I’ve been trying to wrap up a few things in anticipation of a fast-approaching knit and crochet hiatus. At the same time, I’ve also been spending some fun time with friends over the past couple of weeks. Walking, sampling some very fine craft beers, shopping and making new friends along the way.
First, there was [...]
Baby blanket squares
The everyday stuff
I took my car in today for an oil change and tire rotation. I was surprised to see the place so empty. Then again, it was the middle of the week around the time that most 9-to-5′ers would have been at their posts.
Since I was the only [...]
My mother is not the crafty sort. I mean, she’s creative in a quirky sort of way but knitting and crocheting are not her thing. Case in point: I’m making PlanetJune’s crochet eggs for Easter. I took one down from the armoire where they’re being stored out of cat’s reach to show to her. She [...]
Matching mitts for Lu
What can you do with 100 yards of Aran-weight yarn? Why, make a pair of fingerless mitts of course. These should be the perfect complement to the legwarmers I recently completed for my friend Lu.
I based the mitts on the same alternating round stitch pattern of K2tog, YO, K1 [...]
I was mere inches away from finishing the first of a pair of Lisa Gaskell’s Les Cables de Faux (Rav) legwarmers for a frosty friend in Calgary. Feeling pretty proud of myself, I was. Though it is a simple pattern easily memorized, my Swiss-cheese memory seemed to keep getting erased after each 3-row segment.
Your needles move me.Secret poem, coming aliveOne letter apiece. – Karen B.
Thanks to Mason-Dixon Knitting, I came across The Poetry Society’s “Knit a Poem” project. According to the site, letters are being knit and crocheted by hundreds of hands, with the hope of being assembled into a still-secret poem by October 2009.
They apparently [...]
It took me months to complete and I had to battle back against the boredom slog through every stitch in the middle, but I am pretty pleased with how things turned out.
All the mother-to-be asked for was a kelly green hat. I thought to myself, “A hat’s not nearly enough,” and that’s how a [...]
FO: Blue Garter Kerchief
My handspun sock yarn version of Laura Chau’s kerchief turned out even better than I expected. Since I knit in the slow lane, it took an entire week for me to finish and pin to the blocking board (thank Jeebus for blocking wires!).
Recall that I used two 200 yard skeins [...]
I may have had a major case of timorous writers block, but I certainly did not get bottled up on the crafting front. Hats, neckwarmers, a scarf – even a New Year’s trip to Toronto – they all kept me busy. There are a couple of other items in the works but this will do [...]
The Chicago Marathon was held this past weekend. This fall tradition brought over 45,000 runners of all skill levels right past my home. See, I happen to live along the last leg of the 26.2 mile course. You reach my pad, the race is almost over!
Relevance? I’m simply trying to draw a parallel between [...]