Pattern: Clutch from One Skein by Leigh Radford Yarn: Manos del Uruguay, Adobe colorway Yardage: slightly less than one skein – about 100 yards or so Needles: size 13 circulars Modifications: The Manos is thinner than the Lamb’s Pride Bulky called for in the original pattern, so I added 5 repeats to the body of … [Read more…]

None too bright

I wanted to make a cute little Fair Isle hat for Afghans for Afghans.  I cast on and knit and made a hat for a doll.  Fortunately, the smallest of the spawn is getting a doll for her birthday, so now I guess she gets a hat for a doll as well.  At least it … [Read more…]


You know my temperamental camera?  It deigned to work today.  This sounds like a good thing, and it’s nice that it takes pictures, but today it added stripes to the pictures.  Foolish and evil camera. I got some pictures of my yarn cabinet for you.  When I’m feeling down I go to it and stare, … [Read more…]

Correction – Maude Louise

To everyone who has downloaded the pattern for Maude Louise – I’m terribly sorry, but I found the first major error in the pattern.  I hope no one has gotten very far in knitting it.  I have no idea how I got this number, because it’s random and far off, but when the pattern says … [Read more…]


Oh, it’s a brave new world, and I’m striding out into it! Technology and knitting mix so beautifully, don’t you think? Ancient handicraft meets infotech superhighway of the future and the love affair is epic. Sure it’s a May-December romance, but knitting keeps herself young and the internet really needs a little dignity and maturity. … [Read more…]

Do you know what I need?

I need a nemesis.  There has to be a crocheting pirate blogger out there somewhere, and someday our paths will cross, and there will be a terrifying clash of needles and hook, and we will have a legendary rivalry that can only end when one of us finally destroys the other in a fiber showdown … [Read more…]