Meanwhile…

I’m sorry if my last post gave the impression that I’d dislocated my shoulder. I did not. Instead, I suspect I aggravated the already torn ligament that keeps the ball joint in the socket. I thought I was doing myself a favor by sticking to small projects, however the intensity applied to completing them proved […]

Pop Goes The Shoulder

It’s a disconcerting sound and feeling, that “Oh, crap!” popping twinge of something anatomically out of place. When you’re this|close to finishing another little doodad, you just suck it up and deal with the consequences later. I might have been pushing a bit too hard but I think this headband was worth it.

Specs:10 grams […]

Ah, Spring!

Can’t you just hear the birds sweet songs and feel the warming sunshine upon your face as it beams through crystal blue skies? Welcome to the first storm of Spring ’08, where some areas to the north of here expect upwards of 8 inches of snow.

While I wait for things to clear up, […]

FO: Easy Glamour

Those of you who maintain a blog can hopefully relate to the real or imagined pressure to “feed the monster.” I am absolutely in awe of those craft bloggers who have something to say – and seemingly a new project to show – nearly every day. How do they do it? Makes me feel as […]

Noro, My Love

Just think. Twenty skeins of Noro Silk Garden (color 224) have been sitting in my stash ever since Stitches Midwest 2006. I seem to recall elbowing my way past a gaggle of stitchers looking for a half-price bargain in two giant bins of Noro. When I came up for air, I had two 10-packs […]

FO: Let’s Make A Deal!

I was determined not to do it. After all, it’s something that I’d avoided for at least 3 or 4 years but this time was different. This time, the cold winds got the best of my usually overly-warm radiant heating system. This time, I found myself wearing three layers and two pairs of socks to […]

Getting My Tweed On!

A new year and new yarn to play with, so what do I do? Knock out my version of the Yarn Harlot’s Unoriginal Hat Pattern (PDF) in less than 2 days. Even with chunky yarn and big needles, that still amuses me.

Details1 skein Cascade 128 Chunky TweedSize 13 US dpns2 vintage Bakelite buttons, […]