Month: February 2009

Day’s Eye!

One of my secret projects is no longer a secret!  The Popknits Spring Preview is live, and you can get a sneak peek at the Day’s Eye Hat. I’ll have more to say about the project when it goes live

Posted in Day's Eye Hat, Finished Projects, Hats, Knitting, Original Pattern, Popknits, Self Designed

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Just like Ken Kesey’s, except that mine involved only the citric acid from the Kool Aid, and there were no hippies, and there wasn’t a bus, and…well, OK, it was nothing like Ken Kesey’s Electric Kool Aid Acid Test.  But

Posted in Yarn

Pauline and Paulette

Pauline first: I noticed an error when I was rereading the pattern the other night.  I have no idea how I missed it for so long, but here’s the correction:  For the smaller size, when you reach the Back Shaping,

Posted in Design, Hats, In progress, Knitting, Original Pattern, Paulette, Pauline, Self Designed

Makes me happy

I made a simple mushroom and barley soup for lunch the other day, and you know, it’s a small thing, but man, it was so good. I love when something simple turns out well.  I used shitake mushrooms when I’d

Posted in Design, Hats, In progress, Kidswear, Miscellany, Original Pattern, Paulette, Self Designed, Yarn

The design process

First off, thank yous to everyone who replied to my last post.  I took all the comments to heart, and I think I have a game plan now.  My original instincts were too defensive before they really needed to be. 

Posted in Design, In progress, Knitting, Maude Louise, Miscellany

I’ve got sunshine

It’s been rainy, rainy, rainy.  A good thing, truly, as we’re in a drought, but that the rains should decide to come the week the boys are out of school is an unfortunate turn of events.  It’s winter break or

Posted in In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Yarn

Dreaming of Spring

I played around with Kool Aid the other day and dyed this skein of Rowanspun 4 ply.  I’m pleased with it – it’s a nice red, and I do love me some red.  No idea what I’ll do with it,

Posted in Inspiration, Knitting, Vests, Yarn

Making progress

Liam’s Tomten progresses apace.  I’ve started the sky portion and now need to assess whether the sky will extend all the way to the collar, or whether I will place boundaries on atmosphere and return to the green before we

Posted in Booties, In progress, Inspiration, Kidswear, Knitting, Sweaters

o w l s and eye wrinkles

I’ve been watching, through the magic of Netflix instant viewing (now for Mac, too!) a lot of documentaries lately, among them, The Human Face.  It’s a very good and very interesting program, and I’m enjoying it muchly.  And it’s because

Posted in Finished Projects, Knitting, Sweaters

My meanderings, let me share them with you

I know.  I’m the slowest of slow pattern writers.  Maude Louise II, though, is almost graded and finished, and all the secret projects are coming along well.  I just hestitate to set a date when a particular pattern will be

Posted in Design, Knitting, Miscellany, Nifty Stuff