Month: May 2010

Surtsey

The Surtsey pattern is now available for purchase!  Surtsey is a baby cardigan with a little simple colorwork to add a special touch. Knit from the top down in one piece for minimal finishing, Surtsey knits up fast to make

Posted in Baby, Cardigans, Kidswear, Knitting, Original Pattern, Pattern for sale, Surtsey

April showers bring May showers

It’s raining!  I am, to tell the truth, a little sick of rain.  It’s an El Niño year, and we’ve seen a lot of rain.  On the other hand, we’ve been in a drought for ages now, and seeing so

Posted in Miscellany

My First Wollmeise

My skein of Wollmeise arrived.  Remember how I said I wasn’t thrilled that I’d ordered teal and that I might want to trade it for another color?  Maybe not so much.  It’s so so pretty!  Like prettiness hyped up on

Posted in Color, Yarn

Mostly just pictures

Real post soon, including a continuation of the Lace Triangle tutorial (and I found some places where the illustrations need improvement in previous posts, so I may return to those and tidy them up) but in the meantime, here are

Posted in Booties, Finished Projects, In progress, Inspiration, Photography, Yarn

Rocky Mountain Dyeworks yarn

Last month on Ravelry, I saw this amazingly beautiful autumn colored Clothilde knit in a heart stopping blend of silk and cashmere.  The colors are absolutely stunning, and when I found out that it had been dyed by the knitter

Posted in Rocky Mountain Dyeworks, Yarn

I am happy, but I have no judgment

I stayed up until 1:30 this morning working on the Surtsey pattern.  At some point in that long intense slog, an alarm went off on my computer, informing me that there might be a Wollmeise update.  When I’m up and

Posted in Cardigans, Kidswear, Knitting, Original Pattern, Surtsey

In a tizzy

I’ve almost got the Surtsey pattern ready for test knitting, which makes me very happy.  I had some setbacks on math and wording, but I think we’re on the right path now.  And the new Sunniva sample is back on

Posted in Cardigans, Kidswear, Knitting, Original Pattern, Sunniva, Surtsey, Sweaters

Surprise!

I’m working on my Surtsey pattern today, trying to get it ready for test knitting, and that means that I’m not paying as much attention to poor Eleanor as I usually am.  She’s pretty self sufficient, though, and was happily

Posted in Miscellany

What I’d be knitting if I wasn’t knitting

Still sleepy.  I’ve been working on a cast on post for the lace triangle series, but I want to make some illustrations for that, and those are taking a little while, so in the meantime, I thought it would be

Posted in Inspiration, Knitting

Plain and simple

Oh my gourd, you guys.  I am so tired.  I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ve been falling asleep in the middle of the day lately.  I’ve got a huge list of things I want to get done and

Posted in Finished Projects, Mitts, Original Pattern