Month: December 2008

Eat your heart out, Ed Wood!

So it’s not a pure angora sweater.  I still think Edward D. Wood, Jr. would approve. Maude Louise the Second is done!  Those tricksy button bands* really threw me off, but I’m so glad I took the time to get

Posted in Finished Projects, Jackets, Knitting, Maude Louise, Original Pattern, Sweaters

Free Pauline!

The winners of the Malabrigo Junkies design contest were finally announced today, and Pauline was among them.  This means that Pauline is now available as a free download, either here, or on Ravelry.   I’ve been meaning to consolidate my pattern

Posted in Hats, Original Pattern, Pauline, Self Designed

Blocking Pauline

  Blocking is key!  I know blocking is usually a good idea, but it’s especially important with Pauline.  Since the bonnet is knit entirely in stockinette, it will curl without blocking, even with the i-cord border.  Blocking also relaxes the

Posted in Blocking, Knitting, Pauline, Tutorials

Some semblence of order

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I usually start my Christmas knitting during the summer, and this year, I utterly failed to do that, so it’s been a real scramble.  However. When I sat down in October and made a

Posted in Miscellany

Holiday gifts for knitters

Last year, without solicitation, I made a list of good gifts for knitters.  This year, I actually have an excuse to go pretend shopping make a similar list, because my husband’s been asking me to make such a list for

Posted in Miscellany

We are (easily) amused

Here are some of the more interesting recent search engine terms that have brought folks to Knitting Kninja. men who like to wear frilly aprons do people still knit or is it to old fashioned “does not like frippery” “the

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Haha! Take that, foul button bands!

It’s a bit galling when a sweater of one’s own design takes up designs against one.  Maude Louise II was nearly done when I tried to add a garter stitch button band that turned out to be a Very Bad

Posted in Jackets, Knitting, Maude Louise, Self Designed, Setbacks

In which I discover my stash

Although I am aware that I have a yarn problem, I tend not to think of myself as having a stash when compared to many other knitters of my acquaintance. I read many knitting blogs, and when I do, I

Posted in Miscellany


The Pauline pattern is now available for download through Ravelry.  There is, unfortunately, a long story to go with this, so hang in there a second.  Pauline was designed as an entry for the Malabrigo Junkies One Skein Design contest. 

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