Spring in the City: Sailing, Tulips, & Yarn

Spring is slowly coming to Baltimore. As I’m writing this, I can practically feel the rain rolling in and the temperature dropping again. We’ve had a true spring this year, complete with wild temperature fluctuations and plenty of rain. Despite the frequent rain, we’ve been lucky to have sunny weekends so we could get in some of my…

Hello Again Fall

Ah, hello again, Fall. I’m so happy that it’s fall again. This summer was a really moderate Baltimore summer. The temperatures were moderate, the humidity didn’t get bad, it was just sort of nice. But I’m still happy to see fall and all the things that fall brings. I guess the only difference is that unlike…

Spring!

Now that three straight days of rain have passed, I think it may actually be Spring in Baltimore. I’ve finished a lot of projects the last couple of weeks and the great weather meant they could be photographed. I finished a spring cardigan in white superwash wool for mom. It took about 8 months of…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

We’re having an unusually snowy winter in Baltimore, that just means more time to knit – including a seasonally appropriate green cowl. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Baltimore ~Kara  

Pattern Reboot: Roosevelt Park (formerly Ravens Pre-Season Hat)

Since I finished up the bin of acrylic, I turned to the other stash of leftovers and odd balls that I wanted to make into hats: the bin of worsted weight wool. Some of the wool is from sweaters and scarves,  others is from my felting-is-the-best-thing-ever phase.  There aren’t actually any whole skeins in the…

Introducing Camden

Back in August, I posted a teaser pic of this pretty little diamond patterned scarf and the pattern is (finally) finished. After spending a lot of time playing with various diamond patterns from stitch dictionaries (some were too big, some too small, others uneven so the pattern made large and small diamonds), I ended up…

Stack Of Hats

So guess what! That bin of mystery worsted-weight acrylic yarn that I collected over the first decade of knitting has officially been emptied! I’m so thrilled I can’t even tell you. Now that the bin was emptied of all that worsted acrylic, I can use it for my stash of acrylics and blends that I…

Oakenshawe Cowl

It’s like the season of cowls around this blog, and given that today is the first day it’s felt like Fall in over a week, my new accessories have gotten absolutely no use so far. (It’s been in the upper 80s the last 5 days or so here  – bizarre October weather). But I’m sticking…

Finished Gift: Baby Cardigan and Cap

A lovely gentleman that I started working with in the community over the last few years has become a friend. And this friend just had a baby. And what do babies need? Adorable cardigan and cap sets.  (and probably food, diapers, etc… but really a good sweater set, and a baby’s good to go, right?)…

More Hats!

It’s hat making season!  I made two more “Hat No. 5” Hats. Both of these were made as written with 84 stitches cast on for a stretchy finished circumference of just over 19″.  I like that this pattern is interesting, but it’s only a six row pattern repeat so it’s short enough to easily  keep…