Month: July 2009

Clothilde Knitalong

I just wanted to let everyone know that the awesome Vanessa of The Fiber Fix is hosting a Ravelry knitalong of Clothilde, starting August 1st.  You don’t have to purchase yarn from The Fiber Fix to participate, but be sure

Posted in Clothilde, Knitalongs, Knitting, Shawls

Happy happy!

First off, thank you for the kind reception to Clothilde!  It’s  been really amazing seeing so many people start on Clothildes right away, and I cannot wait to see pictures of all the finished results.  I’ll be posting in the

Posted in Knitting, Miscellany, Yarn

Clothilde

The Clothilde pattern is now available!  Thanks so much to my wonderful test knitters, Kate, Christine, Susanna, Bethany, Cyn, and Ellen, who got the job done in record time and gave me fabulous input to boot!  They are, to a

Posted in Clothilde, Knitting, Original Pattern, Pattern for sale, Shawls

Pie-cation! and things and stuff

So.  I had kind of forgotten just how awesome my weekend is going to be until I suggested to my husband that maybe I could go to a craft show this weekend, and he said, “No!  You’re getting kidnapped, remember?”

Posted in Clothilde, Finished Projects, Hats, Knitting, Miscellany, Pie, Shawls

Detective work

Knitting entered China on the back of a camel.  According to the academic Owen Lattimore, after the defeat of the White Army during the Russian Civil War, the monarchists retreated into China, where, as China fell into its own civil

Posted in California, China, Knitting, Knitting History

Diamonds and lozenges

Clothilde went out for test knitting midway last week (thank you, testers!) and I hope to have the pattern out sometime in early August or thereabouts. You may remember that earlier this year I declared my intention to try to

Posted in Finished Projects, Kidswear, Knitting, Original Pattern, Textured Tank

Beetle Tracks

The Beetle Tracks scarf pattern is now available for purchase!  Thank you to all my test knitters! Beetle Tracks is a simple lace and cable scarf, perfect for small amounts of soft yarn! Shorter than a typical scarf, it’s still

Posted in Beetle Tracks, Knitting, Original Pattern, Pattern for sale, Scarves

Peek the second

I’d hoped to have the pattern for my new shawl ready for test knitting by today, but unfortunately, I still have a little way to go.  It’s mostly ready, though, so yay!  I just wanted to make two options for

Posted in Clothilde, Inspiration, Knitting, Original Pattern, Shawls