Keyboard still broken. Avoiding words with forbidden letters. Only photos, today.
I know. I’m the slowest of slow pattern writers. Maude Louise II, though, is almost graded and finished, and all the secret projects are coming along well. I just hestitate to set a date when a particular pattern will be done now, because my record is terrible. Even when I think I’m done, I find … [Read more…]
Liam went ahead and turned seven this weekend. Just before the big day, I remembered a passing request he’d made for a “jungle hat with an Ewok on it”. I had this bee-yew-tee-full yarn that The Lady sent me in his favorite, and very jungley, shade of green, so I doubled the yarn for speed … [Read more…]
I got tagged for a really neat meme by Michaela at Dollar Knits. My six word memoir: With care for words and people. This was really hard to do, actually. I considered putting people first, because I do care deeply about people, but I decided that my shyness and social anxieties sometimes prevent me from … [Read more…]
Pattern: Axel Mitts by Blue Garter Sarah Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Autumn Forest colorway Yardage: about 100 yards, possibly less Needles: U.S. size 6 Knitpicks Double Pointed Needles Modifications: Made on a much smaller scale, what with the worsted weight yarn and the size 6 needles My hands, they are toasty. I finished my second … [Read more…]
You cannot argue with the power of other people’s knitting. I realize that everyone and her brother have already knit Saartje’s bootees, but you see enough adorable photographs and you find yourself compelled – yes, compelled – to take up needles and make your own. If you haven’t knit these yet, beware. You’ll soon be … [Read more…]
So, I’m minding my own business, working on a few last minute gifts, listening to the radio on iTunes, and a song comes on that annoys the bejeebus out of me. I set down my size 1 needles and my project on the couch, walk over to the computer, change the station, and in the … [Read more…]