A Steven West blanket. Always working on my temperature blanket. Hats for donation. Mittens and hats for grandchildren. Etc…..

  • Two WIP’S: a huge test knit shawl and a top for me, my second Derecho, I love my first so I’m looking forward to finishing the second.

  • Oh my! What a question. Where do I begin. I’ll share yesterday with you!

    I started Phoebe’s birthday request: Thrummed slippers (She’ll be 11 in November and had worn out her old ones!)

    I’m still on the colorwotk yoke for Maya’s birthday sweater request.(She’ll be 13, and has outgrown last year’s marled sweater.)

    Stitch work and stripes on the shawl for the ball game.

    Two color brioche was perfect for movie watching last night.

    Let’s see… needle sizes 4, 5, 6. Not too big. Not too small.

    Perfect day!

  • I’m knitting a pair of socks that will be perfect with my brand new dark green Himmerlands!

  • A prayer shawl for donation.

  • The Honeycomb Scarf

  • Marling! I love it. Working on Christmas gifts, my third Moon Link cowl, which lends itself beautifully to marling, and stash busting. (so I can buy new yarn)

  • A lion hat, mittens, and stuffed animal for my grandson. Everything is done but knitting the manes for the mittens and sewing them on along with the ears. He already has the stuffy and the hat and I will give him the mittens in October when I see him. I am hoping for a cold snap so he will wear them during my visit!

  • Several WIP’s, 2 nearly done: a linen short-sleeved T-shirt (gift) and a hat. Love starting new projects, 2 in planning/swatching stage. Happy knitting!!

  • A scarf/shawl with not one, not two but three new stitches I have never tried before!

  • I just finished my very first sweater, a Rift tee! Now I am swatching for a Baby Bandit cardigan for my very first great niece! All while waiting for the Westknits MKAL to start.

  • finishing up creeping gig and dreaming of main squeeze pullover in atlas – something pink!

  • A stripey sweater that has about 50 different color stripes – and it still didn’t deplete my leftovers/mini skeins stash!

  • I am finishing my honeycomb scarf. I love the stitch pattern, it is very relaxing to me.

  • The last two inches of pattern on my shifty sweater and the ribbing are on my needles. The sleeves are made so the end is in sight!

  • I broke a leg a month ago and cannot put any weight on it for 6-8 weeks. I’m stuck in small house navigating life on one leg with a walker or scooting around in a lightweight wheelchair. Before my accident I had been working on a sweater with an intricate pattern with lots of 1×1 cables. For 3 weeks, I didn’t have the mental strength to be able to focus on the charted pattern so I finally started back by knitting a simple washcloth. Last week I gathered my WIP & chart holder and started back. What a wonderful feeling, to be able to concentrate enough to be able to return to my favorite pastime of almost 70 years! (My mother taught me to knit doll clothes when I was 7.)

  • Finishing ‘summer’ knitting … the cotton/silk combos. Then onto wool.
    However, been knitting Autonomy Cowls (Romi design, reproductive rights fundraiser) for friends.

  • Another 10-stitch baby blanket! I “invented” a new way to begin the outside rows and it makes a lovely edge.

  • A garter stitch baby blanket from organic cotton. Boring but a standard baby gift that is always well received and well used!

  • I’m going to sleeve island with the Nori Cardigan by Pam Allen. I need to hurry up though so I can start Twists & Turns MKAL.

  • A bulky sweater in worsted, so I’m doing math and enjoying it!

  • Another hitch hiker! Perfect project for a souvenir skein of yarn.

  • A prayer shawl for an upcoming meditation retreat…

  • Just finished a baby hat for a new bundle of happiness coming soon to my nephew and niece-in-law!

  • A brioche shawl with yarn from Rhinebeck 2021. It will be so fulfilling to complete my first two color brioche project.

  • a dishcloth, of course! Just until I find my size 4 16″ circular needles.

  • My temperature blanket is a rainbow of color and the perfect size for the cooler evenings on the way~

  • I’m knitting color work hats for charity. I love knitting hats!!

  • The Elton sweater is currently on my needles….I have spent way too much time being “fulfilled “ on sweater island…..time to complete

  • A hug (aka a shawl) for my 95 year old mother.

  • Currently the project on my needles that is fulfilling me the most is a sweater for my husband done in his family’s knitting pattern!

  • I am working on a knitted art installment for a Museum. The Museum has changing art exhibits. A lot of my knitting lately has been more therapeutic than creative, which is what I have time for. This opportunity came up so I am carving out the time and it is feeding my creative soul.

  • Sycamore mitts. My first attempt at stranded knitting.

  • A baby sweater for a little one expected in 2023!

  • So relieved no puppies included! I got a puppy 4 mos ago, and lost personal time (including time for knitting), space and sleep. Yeesh!
    She is at board&train for a month, and I picked up Color Explosion scarf from FG 21: color, rhythmic pattern, coffee. *Happy Sigh*
    (I do miss the puppy already!)

  • I’m working on a Kate Davies cowl (Cowal:Cowl) and using 2 skeins of hand dyed yarn that were gifted to me a few years ago. Loving the twisted stitches – such a fun pattern.
    Ijust returned from a trip, visiting a close friend who I hadn’t seen since prep-pandemic. Together we celebrated a big (70th) birthday. Unfortunately the trip was marred by having a precious to me backpack stolen from our (locked) car. Only sentimental items were lost (I had a smaller bag with passport and $ with me) but it also contained my travel knitting – dishcloths I was finishing for gifts along the way! (And a favorite sheep tin with markers and needles I’ve had for years). I’m slowly replacing these with new tools I’ll love!

  • Working on a top down sweater in fisherman wool. Hoping it will be my go to pattern for an easy sweater!

  • The three projects I’m currently working on are The Mosaic Squares Blanket (Purl Soho), No Need to Panic Sweater (Casapinka) and a Bear Claw throw (my 11th). Each is getting equal attention because they are so enjoyable.

  • I’m currently working on the Bright sweater by junko okamoto, but as soon as I’m finished I’m planning to dive into the 5 zauberballs I just ordered! I always turn to sock knitting after completing a large project.
    And when I had horses and potbelly pigs and many other animals to care for which allowed for only a part-time job in kindergarten, and a co-worker asked what I did in my “spare” time, I just answered “Waste management”.

  • I’m in the midst of Christmas knitting here — just finished the sleeves for the annual sweater for my daughter and rolling along on an afghan I custom sized for a dear friend that spends her time in a wheel chair now days —

  • My long awaited Love Note! On the first sleeve so not long now.

  • I’m knitting a top-down sweater that has been in my queue for many years. I’m in the final stage…knitting the sleeves, and loving it! It will definitely be ready for Rhinebeck!

  • I have a Moderne Log Cabin baby blanket on the needles, for my nephew and his husband who are waiting to adopt. It’s bringing me great joy.

  • I have several projects going-a KAL blanket, a baby sweater for a gift, and am busy knitting hats and cowls to be distributed Thanksgiving morning to the homeless-that’s actually the most satisfying right now.

  • My first cardi! Beaufort 5. It’s really going along well. So we’ll i might try another cardi after. Shocker to me for sure

  • I’m making Jacqueline Cieslak’s COTTAGE cardigan for my teenager, at her request. In lavender yarn. Total delight!!

  • My knitting right now is holiday knitting-brioche cowls for the moms in my life and color block hats for the grand kids! I’m about halfway done!

  • Just started the Muscari Sweater by Midori Hirose. It is my current travel project. I just commenced my 2 month holiday in Italy. It should be finished I need a warm sweater in October. Relaxing project with very well written directions.

  • I am knitting a sweater for my daughter – I always enjoy knitting for her she is definitely knitworthy!

  • Another Parallelogram Scarf using up all the leftover Freia Fiber minis in my stash!

  • A lace scarf using some lovely alpaca yarn from a prized alpaca from an alpaca farm I visited last year while in the north woods of Wisconsin.

  • Temperature blanket and (finally!) A sweater for myself!

  • Seeing the ends of the red hot stripes on my temperature blanket give way to orange and pink!

  • I’m working on Joji Locatelli’s the Easy Bulky One. I envision this being the sweater I will throw on a lot during the upcoming Wisconsin winter. It’s a gorgeous Hunter green.

  • Christmas scarves for my grandchildren.

  • Blasippa by Gudrun Johnston from Laine magazine Summer 2021.

  • I have Joji Locatelli’s Pebble Tunic on the needles right now and I’m on the last rounds of the body. I am counting the days until Friday!! I know her field guide is going to be special.

  • I am knitting a GR8 Gingham Raglan for my daughter. She chose black and a white speckled yarn for the sweater. So cute!

  • I just started a “blanket/shawl” for the fall & winter months.

  • A lovely blue and grey color work hat and a giant rectangular shawl of alpaca. One thinking project, one mindless project

  • Currently working on another baby blanket, thinking about all the fun times I’ve had with the parents-to-be, daydreaming about the fun times to come!

  • I’m modifying a sweater pattern into a vest for my husband. Now that weather has cooled somewhat, it’s a pleasure to have wool so soft and lots of stockinette to knit.

  • Royal Cable Sweater by Alicja Szyntor and the Forsythian sweater by Jenn Steingass

  • Kindness Shawl

  • I’m currently lost in the stst of Isabell Kraemer’s Gramps Revive. But, a friend wanted company knitting the Jubilee Hat by Andrea Mowry so, for the moment, the sweater is resting. Knowing the little head the hat will fit is filling me with joy.

  • A cardigan for a two year-old

  • I’m enjoying using my stash. I’m trying so hard not to buy new yarn ( no thanks to the MDK sale, such temptation!)

  • Finishing up my first Bonnie Isle hat. Probably won’t be my last. Quick knit, infinite color combinations!

  • Blanket mania; a color explosion throw in felted tweed and a 9 patch!

  • Unfortunately nothing. Swatched for a new kids sweater yesterday and hoping that dusts off the ennui.

  • In my needles now: red mittens, a nearly finished sweater & a pair of socks. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t “add a few rows”.

  • For over 20 years I’ve been knitting Christmas stockings for wedding gifts and baby showers. Right now the stockings on my needles are for a young cancer survivor who thought she’d never be able to have a family. I love imagining how these stockings will remind families for generations how enduring love is.

  • A pair of rainbow stripey socks. I smile every time I open my knitting bag.

  • An Easel sweater in lovely yarn by Hand Dyed Diva. They are local dyers and I am half a sleeve away from joyful fall sweater fulfillment! The colorways are raven’s wing for the main and Party in a Can for the contrast on the sleeves. I sort of overbought the contrast color, so it is already slated for another upcoming project scheming….

  • Socks, socks, socks! I have three different pairs on my needles, right now. As I knit, I love watching the loops I make, magically create something, that is both beautiful (Most of the time!) and useful. After 50 plus years of knitting, it still never fails to fascinate me.

  • I’m on my 4th New Ancestral Christmas Stocking and loving every minute of it!

  • NIghtshift with Zauberball crazy cotton.

  • I’m working on Sharon Air, the MKAL from Casapinka. I love learning new stitches and Casapinka’s patterns provide variety and learning opportunities. My other current project is the Cushiest Cowl from Field Guide No. 21. I’m using Atlas yarn for the first time and love it. Almost done-about three more inches before bind off.

  • I am making the vest/wrap by Joji from the latest field guide. I’m already thinking about the next one I want to make! Love it!

  • Just finished the Christmas stocking and weaving in [lots of] ends so I can block her. What a fun project!

  • I’m knitting Leher, a lightweight wrap I’ve had my eye on for a very long time. Stunning!

  • Finishing the border of a blanket for my grand-daughter due in December — and when I need a break from that I knit a few rows of a shawl for my daughter.

  • Don’t Ask Again by Isabell Kraemer

  • getting ready for Fall with knitting autumn veggies

  • I’m working on I Heart Sheep cowl for my niece

  • I just finished the Mayflooer Kep, a lovely kit from Uradale Yarns in Shetland, and am casting on the very first Shetland Wool Week hat, Shwook, by Hazel Tinsdale.

  • I’m knitting a blue scarf for my Aunt Mae’s 85th birthday – blue to match her eyes.

  • A pair of fingerless mitts in cashmere tweed, a Lola sweater that needs the sleeves completed and has been lingering.

  • I’m learning double knitting right now. I’m making a hat for my husband with a character from Dr. Who (K9) on it. I’m having fun and my husband is excited for it to be on his head in the winter.

  • I’m working on a Carol Feller shawl and am looking forward to starting a cowl neck sweater designed by her.

  • I’m knitting Andrea Mowry’s Stonecrop Cardi

  • I have one sleeve left to go on my Curdach cardigan. I had to put it aside for the summer (too hot to have a full woolly sweater on my lap), but it’s getting cool enough to finish it now!

  • I am knitting a blanket using up stash yarn and a sequence stitch pattern. It is coming along nicely and the stash of wool yarn is getting smaller. Very satisfying!

  • A cabled hat with yarn from my mother-in-law’s stash.

  • I’m knitting Joji’s Frank shawl. Truly a Labor of love because my father, grandfather, and brother are named Frank and my daughter bought me the kit for Mother’s Day ❤️ It’s fulfilling, relaxing, meditative.

  • I’m cranking out a wedding gift blanket that I hope the couple will have for years. Lots of love and wishes going in to every stitch.

  • After more than 50 years of knitting, I am teaching myself to knit cables. A Kim Hargreaves cardigan knit with 2 strands of kidsilk haze. Soft, ethereal, a joy!

  • I have an afghan for my sister. She signed up for the monthly kits and soon realized she was never going to finish them. I am enjoying making this and will gift it to her at years end.

  • A baby blanket for my daughter’s friend. I need to pick up my pace, as the baby has arrived!

  • Making a cuddle blanket for my niece who recently lost her father to wrap herself in comfort when things get too much for her.

  • I’m working on a Stopover with yarn from my Reykjavik vacation + deep into the Casapinka MKAL!

  • I am finishing my SWONCHO!!!! Just is time for autumn in Ohio.

  • I’m working on Andrea Mowry’s Drift Hat in the most gorgeous white merino cashmere!

  • A Christmas stocking! I’m actually ahead of the game for a change!

  • A Northeasterly blanket, Irish Tartan shawl and

    • Socks

  • I just finished an Isabell Kraemer shawl and have started a little cashmere cropped pullover sweater in olive green.

  • Although I have several projects on needles right now (Mabel sweater, Shakerag blouse, ancestral stocking, honeycomb scarf, temperature blanket) the most fulfilling is a tie between the temperature blanket and the honeycomb scarf. I love the rhythm and color changes of the brioche stitch and freia yarn on the honeycomb and the excitement of seeing which color is next on the temperature blanket!

    So excited for my next MDK order to arrive so I can start on the cider mill sweater!!!

  • Half a sleeve away from completion of an easel sweater. The yarn is Hand Dyed Diva in raven’s wing and party in a can. So excited because it is so close to completion and fall sweater weather is almost here!

  • A blanket using all the special skeins I’ve collected of Moorit yarns.

  • I have this thing for sweaters without arms! So I am on my third, the pattern Discovery by Margaret & Lana. I love this knitting journey.

    • correction. Margaret for Heidi & Lana. I thought I had it memorized by now.

  • I’m fulfilled by knitting a ranunculus sweater for my daughter using yarn I had in stash. It’s so new, engaging, silky, and soon to be done.

  • On my needles: the first sock (a short sport sock) for a 5-year-old boy. Deep shaded burgundy yarn with MDK yarn for heel and toe in a silvery blue. Looks good to me. Hope it looks good to Liam! Yesterday, I finished the Twisted Stitch hat by Norah Gaughan in a wool/alpaca blend that was gifted to me. I had my doubts about the hat, but Norah knows her stuff. It fits beautifully. Now, for the Twisted Stitch Mitts to match.

  • My first work in Cables – a throw in chunky yarn held double on really big needles – only 8 rows to go. 🙂

  • sweater that I am designing called “Peregrino” in ecru

  • My Spincycle yarn that I just ordered from you should be here in Mexico soon. I can’t wait to start my Nightshift shawl. I’ve wanted to make one 4ever!

  • I. Am knitting my 7th zauberball shawl for a friend

  • The Sunday Morning Shawl by Espace Tricot in Sweet Tea DK. Love how it’s coming out.

  • Colorwork! everything I’m working on now involves stranding or mosaic – so satisfying!

  • On a knitting hiatus due to severe tennis elbow, so I gaze longingly at my socks that are nearly complete and a Dangling Conversation scarf in your linen bundles… love the colors.

  • On my needles these days: strawberry baby hats. After approximately 30 year pause in knitting I remembered a cute baby hat pattern my sister made for baby gifts. I was looking for something easy and fast that could be used for The Crafts 4 a Cause Fair in my community. I’ve made at least a dozen. They are perfect for travel projects and are fun to knit. I’m so happy to be knitting again.

  • An Irma hat in a beautiful blue merino.

  • Alternating between garter stripe shanklet in felted tweed and Marne, a little Chanel inspired jacket, depending on how much attention I can give.
    But I have startitis so will likely change haha!

  • I’m working on an Irish lace scarf from Carol Feller

  • I’m working Andrea Mowry’s Inclinations Cowl. It’s a fun knit and I’m enjoying it so far.

  • I am working on a garter stitch Henley for my husband. The wool is woolen spun, so it’s nice a sproingy. We’re planning a trip to the UK in the late winter, so this will be good. Also working on a Kate Davies hat with Nora Gaughan twisted stitches. I was really sick this year, and working on this told me that I was getting better, because one has to keep track with this pattern.

  • The Everyday Sock by Rachel and the Honeycomb scarf!

  • I have the yarn and beads all ready for Boo Knits Halloween MKAL and also the 5 skeins of yarn I plan to use for Stephen West’s Twist & Turn MKAL. October will be busy! Meanwhile, I’m knitting on a cowl that seems destined to be a perpetual WIP.

  • A UraUe vest. Such a pleasurable project.

  • Lots and lots of ball band dishcloths ( the minis are so enticing!), a pair of socks, for purse emergency knitting, and an Old Friend sweater.

  • After starts and unravelings of 5 or 6 patterns that didn’t “sing”, I am finally happily discovering the lovely notes of Weisse shawl by Lana Jois, in lovely Copper Corgi yarn.

  • Sweater requested from my 8 year old granddaughter. I think of her while I knit and smile.

  • We’re staying with friends in Canada for Christmas. My friend’s 90 year old mum will also be joining us so I’ve just cast on a shawl for her as a Christmas present. I also foster dogs and puppies – like yarn, it’s sometimes hard to let them go!

  • A baby blanket for my soon to be third granddaughter!

  • I am knitting a lovely, colorful, meditative Ballband Dishcloth

  • Small lacy facecloths & soap sacks knitted from lovely cotton-hemp. Gifts to be given with fragrant soap to good friends and relies. A perfect late summer project (I’ve made 8 since the end of July) before getting to the winter wool. (Might have to try Atlas soon!)

  • My SharonAir Casapinka MKAL, which is silly and fun. And I love how it’s turning out!

  • Finishing Andrea Mowry’s Feel Good Shawl in Wandering Flock yarn. So cushie!

  • I’m trying to finish a my Dye Garden Cowl before I start hats or a Christmas stocking to replace my son’s which is falling apart.

  • I found 3lovely charts to knit open gloves. Can’t wait to start. One has beads on them. They’ll make lovely gifts.

  • Socks. And dishcloths.

  • I’m test-knitting a sweater that is supremely fulfilling to knit, and I’m casting on a child’s size Rye Light sock today for a September birthday, and gift knitting can’t help but fuel contentment.

  • Currently on my needles is Guildenstern sweater made out of Queensland yarn; using three colors. I also have socks on the needles. Easy knitting when on the road

  • I just finished a pair of fingerless gloves using some Rowan Cashmere Tweed that I bought several years ago, and I can’t wait to wear them. It’s a shame they discontinued that yarn; it’s so soft, and knits up beautifully.

  • I’m finishing up a basic Entrelac Scarf from the Knit Noro book. Fun to learn a new technique!

  • My first Ranunculus and a Knut n Slide shawl by Stephen West.

    • Getting ready to knit my first sweater for my hunky husband of 7 years. He’s 65 and cheers me on every day. ❤️

  • I have just taken Bundle of Joy Blanket off the needles and finishing the ” loose ends”!… a wonderful project to understand Atlas wool, colors and uses going forward. On my needles….right now…Cushiest Cowl…. for the 7th time , I have frogged and started again. I have to say every frog ( that can’t be right terminology??)..makes me understand Atlas and brioche a little better….but,,, my problem is trying to fix something a few rows down…I think I am a knitting Whack-a-Mole!! That being said….I love Atlas!

  • Oh what fun! I’m knitting up a Wispy Shawl by Joji Locatelli for her Fall KAL.

  • Fylingdales with Black Water Abbey. Been in my stash 20 years!

  • A Christmas stocking for my daughter and son-in-law – they got the first one last Christmas!

  • Making an easy top down raglan pullover (with stitch modifications) in a gorgeous royal blue. The color is bringing me joy.

  • I’m not going to be able to list everything I am currently knitting as I am constantly being wooed away by the new things you ladies are knitting! So I start another project yet again…I do manage to finish things
    I began the quest this summer with the Brioche Scarf, moved on to dishcloths and rounded out the season with a pullover I’m knitting for my LYS from Blue Sky Fiber.

  • I’m knitting a pumpkin. Every fall I try to add one to my collection. I’d like to make some gourds and leaves and acorns too. Just have to find the time.

  • Another pair of socks and pot holders. All Christmas gifts!!

  • I am currently knitting the ZickZack scarf using 10 fingering yarns left over from other projects.

  • A gramps sweater for a very deserving 7 year old, & a granny stitch stole I’m figuring out as I go

  • Booties and a bunny hat for our very first grandchild – and we’re almost 80!

  • I am knitting away on a Honeycomb scarf, using a mini-skein bundle in the Winter color from MDK, of course!

  • The Felix cardigan. It’s my third. I must love it a lot!

  • I have a Wave of Change Pullover (pattern by Denise Bayron – Bayron Handmade) on my needles, using Quince & Co. Kestrel. The color of the yarn, the ease with which a simple pattern can create such a striking garment and my desire to enjoy the last days of summer wearing my creation are what keep me going!!

  • I’m finally doing brioche and loving it.

  • Oh there are so many. My main WIP is my Rhinebeck sweater, Sian by Blue Bee Studio. Next is the Mystery Gnome A Long by Imagined Landscapes. I also have Marble Mount by Joji. And a pair of socks. And last, but not least, a Kiki Mariko rug. So, so many.

  • I’m working on a very simple garter stitch ruana, very soothing and meditative to knit!

  • While trying to decide on my next blanket project I’m working on a lacy scarf and a couple of baby hats for my local hospital.

  • I have 2 Temperature Blankets going on, which right now are killing me! They are so big and it’s been so hot in Southern California this summer, and with a dead a/c unit I’ve had to take a break. But I’m also working on an idea for Christmas gifts for friends. So I’m trying different yarns and looking for the perfect sunny yellow color. Searching, shopping, and swatching has been very fun!

  • I’m kniting 2 scarves one from Freia Lace for a baby gift to the mom.( I already made the baby hat & passed it on.) & one scarf for Chrismas gift. I’m a slow knitter so I need to start early.

  • A baby blanket, a temperature blanket, and socks for travel knitting. They ALL scratch me where I itch!!!!

  • I’m making Kate Davies Kerry Kyle squares for a baby blanket. Lots of fun on two circulars – my first time using that technique.

  • I’m knitting a cotton placemat. Also finished knitting a bucket hat and now has to be felted

  • I have 2 projects: the first is a lace rectangular shawl and the second is a triangular shawl!

  • I am finishing up a baby coat I have been on sleeve island. Just need to finish the cuff. The sweater is for my girlfriend’s first grand daughter.

  • I’m making a Dustland sweater for my husband in SW wool (because he is my husband), and I’m loving how the texture is coming out.

  • 3 different musselburghs in various stages depending on my mindset when knitting

  • On my needles (along with a Ranuculus sweater) is a Honeycomb scarf being knitted with two Freia Shawl Balls. It is a lovely, slow going, project. Easy but needs attention. Very fulfilling!

  • Throwback sweater

  • A pair of various shades of orange/rust socks that just happens to match the new shirt I just bought. Not planned, just a happy accident.

  • I am working on a pair of socks. I took up a challenge from a local yarn shop to knit 22 socks in the year 2022. I have been trying to do a different technique (heel, toe, or pattern).

  • A prayer shawl for a knitting friend who is living in a nursing home following a stroke. Each member of our group has taken turns knitting on it and I’m hoping to finish it off this week.

    • What a lovely, thoughful gift!

  • 1 sleeve and 2 pockets away from finishing my Winter’s Beach Cardi!

  • Currently I am trying to finish up a few WIP, but I’m loving my Casapinka MKAL Sharon Air.

  • I am knitting Isabell Kraemer’s Forager sweater for my daughter, and loving it

  • I’m knitting tiny gnomes – pattern by Anna Hrachovec mochimochi! You can never have enough tiny gnomes!

  • I am making a shawl that requires minimal attention to pattern. In return, I am getting maximal endorphin release. Talk about fulfillment!

  • I have a couple of children’s sweater, a baby blanket and a hat. Two summer sweaters are ready to be stitched together which is when I really slow down. Stitching together makes me insecure.

  • A cozy red pullover is on the needles now, waiting for a bit of cooling to tackle the (knit-on) sleeves.

  • I’m not feeling strong knitting mojo right now (it will pass), but I’m making my cousin a simple pocket shawl she asked for, and I’m glad to think she wants something I can make!

  • Right now I’m knitting A Marlogram Cowl in Vamp and Wildflower Freia Ombré Lace. I couldn’t knit for 3 months following rotator cuff surgery (the worst part) and once I was allowed to I had to finish up a couple of pre-surgical projects. Now I get to knit this great stitch pattern with wonderful yarn. Thanks!

  • I’m knitting a Honeycomb scarf right now – it’s perfect end of summer, road-trip knitting. The color slowly slowly shifts, the pattern is in my head (and I only mess up a few times), and I seem to be knitting forever on two skeins of yarn.

  • The Honeycomb Scarf! I love both sides (public and private).

  • After 3 attempts at an intarsia scarf from L’Atelier’s pandemic mystery box series, I give up and back to sequence knitting a shawl with Freia.

  • Woolly headband. Winter is coming.

  • Knitting mittens for my neighbor’s daughter to take off to her first year of college in cold country!!!

  • Good for you, Ann, for correctly answering the gentleman’s question about what kind of business you’re in. I really appreciate everything that you and Kay and your gang have worked to make a reality for each of us.

  • I just bound off THREE ufos and I have one ufo left before I cast on a New Thing!

  • Knitting a hat in orange à la GG!

  • I’m having fun working on Polychromatic by Kieran Foley. Although the chart was challenging me in the beginning, it is actual the side border stitches that keep me on my toes.

  • I am currently finishing a number of projects that were interrupted when my father passed away in June. Looking forward to when they are done and I can start something brand new, maybe with Atlas yarn!
    PS: your blog made most days a little better. Thanks for all you do.

  • What an amazing giveaway! I’ve got Sharon Air by Casapinka on my needles now with Miss Babs yarn. I am super behind (not even done with Clue 2) but having so much fun with it!

  • A linen stitch dish towel and a slip o. Sweater.

  • I recently finished my Color Explosion Throw (well, I still haven’t actually put it together yet), and I enjoyed every aspect of knitting it so much, I ordered more Felted tweed in a different colorway. I just cast on the new one yesterday!

  • Having fun making gnomes for Christmas!

  • Koivua, Letho and snoqualmie ….colorwork, construction and cables

  • Working on a PetiteKnit sweater pattern for my great nieces with some yarn I hand-dyed several years ago blended with mohair for soft fall sweaters

  • I moved to Wisconsin this past spring, so I am knitting myself some new wool socks. Looking forward to toasty toes during my first Midwest winter

  • I am working on a one-skein shawl by Joji Locatelli – Venezia Shawl. (As a side note, I am looking forward to Field Guide 22. Love Joji’s patterns!)

  • Joji’s Lightweight Hipster uses 1 Skein of fingering weight. I use a linen blend for perfect warm-season gifts.

  • A new colorwork design that is not something I would normally knit, but is so much fun!

  • Brooklyn tweed first raglan sweater using a combination of mohair and gingering yarn!

  • An almost done Honecomb Scarf and a just started Nightshift shawl with Spincycle.

  • Diagonal Lace Scarf from Churchmouse Yarns – it looks amazing with any yarn!

  • Making a stashbuster Kiki Mariko rug to keep my toes toasty this winter

  • A new pair of socks for fall

  • I’m knitting a lace shawl that is made from my handspun yarn. I knit the pattern the first time with commercial yarn to try the pattern out.

  • I am making the Purlsoho End to End sweater and learning lots. The infamous instruction “At the same time” is not as bad as I once thought especially if I graph it out on paper.

  • A shawlette — the first project that has interested me in over a year after dealing with health crises.

  • Just took off mittens and am winding a skein of yarn to make socks

  • Field day cardigan with Woolfolk Stra. For those fall days of cool weather

  • National Park Hat for number 3 grandson. Already finished hats for 1 & 2. Love knitting for my grands!

  • Migee shawl and a Tin Ceiling washcloth.

  • Just cast on Shakerag top in Rowan cotton.

  • I am knitting Rock It Tee in cotton and linen…something cool to wear!

  • A textured cowl made with Fleece Artist!

  • Fulfillment…the joy of knitting peacefully at home and out with friends!
    Just off the needles, the brioche scarf . I just love the mix of colors from the kit I purchased.
    2 projects on the needles…
    The first is a cardigan. I’m working on the fronts that include a cabling pattern, and that I work on at home so I can concentrate so I won’t make any mistakes.
    The second is gnome making. I’m on gnome 7 of 12, and I’m thinking I’m not going to finish all 12 before December. I can knit them with friends, chatting and laughing without worrying about mistakes.
    The best fulfillment is meeting again on the campus of Sacramento State University with “Knitting with Friends”. It’s a group that meets through the Renaissance Society, and this week was our first day together since Covid kept us all at home. There is nothing better than seeing old friends and new, and sharing our love of yarn.

  • A Christmas tree and an afghan

    Would be so excited to win !

  • Socks that are becoming striped with the bits and bobs of previous projects. Will they match? To be determined.

  • I usually have two things going. Right now I’m knitting and loving the Hexa Hap from the Book of Haps. And a second Humulus because I liked the first one I made my daughter so much.

  • I’m doing my first ever KAL and I’m knitting some socks. Fulfilling as I see the beauty emerge and enjoy my first KAL experience.

  • Miller’s Daughter shawl!

  • 24 baby washcloths for our local Pregnancy and Care Clinic

  • Socks! (It’s always socks) but I’m using three colors of leftover yarn and it makes my heart so happy to see them all together.

  • Right now I’m knitting fingerless mitts using up some stash yarn. Lots of hats also using up bits and pieces.

  • I am knitting a very boring shawl because I am in mourning and cannot concentrate on anything that requires thought.

    • My thoughts are with you as you knit your way through.

  • I’m finishing up the sleeves for a sweater, first time knitting two at a time…very fulfilling!

  • I am revisiting a early 80s Phildar bed jacket pattern. Instead of fisherman’s rib, I am using brioche stitch. It looks great so far.

  • A Nightshift shawl, a pair or socks destined for a Christmas stocking, and a dishcloth. Knitting for every occasion!

  • I’m making a top-down cardigan using a pattern from Knitty. It’s cotton, so it’s a summer project.

  • A pair of tweed socks and a toque to be given away

  • I am knitting washclothes for Christmas gifts. I know I can finish by then and they are handmade by me.

  • I’m making an Arne and Carlos Save me Children sweater for my husband. I’ve just started the second sleeve, so I’m almost finished with the miles of stockinette, and have gotten to work on more of the colorwork.

  • Working on an I-cord bindoff on the second sleeve opening in linen. Very slow going, second try as first was too tight, but so very close to done!

  • I have three projects, a first for me, that I am working on. A Purl soho tiny tucks summer blouse, and two fall/winter sweaters- The Oban cardigan from Thea Coleman and Purl Soho daily pullover.

  • I’m about to start the sleeves on Caitlin Hunter’s Tegna using La Bien Aimee’s Helix yarn that I got from MDK. The color is Hegelia, a beautiful turquoisy-blue.

  • I have a few things going, Elah for fall, seems like a quick knit, Sibella cardigan since spring, hmmm, I have one Anne Budd sock done and another undone, does that count? I just finished a shawl using yarn I’ve had in my stash for 10 yrs! Road to China Light, leftover skeins from a wedding shawl gift, obviously saved for that special project, a Madeira lace crescent by Cath Ward. And, I’m sure I’ve missed something. I always try to have something that is challenging for my brain, and something that is stockinette, for those times when I don’t want to think about it. But the hands, they gotta keep going…..

  • I have several projects in progress. Currently working on the Azores Mosaic blanket.
    Things call to me and I work on them as they do. It’s all about being inspired and feeling the joy of knitting and crochet.

  • I’m on the last four inches of an afghan for my daughter (a Christmas gift to be finished early!!) and am so proud that I e stuck with it. It feels like a true heirloom that she will have long after I’m gone, much like the one my grandmother made me more than 40 years ago.

  • Andrea Mowry’s ‘The Shift’ cowl. Made one for myself earlier this year and decided to make a couple for Christmas presents. I’m using Zauerball Crazy Cotton yarn so it spans the seasons and isn’t itchy for the wool sensitive.

  • Working on a gray striped sweater. Had some multicolor yarn left over and am using it up with the gray.

  • finishing a hat for my trainer that fit

  • Flèche Shawl, fun for fall, not to complicated, yet challenging as well. Turning up beautiful.

  • Nora’s vintage Afghan for my sister in law. About half way through !! And basic socks. And socks going on double points! Always have a pair of socks going ! Lynne

  • Animal hats for donations to a program that gives hats to young cancer patients and beanies for the homeless.

  • I’m knitting the spot sweater as @ stash buster

  • Between projects now, but feeling very fulfilled at the moment cranking out dish cloths, from FG #4. Cloth 5: “Ninepatch with Miters” is my favorite!

  • I’ve just finished the Katmai hat from Knitting the National Parks, and now I want to do ALL of them! I live in Alaska, so I’m starting with the Alaska parks, and then, who knows!

  • I have several projects on my needles right now! Yes, I am a PolgamyKnitter! Haha I have: Kitchen towel, two sweaters, a poncho (beautiful Norco yarn), two smallish triangular scarfs and a baby blanket. I love MDK! PLEASE ENTER ME INTO YOUR CONTEST.
    Cynthia Weller
    Gardnerville, Nevada
    mamaspajajamas2@icloud.com

  • A sock. I ripped out the first iteration whim I decided to catch floats as part of the pattern and the Vs went the wrong way. So now I’m knitting toe up. 95% of the socks I’ve ever knitted have been cuff down. The yarn is Barnyard Knits carnivale. I will wear them with Birkenstocks and skirts when I’m done.

  • I am knitting a Cartridge Ribbed sweater in fingering weight alpaca.
    I planned to change the crew neck into a zipper Henley neck.

  • What’s on the needles: in my purse/satchel/ginormous bag are two one-skein shawls, one almost done in thin fingering weight wool of browns and oranges, the other in thick and thin worsted weight cotton of light blues and greens. I love them both—how can you make me choose among projects?! And then there’s what’s on the home needles: a royal blue Donald Duck cardi for my Disney Adult Child, aka No. 2; a Pretty with Jeans cardi for me in some nice (really) Lion Brand acrylic; and a big scrap afghan I’ve been working on since 2019–120 squares, and I’m at square 81. That’s not counting what I have planned, vests for me, the hubs, and Nos. 1 and 2 Adult Children.

  • Travel knitting, my favorite.

  • Knitting the Petula Pullover with Mohonk. Have a few more inches on the body, then onto the sleeves!

    • I started the Broom Riding Cowl.

  • I’m knitting a Lace & Fade Boxy for Joji’s Fall KAL. It is so fulfilling to create a garment from a pile of yarn!

  • Our knitting group has a ‘bingo card’ of ‘stash down’ projects. My current project is the Sarasota scarf from yarn left over from a sweater project and bits left from the Blue Sky fibers multi-coloured hat.

  • Mittens and a new scarf for winter for the hubby

  • I’m on the final stretch of a pair of socks. They are beautiful! Sock weather is just around the corner!

  • Diaphanous cowl, for a mindless knit with beautiful yarn, between sweater projects.

  • I’m taking someones adult sized, ill-conceived sweater I found at the thrift store and turning it into the dish cloths it was meant to be.

  • I am trying to decide what pattern to use for a beloved niece’s first baby

  • I’m knitting another Weekender (by Andrea Mowry) out of Noro yarn in honor of his passing. RIP, Noro-san.

  • I’m knitting the roe deer fawn from Claire Garland’s Magical Woodland Knits.

  • Just finished a bottom up raglan sweater in a No. Calif. heat wave! Even with 100+ degree days I was excited to have successfully accomplished a new to me sweater construction. Now on my needles are…dishcloths! Present for a much appreciated daughter-in-law.

  • Not sure what to do next so crocheting dishtowels until inspiration or need strikes!

  • I am making the Messing About In Boats sweater by Asa Tricosa in Jill Draper’s Rockwell and loving it. I love the pattern and the yarn!

  • Currently knitting a Baby Surprise Jacket and I have the Stop Over still to finish!

  • On the needles now is baby blanket number two for my new twin grandchildren.

  • tea towel, socks, dishcloth…

  • Third winter of making hats for a Street Medicine project! Just cast on #13 of this platoon. I use mostly “legacy” yarn and endeavor to make each of the hats (over 150 in the past two years) unique.

  • Too many things on needles now, but newly inspired about the pressed flowers hat. I have so much stash I could use.

  • I am currently knitting a cowl and am planning to start a hat, both in colorwork slip stitches. Fun

  • I just finished A gauge swatch for my first attempt at A Love Note for my granddaughter! On my needles( ha! At least one set) is A soft and warm cashmere cowl! 2 hats! Almost winter! Knit fast!!!!

  • Taiga pullover in forest green and sage green by Tania Barley.

  • I am on sleeve island with a Miromesnil sweater, I’ve got an ‘on the C train’ hat on the needles as well as a Purl Soho beginner hat. Winter is coming, we’ll need hats!

  • A cowl for my granddaughter. She asked me to knit her a rainbow.

  • Trying to finish a summer sweater! Luckily it looks good layered with a tee or turtleneck shirt.

  • I am working on the Great American Aran Afgahn. I have 2 more squares and the border to finish, then assembly. I have been working on it for almost 2 years.

  • I’m working on a sleeveless cardigan called Warm Embrace. Just finishing the front bands and collar. Comfy, cozy, and perfect to throw on at a moment’s notice.

  • Actually, I’m stalled on a number of knitting projects, so I’ve fallen back on crocheting blocks for Blankets for Syria and joining flowers for the Arne & Carlos spring along blanket. I hope to find time soon to figure out and get going again on my Vector Fields shawl and my knitting group game shawl Impromptu!

  • I’ve started my Christmas knitting and have socks, hats and cowls on the needles. Something for mindless tv knitting, a bit of lace that requires more attention and some colourwork for fun!

  • My current, active projects are 4 shawls (Mirkfallon, Strandwanderer, Mughal and Aurinko) and a Boxy pullover.
    I’m hoping that I’ll finish at least one project before I fall in love and start a new one!

  • I’m knitting Kate Davies’ Owls right now while struggling with tendinitis so it’s taking forever!

  • I am making matching Fletching sweaters for my son and my four nieces and nephews. The goal is to have them done in time for a holiday photo shoot. They are so fun to work on!

  • Started working on mitered square blanket and its comforting to my head and hands. The pattern is an oldie but goodie like me. Thank you for sharing.

  • Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavallee in Schoppel-Wolle Cotton Ball. I’m modifying it to have a folded hem which I haven’t done before.

  • I have Mabel in Atlas truffle and a shakerag tee in recycled fibers and a colorwork pullover in Coastal on my needles as well as a pullover Seaglass which is a stash buster.

  • This summer I have been knitting Hitchhiker shawls from Martina Behm’s Hitchhiker collection. Totally fulfilling. Knit in fingering weight yarn, 100 g produces a nice sized shawl and the patterns are easy to knit, mostly in garter stitch, with nice details to keep your interest. The patterns allow to you just enjoy the yarn and watch how the colors flow. I have used Uneek fingering, Malabrigo sock and I just bought – at the sale- some Mohonk Light.

  • Crochet Bucket Hat with Rowan Creative Linen in Oasis! I am new to crochet so it is the perfect project to work on tension and end up with a cute hat. I am almost finished and excited to block it.

  • My rainbow socks! I got the fleece from the neighbour (they Throw It Out!!), washed it, then dyed some with leftover Easter egg dye, just in jars in the sun during our hot spell last summer, then carded it in it’s individual colours and divided it up ready to spin 2-ply sock yarn. Then it sat for a year. I decided last week to spin it and knit the socks for a Show and Share at my first ever fiber conference weekend in two weeks. The brightest, cutest socks are emerging from my needles!

  • Socks! I’ve been on a huge sock knitting craze. However, as I type this I’m thinking of casting on some gloves after all it’s past labor day.. winter will start any day now in Maine.

  • I’m in a “finish everything!” phase. The only thing (not in time out) left on my knitting needles right now is my temperature blanket. I love it!

  • My temperature blanket. It’s been orange/red for the last few months – looking forward to see it shift into the fall colors

  • Softies for my daughter’s lovely neighbor. She’s expecting a new addition to the family and softies for a brand new baby are always popular. Not to mention fun to knit .

  • I am knitting a shawl from yarn I got for my birthday. I feel seen by my friend who gave me cool yarn with no expectations!

  • the Savage Heart cardigan, finally! I’ve been itching to knit this one for a long time, MDK! I’ m using Julie Asselin Boucle in shade Momo: happy pink to brighten the ever shrinking days…

  • Just began Joji’s The Lone Skein and am also in the middle of a washcloth.

  • i’ve almost finished a baby blanket which I’ll be sending to the organization Knitting for Ukraine.

  • I just finished some socks last night that had been waning there for weeks. Today a new project will go on the needles – a stuffed hippopotamus.

  • Orange and black socks for Halloween fun!

  • I’m still on a dish cloth kick.

  • Casting on my second honeycomb scarf with two shawl balls, Pearl and Fossil! Love this pattern.

  • Working on a new Fall pullover in a beautiful pumpkin color!
    It makes my heart sing!

  • My temperature blanket is on my lap as I type. And my Rowen felted tweed is next to me. It’s crochet and I’m trying to take knitting breaks because I like it so much better!

  • I just finished a test knit for a pattern called Shoulder Season. The pattern featured everything to keep me engaged but not complicated. My beautiful fade was icing on the cake.

  • I’m working on a Teddy Sweater, by Terri Kruse, for my soon-to-be 3 year old grandson. I hope he loves it as much as I do!

  • A blanket for grandbaby #5.

  • I’m working on a cowl as a birthday gift for my daughter-in-law. Just finished a shawl for my daughter. I love to knit gifts!

  • I am knitting an afghan for a friend. Making it up as I knit!

  • I’ve got some purple monkey socks on my needles right now.

  • Working on a Baby Surprise Jacket (E Zimmermann pattern) for a baby arriving mid-October. I received the “Grace” Field Guide and love the additional enticement of the”Meet Joji . . .” section. Thank you!

  • Some colorful knitted and crocheted pumpkins to add to those I made last year. Sort of like dishcloths – fun and quick to make!

  • I’m just over halfway on a pair (I knit two at once to be sure I don’t end up with a bunch of single socks) of DK weight socks in a cheerful stripe. To me they’re great for summer knitting, quick and satisfying!

  • I’m knitting a t-shirt out of hemp yarn (Canava) and crocheting a cropped cover-up with Cotton Fine.

  • A baby blanket. Very little need to check the pattern. Just stitch and stitch and marvel at the progress

  • I am knitting a lacy pullover – a pattern from our LYS’s Slow Yarn Crawl. It’s easy enough but a challenge for me. I’m not much of a lace knitter – or cable knitter – but am trying to challenge myself.

  • I am knitting a shrug for myself with yarn I bought over 10 years ago for a special project that I never got around to. I have had requests from FAMILY members that never wear the things I knit for them. The pattern is Tweedy Shrug by Hedge Hog Fibers.

  • Working on Sharon Air MKAL by Casapinka- fun!

  • Im currently knitting Seol by Di Gilpin. I saw the original on a recent knitting tour of Scotland in her studio. She was out of the color I wanted but I found her yarn and a sweater quantity of the color in a local shop when i returned.

  • Mindless knitting with the intent to just use up some yarn. We’ve been traveling unfamiliar roads, so having a knitting project that I can set down and pick up at any moment without needing to consult a pattern has been important. I think a C2C lap blanket will be the end result with a change of stitch patterns whenever I get bored with the one I’ve been doing. Having the blanket grow and the yarn ball shrink has been very fulfilling!

  • I’ve FINALLY got a Love Note on my needles!

  • I have a few different WIPs right now. Today, I’ve been knitting on a headscarf, pattern Jasmin, for my friend who has breast cancer and has recently finished chemotherapy. Fulfilling to help fulfill a need for someone else.

  • I am working on a temperature blanket for my sister who retired this year. It is modeled after the Blanket of Joy pattern with some alterations. Then for a break I ordered Rowan Big Wool last weekend (on sale!) and am starting the Main Squeeze Cardigan for something that progresses quickly.

  • I am knitting scarves for charity.

  • I’m making lots of BODHI LEAF WASHCLOTHS from EASE, Field Guide No. 7, using Rowan Cotton. Christmas is coming.

  • Right now I am working on a prototype of a cowl to sell at my holiday craft sales booth. I am working with a thick-and=thin yarn, so the random pattern of “knit the thin and purl the thick” is adding surface texture. Trying to figure out this fashion season’s trendy colors–will it really be Barbie pink?

  • Socks knitted with yarn from a 2019 trip to Yellowstone and Montana. Reveling in the memories. Just cast on a bulky hat in thrifted Rowan Big Wool. What a score!

  • I am finally re-knitting the welt of my husband’s Kaffe Fassett crosses vest from the 80’s. He ripped a hole in it and I have been searching for the bag of leftover yarn for a year (finally found it last week) yeah!

  • I’m knitting a Wrap Me Up Sweater Scarf, with ultra luxurious yarn.

  • I’m just casting on the cute Pressed Flowers hat by Ann Christoffers that you presented Friday. I couldn’t resist!

  • I’m closing in on a blanket for a great-nephew who has just started college. In his college colors, I’m using the technique that is most fulfilling to me: log cabin.

  • I’m starting a sweater for my partner right now – I’m barely in the swatching phase, but I’m very excited to make it happen.

  • I’m knitting the Party Pullover–the color work is so much fun!

  • A hat for Warmth for Warriors and a comfort (mini blanket) for a child in Kentucky afflicted by the floods.

  • I’m working on the Honeycomb Scarf and love seeing the colors change. Next up is something from the new Field Guide!

  • What’s on my needles, you ask? The Cushiest Cowl n blue and white in Brown Sheep co Prairie Spun DK, a sock in Hobbii Silly Socks and the Lava Lake shawl by Stephen West in random fingering weight skeins. I am also checking out patterns for my first cardigan. This is keeping me out of trouble, I hope.

  • The fulfillment business! I love this, Ann.

    I’ve been getting a lot of fulfillment from test knitting these last two years- turned a lot of stash into FOs because of deadlines and project monogamy.

    Now I think I need to get off the testing train for a bit and find fulfillment making the projects accumulating in my queue – many courtesy of the daily MDK briefing.

  • I’m in the rare state of not one not two but three fulfilling knits on the needles which of course means none seem to be getting near done.
    1) an assigned pooling shawl I am in love with the randomness also it’s pretty even to non-knitters who don’t “get” shawls.
    2) a baby sweater because new baby turning 6 months…do I need to explain?!
    3) a cardi in Atlas that may show up in Rhinebeck. On me. Merlot is the new black.

  • I just finished my Honeycomb Scarf! And I’m At Patty Lyons’s Affiknity Retreat where everyone got a copy of the Brioche field guide in their goodie bag. Given the numerous “oohs” and “aahs “ I foresee you getting a lot of scarf bundle orders It’s gorgeous! Now on to finish the Cocoknits sweater I started 2 years ago…unless a new pretty thing catches my eye and leap frogs the queue

  • The Cheerful Cardigan from Imperial Stock Ranch. The yarn I’m using is Feza Posh DK (merino/silk). I’m loving the odd construction and the challenge of the lace panel. It’s my second one!

  • A summer tank that I had hoped to wear this year.

  • I’m working on the “Hana” sweater by Junko Okamoto and it’s addictive! The sweater is made up of eight panels of cable work, which is much more than I’ve ever done in a single sweater. It’s a good challenge and wonderfully engaging. Next up, as soon as the package arrives, are two projects from Field Guide 22, the shawl and the vest. Since Hana is reserved for knitting time without distractions, the new two will be more sociable. Such joy!

  • I am in a knitting slump so working on wool hats for charity. They are a quick knit and I believe they will make a difference to some folks when winter weather arrives.

  • Working on a complicated cabled hat. It’s taking forever, but it will be beautiful. The Tosh DK yarn is the pleasure in it right now.

  • The very sad fact is nothing. Either I haven’t been centered enough to choose a project to center me (!) or I am in a bit of a knitting funk. I see all the beautiful things but am just not quite able to commit. Fall is my FAVORITE time of year so hopefully a jumpstart will happen soon!

  • Fingerless mitts to gift a friend living on a boat! It can be cold out there.

  • Working on Pink Graphite shawl by Melanie Rice.

  • I have a number of things on my needles-the big project is the Weekender sweater but also socks, a lace shawl and a feather and fan scarf.

  • I am about to be a grandmother for the second time. Its a boy! Knitting the wee Henry cardigan for him❤️

  • With 4 “American Girl doll” age granddaughters, I’m on the third of four sweater/skirt outfits for Christmas gifts.

  • My 6 yr old granddaughter loves bears. While on washcloth pattern hunt I found one of 2bears hugging looking at the stars. I decided to use bulky yarn and double knit a lapghan instead of a washcloth in red and gray. When I gave it to her she gushed, “ Can you please make three more in different colours and sew all 4 together to make a blanket for me?”
    I thought my heart would explode. For me this is fulfillment.

  • A much needed hat using sock yarn. I’m using “Midas Hat” by Laura Reinbach as my guide. And the amazing double brim from “Wurm”

  • It’s a sweater with a Fair Isle yolk for my daughter.

  • I am finishing a tee with concentric cotton.

  • I’m finishing my first, but definitely not my last, new ancestral Christmas stocking.

  • Working on Blooming Lavender socks. Finished one and started #2 last night. I grow a lot of lavender so when I saw this pattern I had to have them!

  • I am knitting a newborn sweater for an exercise buddy who is having her first grandchild. The yarn I’m using was originally purchased for my late beloved mother in law to knit a sweet little dress for our first granddaughter. It proved too difficult for her so she passed the project on to me where it sat half finished until my granddaughter was much too big for it. Its lovely sirdar yarn and I feel as though I am transferring all our love into this tiny sweater

  • Socks and a hat with some first time hand spun yarn!

  • An oldie but goodie, Strickmich! Christmas is coming and I have lots of nieces!

  • Endless I-cord bind-off on Roam, my first Assigned Pooling shawl in a lovely BFL &
    pattern from the amazing mind of Dawn Barker at Barker Wool. Highly recommend!

  • Just ONE project? Always have at least one going: one easy, one challenging.

  • Gosh, when I read your question I was amazed at how many projects I’m working on. An Irish cable scarf, socks, monthly square for an afghan class, a needlepoint pillow. Fun stuff!

  • As a tribute to their Dad, who died yesterday, I am making the BBQ King for my son and his siblings.

    • My heart goes put to you and your family.

  • Aida Boza In my needles is Marie Wallin’s Catbells from the Cumbria Collection Book. She is such a gifted designer with an amazing eye for colors. Im enjoying this jumper very much.
    Thank you

  • For my daughter with metastatic breast cancer: hats to keep ker head warm due to the loss of hair from chemo and radiation. Knitted knockers. Shawls for both of her daughters, for her to wear now. Later they’ll have them to wrap both her and my love around them.

    • Ella, my heart goes out to you and your family. I knit my way through my BFF’s breast cancer, which was of some comfort during a painful time. You are in my thoughts and stitches.

      • Thank you for your kind thoughts and words.

  • Hi. I’m knitting the shawl of 14 colors from blue sky fibers. Wonderful color!

  • Loving Atlas yarn and making the Cider Mill Sweater. Thanks for the fun, high quality products and daily content.

  • Always a sock no matter what else I’m working on. They really ate my zen.

  • I working on two projects, Valentina’s Shawl designed by Olga Fedorova and the current MKAL Gnome. The first requires a great deal of concentration and second just needs me to sit and knit.

  • I’m usually knitting dishcloths where I learn new patterns in a small project. I often give several to family and friends for the holidays. I also have a scarf and hand towels on my needles.

  • I’m working on a shawl from the Wine Country Yarn Hop 2022 pattern Norcal. Sequenced knitting reflecting the rolling hills and changing textures of Sonoma County. In green. Meditative.

  • I working on a cardigan in linen (Sparrow) . This is my first linen knit even though it’s going slow I love it. The linen looks wonky but once I block it, it beautiful.

  • Another Mitered Crosses blanket. The first was for a new grandson 10 years ago. This one is all mine.

  • Harriet’s Cowl by Harriet Middleton, a pattern in the fundraising for an MRI scanner on Shetland.

  • Almost finished with an Afaemali Anniversary Sweater knit in Lett Lopi. I love the beautiful colorwork in the yoke.

  • I was knitting a sweater and decided the yarn was too dense. So frogged it and then knitting it again. I seem to be doing a lot of that these days…

  • I just learned how to knit last year, and I love it. It was always on my bucket list of things to do. I am currently knitting my first pair of socks.

  • Stephen West Batad is on my needles today; orange wedges with lime green welts.

  • I’ve been working on Joji’s Hipster Shawl in Myak yarn, and also swatching for the pullover in Field Guide 22 in Atlas. I’m in the mood for yummy, squishy yarn right now.

  • Learning stranded colorwork with new mittens. I find myself allured by the pattern and colors and feel like i’m growing new neural pathways in my brain!

  • My needles are holding an adorable cotton dress for my new grandbaby girl arriving in October. Just need to finish the yoke and add cap sleeves. The Clara Dress!

  • At last, getting close to finishing a knitted lace curtain for a single-panel door. It’s been hanging for two months to achieve the maximum effect of gravity on more than a pound of cotton. Now to undo the provisional cast-on at the bottom, knit on a bottom border, and bind off.

  • Well I am one of those with projects. I have a blanket for my son in a log cabin ish style, A broken brioche wash cloth and now towel set in snuggly, a shawl I am torchering myself with that I bought years ago in a box (it is many cotton threads that change out every so often) and there are other things in time out just now.

  • Sculpt by Rachel Isley and a vest that will be a Christmas gift.

  • I am making a simple Fair Isle hat. Haven’t done colorwork for years and forgot what fun it is!

  • Working on blanket squares, playing with different stitch patterns. Someone will put our groups’ squares together make a blanket to donate.

  • I’m knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman’s baby surprise jacket for the baby about to arrive next door.

  • Nelkin Design’s Laxo Worsted Hat.

  • A pair of fingerless mitts have been languishing—hope to get back to them soon!

  • I’m making a scarf, spring stripes, in colors I don’t usually turn to, but it’s really pretty.

  • A cotton cardigan…a kit I bought a year ago!

  • I’m knitting a test knit hat for
    amscroll@aol.com knitting the stash and loving it

  • Step 2: knitting my first sweater

  • Musselburgh

  • What’s on my needles right now is an experimental (my own pattern) cowl. A beautiful combination of Valley Yarns Haydenville DK and Southampton, both in Persimmon. So soft with the two yarns knit together on size 8 circulars. I can’t wait to wear it when it gets colder.

  • Finishing up final touches on wedding knitting for my son’s wedding. Hearts knit with fairy lights and lace covered jars. Make my heart happy

  • Evendoon (Kate Davies), with gorgeous yarn purchased at my local NH Sheep and Wool festival this past spring.

  • A Shibui cowl

  • Working on a pair of socks, I’ve just started the second one!

  • A log cabin blanket with random leftovers of Rowen felted tweed. Also another baby blanket in double knitting. And a ballband dishrag. I think that’s it….

  • Tiny mittens for first grandchild.

  • I have several things on my needles and they all fill me with happiness 🙂
    yesterday I started with the dark Watercolor Cowl ( Painterly field guide 16). It is my first intarsia work with the Rowan felted tweed.

  • A beret in some madelinetosh twist light leftovers. Colors dandelion and clematis. It’s lovely and comforting.

  • Currently working on some socks for my dad. He is very knit-worthy and appreciates a handknit pair – so much so that I’ve darned his last pair 3 times! I makes me happy to think of him snuggled up in bed with cozy feet 🙂

  • I’m finishing the second sock of a pair which will be a Christmas gift.

  • On the needles I have:
    • A watermelon-patterned self-striping yarn for a sock
    • A bacon scarf for a coworker
    • A sweater with eggs on the yoke

    Apparently I like knitting food!

  • I’m knitting a Musselburgh hat it’s simple knitting but very relaxing on a long car ride home from a knitting retreat.

  • Working on a couple of baby blankets for friends in a made-up pattern, in yarn given to me by another friend. : )

  • A bulky ‘lapaghan’ with tons of different stitch patterns

  • I am making a little bereavement gown for the local NICU. It’s difficult to think about, but I hope it will help the family.

  • Nearing the finish line on my first stranded sweater. Yarn size substitution. Random motifs. Cardigan from a pullover pattern, so, steeking.

  • Socks- I just finished my first pair and immediately cast on the second! There is a mystery about the process which is also remarkably satisfying.

  • Fingerling for socks. And maybe for some other projects, like hats or fingerless mitts!

  • Scarves for Christmas. I’ve memorized the pattern so it’s solid ‘go for the goal’ now!!

  • I’m making a soft cotton hat for a friend’s first grandchild. It’s hot now, but she’ll need a little hat in San Francisco this fall!

  • I am knitting my FOURTH Bottom Line Pullover. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sweater!!! Everytime I knit it I feel more joy! Right now I’m using Fiber Optics Kashmir Fingering in the PEACOCK colorway. The jewel tones coming right from peacock feathers are lusious!

  • Right now I’m knitting my FOURTH Bottom Line Pullover. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern!! It gives me so much joy every time! Thanks for the Downtown Field Guide!!
    I’m knitting this one in Fiber Optics Kashmir fingering. The color is PEACOCK and it truly does look like peacock colored feathers!!

  • A test knitting pair of socks meaning I learned both magic loop and German twisted cast on. Always fun to learn and explore

  • I’m making a linen tank for summers and a lacy cowl for winters – covering all my bases!

  • I had a major surgery over the summer and had hoped to do more knitting during recovery. I wasn’t able to, so I’m grateful now to be spending some free time working on projects I was really looking forward to for the last few months.

  • on my needle and very fulfilling is my broken rib brioche rib in the autumn colorway. It has been so fun to think about and then see how the colors play with each other. I love it!