On Saturday night, I was standing around in my kitchen when Mr. Kninja, who is a lovely and caring spousal unit, said to me, “Hey, when is Stitches West, anyway?” and I shrieked, “Oh my goodness! Tomorrow is the last day!” On Sunday, I got up not so early, thanks to a wonderful night spent … [Read more…]
Yarn: one and a half skeins Rowan Linen Drape (discontinued) Possible subs: Plassard Coton-Lin, Louet Sales Euroflax Originals, Maggi Knits Maggi’s Linen, Needful Yarns Iside, Queensland Collection Cotolino Needles: U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm) Cast on 44 stitches Knit for 4 rows in garter stitch. Maintaining 3 garter stitches on each side, knit in the … [Read more…]
For a brief, mysterious half hour last night, my camera decided to work. Huzzah! I can’t post one of the pictures yet, since it’s a surprise gift for a recipient who is also a reader…but I can show you Mr. Kninja’s Valentine’s gift, and the linen towel I’m working on. This is the top of … [Read more…]
Good news, for those on the lookout for it – the pattern for Maude Louise is well underway and should be up within a week or two. I finally found some buttons that fit, and since they’re fairly large, the weird spacing doesn’t show as much. We took some pictures, already highlighted on Craftster, though … [Read more…]
Does anyone remember those scary comics? I’m not convinced that love is at all related to sexless naked Precious Moments refugees, but what do I know? Love also means never having to say you’re sorry, and is like a red, red rose, and is easy ’cause you’re beautiful. In the Kninja household, though, love is … [Read more…]
I mentioned yesterday that Mr. Kninja asked me to write about achieving the fabric you want, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today. I know many of you already know what I’m about to write, but I’m hopeful that this will be helpful for new knitters, such as Mr. Kninja himself. It’s another … [Read more…]
Today is a grey, overcast, rainy day. I’ve got some sort of sinus thing starting up, and the kids are full of energy. I’ve got homework to do, a house to clean, and little motivation to do any of it. So I’m here, writing about knitting instead. Since I haven’t anything finished to show you, … [Read more…]
The fabulous and talented Fiona sent me the following news item, and I thought it was too good not to pass on. Run, nuns, run! Knitting crime does not pay.