Evolution or Cycle?

How many WIPs at once is a topic that invites endless discussion from knitters and fiber artists all the time.  Today, it’s my turn.

I don’t know what my life would be like without these guys

I’ve always been one of those knitters who’s got two or three, max of about five or seven (around the holidays) projects going on at once but lately (late·ly/ˈlātlē/ – (adverb) the past three or four projects’ worth of time) I’ve only had one on the needles.  This isn’t to say I’ve been working on a single project for the past three or four projects’ worth of time, just that the past three or four projects have been the only one’s on the needles at the time they are being knit.

This final project is coming to soon to a blog near you! (Hint: this one)

I almost think it might be healthier for me at this point to have more than one project going at a time but can’t seem to bring myself to cast on for anything new even when forcedinspired.

squooshy, smooshy and delicious

I’m not sure if this is an evolution in my knitting and I’ll continue to be this way for the forseeable future or if this is just a cycle coinciding with so many exciting, spectacular, behind-the-scenes awesome things in my knitting world.

this is the current lonely WIP

What side of the debate are you on?

I’m going to go try to cast on something new *right* now – wish me luck!


Work Work Work

It’s not work if its something you love right?

its all knitting related even though there’s no knitting in the picture

That’s what I’m telling myself.


Long Weekend

You know those weekends where you do enough stuff and have enough adventures to fit in an entire week but really it was only three days?

I had one of those.

There was baseball to be watched
There were obscure signs to be seen

There were sights to be seen

there were roller coasters to be ridden
There was Casa Bonita to be experienced

(if you don’t know about Casa Bonita, educate yourself)

There was fooseball to be played
There were pianos to admire

And, of course, many more things that didn’t make it on camera.

And I’m taking another trip this next weekend to take advantage of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday (New Mexico, I’m comin’ at ya!).  Perhaps I’ll sleep next month sometime.


May 16th.  Exactly one year ago I packed up my car, my dog and my yarn and trekked north about 600 miles and haven’t looked back.

what’s not to love?

I’ve had so many adventures

cute mountain towns everywhere

Met so many great people

Festivals and Events Everywhere

and moved so far forward in my life

4 different, distinct seasons

I love it here 🙂

You Are My Sunshine

This yarn came in the mail the other week and, really, isn’t it gorgeous?  The story behind the color is that with a sad ending and as a result a percentage of the sales of this particular limited edition colorway went to families who have lost a baby.

You Are My Sunshine by Three Irish Girls

I’m happy to have supported such a cause and now all that’s left is designing a project suited for such special yarn.

so much depth

The yarn is from Three Irish Girls and it’s my first experience with them but the communication was pleasant, the yarn is gorgeous and the merino/nylon content should hold well against wear.