Month: September 2006

Now all I need is yarn

Knitting Without Tears arrived yesterday. Praise Amazon! I ordered the book on Saturday morning, and by Saturday afternoon I had received an email telling me that the book had shipped. I’ve read about half of it so far, and I

Posted in Future Projects, Jackets, Knitalongs, Knitting, Maude Louise, Miscellany, Self Designed


Oh, I’m going to blather on about knitting, because, let’s face it, I’m an addict, but first I have to gush about food. We’re trying to be more responsible food consumers, and so last weekend we braved the Farmer’s Market,

Posted in Miscellany

Zimmermania, here I come!

The lovely Sarah over at Blue Garter got me thinking about Elizabeth Zimmerman again. I’ve read about her, I’ve heard her spoken of with reverence by a guest host on Cast On, and I’ve searched in vain for her books

Posted in Future Projects, Knitalongs, Knitting, Miscellany

Sins of the Knitter

I have confessions. Many, many confessions. I hear that they’re good for the soul, and anyway, they’ll get me out of working on the last couple of chapters of my book for a while. (The neverending novel of domesday, seriously.

Posted in Knitting, Miscellany


At the time I finished Corinne, my strapless bra was missing. You will have to trust me when I say that the sight of me in this dress without a bra is the last thing you want to see. Pattern:

Posted in Dresses, Finished Projects, Knitting


Some time last year, I told each of my boys that I would knit them a sweater that they, they themselves, designed. At the time, even with the help of Style Your Own Kids’ Knits, this was ridiculously ambitious. I

Posted in Finished Projects, Kidswear, Knitting


I’m mostly done with the back of Maude Louise, the jacket I’ve been designing. It’s the first thing I’ve designed from the ground up, and I’m a little nervous about it, because the math is tricky. But so far it

Posted in Future Projects, Knitting, Miscellany

Lazy Susan

Inspired by the the awesome Dayflower Scarf at StitchinGirl, I decided to make my mother a lace scarf. But not the Dayflower Lace Scarf, mostly because I messed up a few times when I tried it. So this is the

Posted in Finished Projects, Free Patterns, Knitting, Scarves, Self Designed