Month: November 2006

Shedir – sort of

Pattern: Shedir from Knitty’s special Breast Cancer Awareness issue Yarn: Lion Brand Microspun, in lilac Yardage: less than one skein, about 140 yards Modifications: different star pattern on top, small holes around the bottom ribbed edge I wish it wasn’t

Posted in Finished Projects, Hats, Knitting


See that? That is the first knit item I ever made for myself. It’s the camisole on the cover of Sarah Dallas’ book Vintage Knits. I fell hard for that photograph and had to have the cami for myself. Unfortunately,

Posted in Finished Projects, Future Projects, Knitting, Miscellany

Thank you

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I’m not a religious person, but one doesn’t have to be religious to be intensely grateful, or to be a big fan of delicious viands, or to love gathering with loved ones to enjoy delicious

Posted in In progress, Knitting, Miscellany


I opened a drawer in my daughter’s room earlier this evening and found a pair of little slippers I thought I’d lost. I made them to match the cardigan I knit as her coming home outfit. Unfortunately for that plan,

Posted in Kidswear, Knitting, Miscellany

Twined Knitting – History Pt. 1

There’s nothing that can make you feel more like an inferior knitter than opening the book Twined Knitting by Birgitta Dandanell and Ulla Danielsson, and noting the many, many pictures of women toting small children and farm implements about as

Posted in Knitting History, Twined knitting

Sweeter than pie

I had a knitting crisis this weekend. I was thisclose to finishing the Christmas sweater I’m making for my daughter, and then – disaster – I ran out of yarn on the second sleeve when I was mere inches from

Posted in In progress, Knitting, Miscellany

Ropes and Ladders

Pattern: Ropes and Ladders Cabled Scarf, from Pieknits Yarn: Knitpicks’ Shamrock, in colorway Doyle Yardage: Almost exactly two skeins, or 164 yards I don’t know why that picture is so magenta, but it is. The actual colors look more like

Posted in Finished Projects, Knitting, Miscellany, Scarves

Gah! Stress! And candy.

First off, since I’ve been writing about him for a few days, I wanted to mention that my grandfather’s surgery went swimmingly. He is doing very well and will be home shortly. I’m glad, so glad. I am going to

Posted in In progress, Knitting, Miscellany


Since I mentioned my grandfather yesterday and said he was coming home, I wanted to update and mention that no, he is not coming home yet, I’m afraid. Today he is going to have surgery to install a pacemaker. His

Posted in Miscellany