Monthly Archives: February 2007

It’s Monday already?

I did manage to do one or two non-knitting things this weekend, including another foray into baking – this time, my first attempt at chocolate eclairs. I just keep thinking about the eclairs we used to get at a bakery in the neighbourhood where I grew up…These aren’t quite the same, but they’ll do: (Mmmm….) […]

There is no actual knitting in this post…

…or at least, no knitting of mine. First, check out Knitbert’s finished Ivy! Hm, maybe I need one in pink, too… Now, check out my mom’s latest FOs: (Two Devans – Austermann step and Regia Silk (blue/grey), and Austermann Step and Lang Jawoll (grey/brown), complete and ready to be gifted) I mentioned in passing that […]

Potential Ivy modifications

(From the Ivy photoshoot – of course I look this cosmopolitan every day, why do you ask?) In the six months (whoa! six months already? where has the time gone?) since Ivy arrived at Knitty, I have continued to be amazed at how much feedback I have had on the pattern. I still get emails […]

Book Review: Glamour Knits, by Erika Knight

Glamour Knits arrived on the shelves in January at the same time as Erika Knight’s other book Classic Knits, which contains several versatile and practical pieces. Glamour Knits is an entirely different kind of book, although its format and written style is nearly identical to its companion. Many of the yarns are similar, and both […]

The Joy of Finishing

The weather continues to fall in line with Project Spectrum’s grey, blue, and white theme for February and March: (Snowy, fluffy footprints outside a local school.) And, for the fourth time in as many weeks, some more things are done, around here: (Patons Kroy Socks, ‘Winter Eclipse’, 3.0 mm needles and basic sock pattern; ‘The […]

Ouch.

Yesterday, there was some of this: (Rrrrrrriiiiiiiiiippp….) I’m not gonna lie. There may also have been some tears and some language I’m not proud of. After three years of knitting, some time in the last two weeks the gauge fairy has finally started to come around and kick me in the shins. This never used […]

White?

I’ll show you white… (The view from my front stoop.) This is the most snow we’ve had in the T-Dot all winter, but it ain’t NOTHIN’ compared to what the rest of Southern Ontario and the northeastern United States have been getting. A shame, too, because I could have really gone for a rip-roaring blizzard […]

Weekend afternoons without knitting

Once upon a time I did used to spend my free time doing things besides knitting. Despite the fact that some people (my mother) ;) now ask me if I do anything else at all besides knitting, I think what’s happened is that knitting has slowly but steadily colonized all of my other hobbies. I […]

Book Review: Knitting Tips & Trade Secrets

This is the second in a series of blog book reviews I am writing for Random House Canada. Today I take a quick peek at: This is a recently updated edition of this book, which has been in circulation for more than a decade at least. It’s an extremely handy little book, and one that […]

Finally

I have some prancing to do… (Finished Baudelaires – large size, made with Fortissima Socka on 2.75mm DPNs) These babies have been lingering on the needles for three months, taunting me with their unfinishedness from the bottom of the knitting basket. Despite all my knitting, I haven’t had a Finished Object in over a month, […]

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