Monthly Archives: July 2009

Pardon me, I couldn’t hear you over how awesome my sweater is

Legendary, folks. Legendary. It is done, it fits like a dream, and it is going to kick all kinds of ass when I wear it at Rhinebeck this fall. This is Autumn Rose. Pattern: Autumn Rose, by Eunny Jang (published in Jamieson’s ‘Simply Shetland 4’) Yarn: Palette fingering weight, from Knit Picks Needles: 3.25mm Addi […]

Happy Birthday to me

Can it be? Why yes, it is! It took me a couple of years to ponder whether or not I wanted to take the plunge, but I’m glad now that I did. A spinning wheel is mine! New worlds of obsession fiber crafting await. I’ve only done a little bit of spinning on it so […]

Book Review: Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes

Some of you may be waiting on an Autumn Rose FO post…and one will come, just as soon as I weave in those last couple ends I should have already done by now find a photographer. But in the mean time, I have a book review that’s been waiting in the wings – and it […]

Dear Blog

Today, I cut up my knitting. I laid in a crochet reinforcement… And then I cut that steek, that single, beautiful steek. And then my sweater had a neckline. And lo, it was good. So, dear blog, all that’s left to do now is the ribbing on the neckline and a teensy bit of finishing, […]

Only one way to go from here

Stay tuned.

Jogging along

On my last post several of you inquired about how I am dealing with the ‘jogs’ on the striping (jogs = that little row blip that makes it look like the stripe doesn’t line up properly at the beginning and end of the round). And, well, I feel rather sheepish admitting this, but the answer […]

Stripe that sucker

The striped knee-high socks are coming along beautifully. I love them. Betcha can’t knit just one stripe…Or even just two or three… This yarn, as many of you have inquired, is the Sweet Sheep‘s own line of sock yarn. The green is ‘shamrock’, and has been in my stash for almost two years, from a […]

Look at me go

In exactly 3 weeks’ time, I will be sitting in the first of my classes at Sock Summit. This is equal parts exciting (knitters! yarn! classes! Portland! shopping! more yarn!) and terrifying (OMG when I come back from it the summer will be nearly over; also I have stuff to DO before then…) but mostly […]

Stupid material limits of reality

Do you ever feel as though you are sort of getting screwed over by the space-time continuum? Like, your psychological pace at getting things done and having the thought process and committing to projects seems normal to you but then you insert yourself into the real world and everything skews a bit and you suddenly […]

Unreasonable

A reasonable person, say, one who is going to be attending the Sock Summit in less than four weeks’ time, would probably start to worry about preparing for that. A reasonable person might have already started their homework for the workshops at said Sock Summit, particularly when one of them involves knitting the entire leg […]

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