Month: October 2006

When you have a hammer

This weekend, I got word that my grandfather was in the hospital. He is my last remaining grandparent, and at 93, he is a remarkable man. He has not yet retired from his job. He is kind and gentle. He

Posted in In progress, Knitting, Miscellany, Scarves


Reproductions of Faye Dunaway’s costume in 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde seem to have become a staple in blogland. There is, of course, Eunny Jang’s beautiful twisted stitch sweater, but I’ve also seen some stunning examples at Knit Lit and Stitch

Posted in Knitting, Miscellany

Error message

The errors began when I cast on for Maude Louise and decided to use a wide rib for the bottom edge, which ruled out my original plan of a sort of rounded skirt like ruffle below the button band at

Posted in In progress, Jackets, Knitting, Maude Louise, Self Designed

Fair Isle Idyll

So it’s not even close to complicated, but isn’t that pretty? I would have preferred a rich red to the turquoise, but that’s the back edge of Gabriel’s self designed sweater, and he wanted turquoise. The blue heather is a

Posted in In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Miscellany

Well, darn.

I finished the shawl collar on Maude Louise. It was a good lesson in why shawl collars are a terrible idea on crewneck jackets. My idea worked perfectly, but unfortunately, without a V, a shawl collar makes the collar pretty

Posted in In progress, Knitting, Maude Louise, Miscellany

Twined Knitting

A couple of weeks ago, I checked a book out of the library for reading in my downtime. It just looked like an interesting book, so I thought I’d try to read it when I had a chance. It’s called

Posted in Future Projects, Knitting, Knitting History, Miscellany, Twined knitting

Baila del Pinguino

Pattern: freestyle knitting, no pattern (Now with link to chart!) Yarn: Unknown scrap yarn (black with white nubs), Lion Brand Wool-Ease (yellow and wheat) Yardage: Unknown, but less than a skein of the main color, and very small amounts of

Posted in Finished Projects, Hats, Kidswear, Knitting, Self Designed

Sneak preview

I’ve finally got pictures for you – so many, I’m going to be breaking them into two or three posts throughout the course of today. I wanted to show you the progress on Maude Louise. Here she is all seamed

Posted in In progress, Jackets, Knitting, Maude Louise

The week from hell at least yields a penguin.

Which penguin, naturally, is not to be found now that the camera is working some of the time, and I figured I’d be able to post it. However, not wanting to put off posting until I can get new pictures,

Posted in Knitting, Miscellany

Obscura. No camera.

I’m really, really wishing I had a working camera today. I have much to show you, and no way to show you. Le sigh. Maude Louise has been blocked and seamed. Good heavens, Andean Silk softens up marvelously when it

Posted in In progress, Knitting, Miscellany