My next door neighbor’s son, Colin, turns 3 years old on Monday. Until late this morning, he had no idea that his mom and I were cooking up a surprise for him in the form of a handmade scarf. Mom said it shouldn’t be too long because she didn’t want it to wrap around his [...]
You go to a very good surgeon who knows how to use his own tools of the trade to reattach, reshape, shave and sew (as needed) to put the FO (me) to right.
I had my first post-op appointment. Doc says things look good. In fact, from the size of the incisions, it looks as [...]
The First Post’s Daily Beast feature has just the thing to send you smiling into the weekend. Cape penguins sporting knitted red scarves with green and white pom-poms for the holidays.
Cape penguins at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama. Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno
By the way, my Super Cupcake cowl is all done and the [...]
Thunder and lightening and sheets of rain put me in the mood for some simple knitting with old mystery movies as the backdrop. At present, I’m working on three different projects – a scarf, a baby blanket and this blue garter stitch kerchief:
Sock Hop yarn with matching OPI enamel in “Yoga-ta Get This Blue!” [...]
When I was in my early teens, my friends and I would go downtown to the movies. Any remaining money we had would be pooled to buy munchies and drinks at the corner snack shop. I always remembered this place because it was a remnant of a bygone era, with its huge neon sign above [...]
Pattern: Boteh Scarf by Kathy Merrick from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2007Yarn: 2+ skeins of allhemp6LUX, color: alioliHook: 4.5mm (G)Modifications: 11 triangles instead of 16 called for in pattern yielded a 68″ scarf, unblocked.
This is my first foray into working with hemp and it won’t be the last. As mentioned, I did not block [...]
I tried knitting a little bit. You know, just to test the shoulder stamina. Bad idea. I can’t keep my hands still though, so I found an attractive, simple pattern and some surprisingly soft hemp yarn and kicked things off with a 15-stitch chain.
Shake your Boteh!
Although the pattern calls for a skosh over [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]