Month: January 2007

Lots of progress, not much to show

I may add pictures to this post anyway, just for interest’s sake, but there’s not a lot to see. I’ve got one sleeve ready to attach to the seamless hybrid, a half finished hand towel in Linen Drape, and a

Posted in In progress, Miscellany, Self Designed

Shedir, actually

Pattern: Shedir, from the Fall ’04 Knitty Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed, color 143, Cocoa Yardage: less than one skein, about 143 yards Needles: size 4 Clover bamboo 16″ circulars (I knit a little tight, but mostly, I wanted the hat

Posted in Finished Projects, Hats


This isn’t right.  Seriously, something is very wrong here.  It’s been in the thirties and forties for nearly two weeks now, and while those of you from colder climes are no doubt mocking me at this very moment, this is

Posted in Miscellany

For Knitters’ Eyes Only

If only I could add a sound file ala Arrested Development, and then I’d be totally happy.  Mr. Kninja, beware.  If you are reading this, cease and desist.  Go no further.  Look over there – it’s Cheesus! Is he gone? 

Posted in Miscellany


I’m older than I’ve ever been and now I’m even older. I turned 28 this past weekend.  So far, as an age, I am not impressed.  It’s my late twenties, but it doesn’t have the bang that 30 does.  I’m

Posted in Miscellany

Oh, Maude!

She’s not done, not really, but I’m afraid I’ve been wearing her everywhere anyway. I haven’t replaced the button bands, or the too-small buttons, and I still feel I’d like to make the collar area look a little nicer, but

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

Twined Knitting – History Pt. 2

There’s a venerable history to knitting in Sweden, the best known traditions of which culminated in the Bohus Stickning company. (More on Bohus knitting later.) Twined knitting, though, is based on older, more practical concerns than the airy beauty that

Posted in Knitting, Knitting History, Twined knitting


I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season. It’s been a pretty nice time here at the Kninja home, replete with a fantastic haul of knitting accouterments to start the new year off right. Pictured above is an incredible

Posted in Knitting, Miscellany, Slippers