Category: Self Designed

Pauline and Paulette

Pauline first: I noticed an error when I was rereading the pattern the other night.  I have no idea how I missed it for so long, but here’s the correction:  For the smaller size, when you reach the Back Shaping,

Posted in Design, Hats, In progress, Knitting, Original Pattern, Paulette, Pauline, Self Designed

Makes me happy

I made a simple mushroom and barley soup for lunch the other day, and you know, it’s a small thing, but man, it was so good. I love when something simple turns out well.  I used shitake mushrooms when I’d

Posted in Design, Hats, In progress, Kidswear, Miscellany, Original Pattern, Paulette, Self Designed, Yarn

Long forgotten items of business

First off, thank you so much for your feedback on my Maude Louise problem.  I feel like I’ve got a much better handle on what to do now.  I’ve been working on the pattern last week and this week, and

Posted in Knitting, Original Pattern, Self Designed, Victoire

Free Pauline!

The winners of the Malabrigo Junkies design contest were finally announced today, and Pauline was among them.  This means that Pauline is now available as a free download, either here, or on Ravelry.   I’ve been meaning to consolidate my pattern

Posted in Hats, Original Pattern, Pauline, Self Designed

Haha! Take that, foul button bands!

It’s a bit galling when a sweater of one’s own design takes up designs against one.  Maude Louise II was nearly done when I tried to add a garter stitch button band that turned out to be a Very Bad

Posted in Jackets, Knitting, Maude Louise, Self Designed, Setbacks

Nature’s first green is gold

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

Posted in Finished Projects, Hats, Kidswear, Knitting, Maude Louise, Miscellany, Nifty Stuff, Self Designed

Ruining Christmas

Remember how my hard drive broke but it was OK, because the Genius Bar folks were going to fix it?  Well, running the risk of major flames for the second time in as many weeks, I am here to tell

Posted in Erin Shrug, Finished Projects, In progress, Knitting, Miscellany, Self Designed

Blurg argh bleah!

When we bought an iMac, we did so thinking, “Yes, this is a lot of money, but Macs are not PCs.  We will no longer have to worry about all the problems that a PC has.” Ha!  And again, ha!

Posted in In progress, Knitting, Maude Louise, Miscellany, Self Designed, Sweaters

Everything’s so easy for Pauline

This actually wasn’t one of the surprises that I originally had planned for this week, but I happened to stop by the Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry and noticed that they were having a one skein design contest.  And then

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Designy stuff

I’m in a weird state right now as a pseudo knitting designer type person.  I have had a lot of ideas lately for new patterns, and I have confidence that I can knit them.  I have no confidence, though, that

Posted in Knitting, Maude Louise, Ravelry, Self Designed, Setbacks