Monthly Archives: September 2009

Monday night knitting: Advanced Level Techniques

Before attending this particular Monday night knitting Workshop for One, please come having completed the following steps: 1. Cast on new sweater, fully convinced of enormous amounts of time standing between date of cast on and date of actually wishing to wear the completed sweater. 2. Finish sleeves of sweater within a week. Congratulate self […]

Hello, People of the Pod

Pattern download link for most recent version, Dec 15th 2013: Podster mitts PDF For months now I’ve had this pattern brewing up in the back of my brain, just waiting for the opportune moment for me to cast on and write it out. After a while I started to think, “surely, someone else has done […]

I never could get the hang of Thursdays

I’ve got WIPs that I wish were FOs by now, lectures and papers I wish were completely written, and about a zillion and one other things I would love to be doing right this very second instead of attempting to pull productive thoughts out of my brain. The downside of work-at-home days includes how much […]

Two by two, knits of blue

The thing about coming to that elusive ‘blank slate’ of knitting is that it doesn’t usually last very long. Between last Saturday morning and Monday morning I had cast on no fewer than 4 new projects, two of which were indeed quite blue, as I suspected. (The other two are not entirely blue, and shall […]

Moving Right Along

In my last post I mentioned that on Saturday I was, at least for a very brief moment in time, on a blank slate. I was free to cast on new things for myself having finished others, and one of the projects I finished was a second Swallowtail shawl. I made my first one back […]

Reports from the Field

1. Although I’m pretty pleased that I haven’t had to use my Pattern Notes and Errata page in a while, the wee errors do sometimes slip through there occasionally, and I’ve begun an entry for Rendezvous. They are small errata, but there none the less. In the interim, I am going to try to work […]

Ask the Internet

First off, it has dawned on me that I may be heading back into a teal/blue colour jag, as witnessed by both my spinning and the knitting that is about to go back on the needles. I’m going to try to head this off at the pass and cast on something that is not teal, […]

I have decided

That I like predrafting my spinning fibre. That is all.

Patterns Ahoy

It’s been a productive summer in many ways. I’ve had a bit of extra time to work on knitted things, and in between bits of ‘real’ work and cat-sitting stints and Sock-Summit-ing, I’ve had the time to do some pattern design work behind the scenes. This is on the one hand, exciting and creative and […]

A time and place for tedium

The thing about the Jaywalker socks, and why they work so well for me, is partly because I have managed to happen upon a combination of pattern, needle size, and yarn that produces really great socks for my feet. I love that they fit so well and that I can wear them when I want […]


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