Category Archives: WIP

Shhhh…It’s a Secret!

A secret? On the Internet? Well, yeah, if your husband doesn’t read your knitting blog!

Here are the socks I’m making for hubby’s birthday. Pattern taken from the basic sock recipe found in Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s book, Knitting Rules.


Pattern: The aforementioned Harlot
Yarn: Regia Cotton (blend for socks)
Color: Navy (color #50)
Needles: 1.5 (2.5mm)


Girl Knitting!!!

As discussed in my previous post, we’re adopting! And, as discussed, I am over the moon at the thought of finally knitting for a girl! I have loved knitting for my son, but until the Yarn Girls book
came out, there was a dearth of cute patterns for boys….ugh! So now, I am working on the front of The Good Guest from the abovementioned Yarn Girls book. I subbed the yarn for my very favorite yarn of all time, Rowan’s Calmer. Don’cha love it?? And, even though I have exactly a hundred and eleventy-six moving-related things I ought to be doing, somehow I am only finding time to “girl knit”…..hmm…. (In all fairness to the boys, I am designing a matching duo of brother vests…more on that later….)

WIP it…..WIP it Good!

I have more Works In Progress (WIPs), than is right for any human to have. I work 3/4 time and homeschool my 1st grader (he knits, too!), so time is at a premium here at Casa Stro. And working in “yarn heaven” doesn’t help! The upscale shop I work at has luscious hand-dyed yarns that arrive several times a week. As soon as I get motivated to try to complete an older project, something new and beautiful comes in and just calls me….“kniiiiiiiiiiit meeeeee……kniiiiiiiiiit meeeeee”. Well, when yarns talks to you, you have to answer!
Currently, I am working on a father/son vest set made with Rowan’s Calmer (in sage green). Also in the works are an obi from Simply Knit (???); a diagnonal eyelet blanket for my son; socks (Lorna’s Laces self-striping yarn!); a display scarf for the shop made with Trendsetter’s Sunshine & Plymouth’s Spazzini; and a maxi-vest from Tahki’s New Tweed (my own design!)…Oh yeah, and a backpack to felt for my son. This morning is Spanish class for my son and lunch with his best friend afterward, so adios