Author Archives: swayknits

About swayknits

Knitting, writing, designing, dreaming. swayknits is also my username on

Pumpkin Season…Now with Cherry Flavor

October is upon us. This is perhaps my favorite month. “Because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket!” But seriously, after the humidity and grossness of summer, it’s the best weather ever. Plus, … Continue reading

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Desert Gold, Iris Purple

One WIP down, nine to go. A Long Daybreak’s Journey Into Night Pattern: Daybreak by Stephen West Yarn: Scraps of Knit Picks Gloss in Serengeti, Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Gold, 2 reclaimed skeins of Claudia Handpainted Yarns Fingering in … Continue reading

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Good Things Come to Those Who…

…get off their lazy bums and finish their languishing-at-95%-on-Ravelry projects? P’raps. Over the last few weeks, I’ve suddenly remembered why blogging gets so hard on a regular basis. There was work. Then more work. And even more work. And also, … Continue reading

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Designs for the Birds

  I have a supreme love for the wonders and horrors of Hitchcock. Now, I like a bit of blood and guts in my movies now and again. But the little room of my soul that is reserved for horror … Continue reading

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The Seductive Powers of the Knit Dress

Many sweater seasons ago, I dug a big hole in my wallet by purchasing a lot of this: To fulfill my intermediate knitter fantasy of this: Oh, my heart beat faster just thinking of those lovely fair-isle sleeves, the backdrop … Continue reading

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Knitknitknit, ad infinitum

Really, the only word for this blanket is…WHEW. This is a long slog, m’friends. A very. Long. Slog. Even if you smush all the knitting into a short span of time, it will still lodge in your memory as an … Continue reading

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Knitting Full Circles

Years ago, my grandmother taught me to knit when she came over to visit us. I think I must have been about 10 or 11. She came with my mom and me to the craft store to buy some cheap … Continue reading

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A Return to Form via Slouchiness.

It’s been a difficult year or two for me on a personal and professional level. I’ve often felt disheartened and discouraged. Perhaps even disillusioned. But I keep truckin’, because that’s what my mamma always taught me to do. So in … Continue reading

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