Category korknisse

The minute sort of festive knitting crazy

Hello again, little corks. Time to come out of hiding for the season. I wonder if I’ll knit you some more new friends this year? Only time will tell…

New Year, New Knits

These corks got all dressed up in their New Year’s finest (remnants of Silk Garden, Manos wool, and sari silk), to wish you a very happy 2009. Thank you all for being out there in blog-land in 2008 and being my imaginary friends. I’d like to do a 2008 knitting reckoning and 2009 knitting resolutions […]

Can’t fight a love like this

If, like me, you are slowly inching towards holiday time by trying to finish knitted things, trying to finish bits of pre-holiday work (agonizing, I tells ya), trying to remember if you have everyone’s presents accounted for, or are perhaps generally feeling a little sluggish and prone to over-pondering the state of the world, then […]

From the homefront

Through the aid of some anti-Trojan downlods (VundoFix and ComboFix, as it happens – my AdAware and SpyBot were darned useless), I have managed to negotiate a peace treaty with the computer viruses and have been virus-message free for a few days. I suspect this is only temporary and that the mind-wipe will need to […]

And on Earth Fleece…

…and good wool to all. ;) I wish all of you the very best of holidays, however you celebrate. Trine was educating me a bit more about the ‘Nisser’ of Scandinavian lore, which the Korknisse pattern imitates. Apparently in times past one would leave out treats for the Nisse at the holidays, (i.e. rice pudding […]

Someone should use it

A propos of nothing in particular, have you ever tried making pesto with cilantro instead of basil? You skip the cheese and use about twice the garlic and use peanuts instead of pine nuts and it’s awesome. And if you add some peeled-lengthwise carrots into the noodles just as they finish cooking, you can feel […]

December 12 of 12

First, allow me to extend a warm thank you to blog reader Melissa who is generously and flatteringly sending me wine corks from France. Never fear, Melissa, I will do my best to see the new recruits are properly clothed! ::salutes:: Anyhow, here I am again, back for my third round of the 12 of […]


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