We’re already wading hip-deep into September; school has begun and night time temperatures cooling. That doesn’t mean there’s no room for a bit of late-summer show-and-tell!
First, the hats. I am not a pale person andone might not expect me to sunburn but I do. That’s why I decided to try my hand at crocheting […]
I’m the kind of boob who forgets to tell you that I finished the Leaf Beret over a week ago. It is lovely, wearable and an easy knit – especially for those like me re-entering the crafty atmosphere.
Pattern: Melissa LaBarre’s Leaf BeretYarn: One skein Louet Gems sportweight in Mustard colorway; 100 grams and 225 […]
At its most basic, that’s all knitting really is, isn’t it? Loops over loops. Only when we apply these under-over-through actions to the loops in a consistent, uniform way do we begin to see the loops build upon one another into a cohesive fabric.
This is something that has fascinated me of late. Just how […]
I originally had no intention of committing to any more deadlines, since lately I’m finding them little more than a recipe for failure. Grand plans. Not keeping up. The usual blah-blah. So why in heaven’s name did I let friend Rachel persuade me to hop onto another Ravelry knit-along (KAL) bandwagon? This time, it’s all […]
But I do crochet. Yes, a hook and Michelle’s handspun merino come to the rescue when grumpy shoulder goes into the time-out corner.
A few details120 yards of bulky handspun merino in the color, “Hush”Size L crochet hookNothing but a crochet stitch bible and a general idea for a beret (read: no pattern)
I used […]
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 […]
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, […]
What started as a simple desire to provide a little warmth and softness for a neighbor who’d been ill for quite some time blossomed into a pair of somewhat stripey mittens with a matching hat to boot.
I hadn’t seen Gloria for a couple of months. I’d heard she was getting treated for some sort […]
Yes, I have a knitting angel and her name is Angie. There’s been a bit of blog chatter lately about paying it forward or random acts of kindness. I think it only fair that I put Angie’s name out there as someone who did a me kindness by offering – no, insisting that she finish […]
It came as a surprise, this latest finished object. I’d just started “Foliage” from Fall ’07 Knitty when it was no sooner finished. And felted. I even have about twelve inches of a matching, triangular scarf / shawl thing trailing off my size 13US straights, which should use up the remaining Malabrigo “Little Lovely (variegated)” […]