Knitting Season

The combination of slightly cooler weather and my discovery of Ravelry has inspired a rash of knitting. Over my Christmas holiday I made two berets using the Meret pattern available for free on Ravelry (you'll need to sign up for an account).

Then, with his gift of the book Favorite Socks, my little brother requested that I make him Eastern European Footlets for his birthday. The pattern is a toe-up design which was a little confusing for me (understandable considering it's only my second pair of socks) but I believe I figured it out. They should be done in plenty of time for his birthday in March.
What I really love about Ravelry, besides a huge database of patterns is that I can catalogue all of my knitting supplies (yarn, books, magazines, needles) and my knitting projects. I can easily find what I have without searching all over the house. The website is easy to use and attractively designed. I just wish I had the same thing for sewing!

I also started a scarf using some yarn from my stash, Patons Grace. The pattern is another Ravelry one available here. Knitting lace will be a nice break from the simple rounds of stockinette required for the XL footlets I'm making. I do have some sewing projects I'd like to start/complete and some I need to share, that is if I can pull myself away from my knitting!


  1. The hat is spectacular. Sometimes Ravelry overwhelms me but it helps to know what you're looking for - and now I do! Thanks.

  2. Your hat looks fab :)I just signed up for Ravelry today. 'tis the season to knit for sure. It is the only thing I want to do with these cold cold days!

  3. Welcome to Ravelry! I've been there for over a year now and love it :-) I found your blog recently as I was doing some sewing research.

  4. I love the hat! I totally understand your rash! I discovered Ravelry during the holidays and I went completely crazy about it. I have never been knitting so much!

  5. your hair is so beautiful... and love the berret too!

  6. Both berets are beautiful! I still wish I could knit socks. I hope your brother will be pleased.

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  8. Get out of town! You sound SO much like me! I'm also a graphic designer who spends all of her free time knitting, crocheting, sewing - the whole works! I'm about to peruse your blog for some good links! :) You should come check mine out sometime.


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