Month: April 2010

On Designing a Lace Triangle II

Yesterday, I posted about designing a lace triangle using inserts.  Today I’m going to talk about all over lace, such as the lace used in Arabella.  Keep in mind that these are partial explanations, and that I will try to

Posted in Design, Designing a lace triangle, Knitting, Lace, Shawls, Tutorials

On Designing a Lace Triangle I

The first and only time I knit a lace triangle prior to designing Clothilde, I found myself really taken with the way the pattern sped along to a quick finish.  (The pattern was the Diamonds and Pearls Shawl, from The

Posted in Design, Designing a lace triangle, Knitting, Lace, Shawls, Tutorials

I do not have to do anything else this year

Because my one New Year’s resolution was to knit a pair of sock weight socks, and I am DONE!  Who is the woman??  I AM THE WOMAN!  (Now there are chest bumps and a victory dance that looks suspiciously like

Posted in Finished Projects, Knitting, Socks

In which I almost have socks

It’s not just that I finished the first sock.  I’ve done that before.  My sad, single socks sit together in a perpetual singles mixer, drinking pink drinks with umbrellas in them and complaining that no guys showed up.  I’m good

Posted in In progress, Knitting, Miscellany, Socks

Ability and disability

This morning, walking the boys to school, my left hip started to catch.  It’s the same hip that, a few months ago, got locked in position and stayed that way, so I found myself getting nervous about walking.  The thing

Posted in Health

Oh, God, I can see forever!

Look at that!  It’s most of a sock!  I am not getting cocky yet, because I’ve made single socks before, but hey, it’s most of a sock! The yarn is my Snowflake Sock in Cthulhu from Little Red Bicycle and

Posted in Design, Knitting, Socks

What is what

Something is blocking. I think I may need to do something with the button bands.  I’m trying not to be hyper critical of myself, but I’m not the best at picking up stitches, and I think it looks a little

Posted in Finished Projects, Kidswear, Knitting, Miscellany, Sheep, Sweaters

The fiercegrrl fund

Hey, all!  I’ll have pictures of a wee sweater to show you shortly, but in the meantime, I wanted to point you over to this very worthy cause: the fiercegrrl fund, a blog put together to help raise money to

Posted in Clothilde, Miscellany

Good cheer

So, with all the stuff going wrong with Sunniva, I kind of lost my knitting mojo for a bit. So it’s really nice when something you’re working on decides that really, knitting is FUN, and you should remember that.  That

Posted in Cardigans, Kidswear, Knitting

Jum

Jum, jum, jum!  Those were the keys that weren’t working on my keyboard: u, j, and m.  Today, a new to me keyboard arrived in the mail!  Hooray!  I no longer have laryngitis of the keyboard, which is nice, as

Posted in Design, Future Projects, In progress, Kidswear, Knitting