Month: January 2010

I never remember about lifelines

Which is why I’m going to have to pick back about four rows of laceweight yarn a stitch at a time, when I’m almost done with a large triangle shawl.  Oy. It’s also because the charts that looked awesome when

Posted in Arabella, Knitting, Shawls, Yarn

Body and soul

A room without books is a body without a soul. – Cicero (attributed) El Niño is here, in all its wet and windy glory, throwing monstrous tantrums up and down the state.  For a weather phenomenon named after the Christ

Posted in Reading

Items of note

* If you haven’t checked it out yet, do go look at Help for Haiti patterns on Ravelry.  This is a great time to buy patterns you’ve been wanting, when a percentage of sales will go to relief in Haiti.

Posted in Arabella, Art, Help for Haiti, In progress, Knitting, Miscellany, Original Pattern, Shawls

Help for Haiti

I’m going to be mentioning this regularly for a while now, but the Help for Haiti program on Ravelry is going really well.  Pattern sales on Help for Haiti projects have, on average, tripled, and with all the pledges, it

Posted in Help for Haiti


First things first: Ravelry added a tag for designers to pledge donations to relief in Haiti.  You can search Help for Haiti patterns here to shop, and you can narrow the search by your favorites or queued items.  I’ve added

Posted in Craft, Knitting

Oh, that’s right, I have a blog

I can’t believe we’re two weeks into the new year and I haven’t posted here!  I have so much to catch up on. Wrapping up 2009, while it was not the best year I’ve had, I feel pretty good about

Posted in Cardigans, Finished Projects, Knitting, Sweaters