Category design

Month’s end

Folks, I say this every month, but this time I honestly do have no real clue as to how the time has managed to pass so quickly. How is it possible that tomorrow it will be June? Many parts of me are in full on rejection mode about this. Especially the parts of me that […]

It’s both, damnit

Last Saturday during my Toronto day, I met up with Austen for lunch and knitting time, and among other things the conversation drifted towards that ubiquitous question of being a process knitter or a product knitter. She came down firmly on the side of product knitting, for herself – she wants the finished thing, to […]


1. A few days after working up all the finishing on the Dusseldorf Aran, I finally gave it a bath and laid it out for drying/blocking. But it is still a wool/alpaca sweater drying in a basement apartment, and is thusly taking approximately twelve thousand years to do this. (Or, possibly, 2 days instead of […]

On the subject of things that are challenging

  In the mean time, I’ve been spending a bit of thought and energy going back to the whole technique of cabling without a cable needle. It’s a favourite technique of mine, knitting-wise, and one that I use and encourage a great deal through my designs. (Hint: I am probably not stopping with the cables […]

She who hangs out in graveyards

I’m not sure where the last week has gone – somewhere in a haze of knitting, fatigue, real-world job and catching up on movies, I blinked and it was suddenly February 1st. February already? Really? We’re a month into the New Year already? Well, if you say so. But also, if it’s only just February […]

Closing out the knits

As 2010 winds down I’m happy to be finishing up a couple (if not all) of the projects currently on the needles. I got my Elizabeth Zimmerman fair isle yoke sweater finished a few days ago (will happily do a finished object post about that next time), and now that my bit of gift knitting […]

Hit or Mess

As I continue on these simultaneous and co-dependent paths of Knitting Things and Also Designing Things That Other People Might Want To Knit Too, I am learning that sometimes there is a fine line between creativity and frustration. Sometimes I get hit with five ideas at once and I love them all to bits and […]

The Crazy In Progress

Over the last few weeks I’ve had the chance to go back to working on a little set of designs that I’ve had on the brain since the summer, and have been able to sink into properly now that the knits of the summer and early fall are finished. It’s going to be a set […]


I’ve got a design to tell you about, and I’m super thrilled over it. It’s my pattern contribution for the Indigodragonfly ‘Smart-Ass Knitters’ single skein yarn club, and I’ve had it in the works for a while. Because this is a pattern currently exclusive to the club and because not everyone in the club may […]

Making the deadline

On Friday, during the van ride down to Rhinebeck, I knitted the 2nd sleeve. On Friday night, I sewed the sleeves to the body over margaritas. And on Saturday, I wore the finished sweater to Rhinebeck. (Royale, available on Ravelry and on Patternfish.) It was awesome. I also bought some yarn. More about that tomorrow. […]


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