Monthly Archives: November 2007

Book Review: Pretty Knits

My blog fodder is stretched pretty thin this week. I have things I keep thinking I’d have posted about now but they’re not done yet. I am plotting a 3rd Venezia swatch, as for example (just to make sure I give the blue/green palette a fair shake), and then I have a couple of wee […]

Quick fix

I take back every bad thing I ever thought about swatches. Swatches are awesome. You know when swatches are particularly awesome? When by your own rules you are not allowed to actually start the project yet but you need to do something to take the edge off because you’re so tired of using the project […]

Last gasps

At the beginning of this week I told myself (and other people, out loud) that it was possible for me to finish my draft this week – or at least by the beginning of next week. Then my morale and work ethic took a hit round mid-week and yesterday I declared Personal Snow Day. I […]

Mirror in the Bathroom

I have been underestimating the skill it takes to stand in front of a mirror and get a good picture of yourself wearing knitted things. Here I thought, hey! Just put the hat on and click, how hard is that? Pah-HAH. I think that was the best one. There were several on the cutting room […]

Purple = Awesome

First, just as FYI, I have added a “Pattern Notes” page up there along with the other blog tabs. Pattern errata, miscellaneous notes, whatevs – they now have a home. Hooray for making the patterns better. But second, and most important, I must report from my day in Toronto yesterday. There was the “work” time […]

Baah. Baaaaaaahhhh.

I did enough work today so far that I am rewarding myself with blogging. And some Cheetos. Mmmm, fake cheesy orange Cheetos, mmm… But anyway. Hey, so there’s this super cool easily customizable scarf/shawl pattern thingie. Maybe you’ve heard of it? One or two people have already knitted it. Well, okay. Maybe one or two […]

November 12 of 12

I owe a few blogging things – FOs for one, and some pattern errata for the Brennan Cardigan for another (thanks for the catch, Rae!), but this 12 of 12 post will start to go stale if I don’t write it up soon. Thankfully my lunch break has allowed for some blogging time. I slept […]

Book Review: Inspired Fair Isle Knits

Since Fridays always seem to be a little bit humdrum, and since I do enjoy opportunities to remind myself that writing is not always agonizing, I thought I’d get to another book review today. Inspired Fair Isle Knits by Fiona Ellis uses traditional fair isle techniques in non-traditional ways. This is a collection of 20 […]

Small victories

Hey, did you know that when you cast on for small knitting projects, you can finish them a lot faster than when you cast on for big projects? Apparently I’d forgotten about that. I finished the Endpaper Mitts last week and they have since taken up residence in my coat pockets. Then I promptly cast […]

Well would ya lookie there

So, last night I had some friends over for dinner (and learned that if you are going to have appetizer, soup, pasta, salad, and dessert – which is cheesecake – it really is quite all right to spread dinner out into a 5-hour experience), and then checked my internets before tumbling into bed (thank you […]

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