Chutes + Ladders was the first pattern that I published as NellKnits,
w a y b a c k in 2011.
Not really so very long ago. However, my writing style has changed. I believe that I have refined my style. And more importantly, as a knitter, I have grown so much!
One small goal that I have is to redo several of my own pieces; to replenish the ever in and out sample stock, and to go over some of the patterns, or update a discontinued yarn suggestion.
Quince + Co Chickadee is the yarn I wrote this for, and is what I cast on with once again. Here it is in the beautiful shade River - ready to go.
I had planned a sentimental post for Christmas time relating to family & heirlooms and Santa. A little belated, here is the highlight of what I wanted to share:
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have a fabulous Santa stocking, which was knit in the year of my birth by my maternal grandmother, Grams.
I searched for the pattern I found it was a kit. Here is the front of the package!
My cousin Natalie, who was born the next year, also received a Santa stocking. Hers had been set too close to a lightbulb and suffered a burn completely through in 2 places - It was delivered to me for care and repairs.
It was a challenge, which I enjoyed - but more than that it was a wonder that now, my needles were in that work that my grandmother had in her hands over half a century ago.
Rather than the 'just one more row', it was more, 'just to the next skein'! It worked up quickly and was an excellent companion while I listened to the podcast, Woolful and watched both seasons of Orphan Black (again!) and while I was in groups and meetings and carpool lines...