Category: Cardigans

We believe in nothing

I just spent the morning taking a practice test for the Lit GRE subject test, which I am taking on Saturday. I did pretty well on the practice test, which is a bit comforting, but the actual process was mind

Posted in Cardigans, Carved from Wool, Finished Projects, In progress, Knitting, Sweaters

Goodbye to Cephalopod

You have likely already heard the news that Cephalopod Yarns is closing its doors. There are more details at Sarah’s blog. (Side note: Sarah’s writing is beautiful and everyone should be reading her blog because she’s a brilliant, kind, funny,

Posted in Cardigans, Carved from Wool, Cephalopod Yarns, Collection, Design, Fine Hewn, Finished Projects, Future Projects, Hats, In progress, Inspiration, Knitting, Original Pattern, Pullovers, Shawls, Sweaters, Yarn

Cinnamon toast

I have this cardigan. It’s my favorite cardigan. There’s no good reason why it should be a favorite. It’s boxy and loose and cropped and it’s made of acrylic and I bought it in high school. It’s the dull mint

Posted in Cardigans, Knitting

Green with evil

Actually, there’s no evil to be found here. It’s just that when I was in high school, my favorite television show was Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, and there’s a character on that show, Zorak, who describes himself as green

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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

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

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

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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

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Muench Sir Galli, now discontinued, is a silk tweed, and while it’s not actually practical for rustic use, something about it, from the subdued natural tones to the tweedy flecks and nubs, screams rustic.  It has a gnarled, woody look,

Posted in Cardigans, Color, Finished Projects, Knitting, Project Spectrum, Self Designed