Monthly Archives: October 2006

Yarn anxiety

So, a month or so ago I decided to knit my first Ribby Cardi as a gift sweater for someone this coming Christmas. Since superwash yarns are always touted as the magic bullet for gift knitting, and since KnitPicks just came out with a new worsted weight superwash yarn, I decided to take the plunge […]

TTC Knit-a-long

On Saturday I joined the West Team for the TTC Knit-a-long. It was a fun time. (Note: I haven’t gone and asked individual permission to post photos, so if there is anyone pictured here who would prefer not to be, please let me know right away and I’ll take down the photo.) Lady Octavia and […]

Pomatomus pride

The sound you hear is me collapsing with a sigh of relief.(They’re done! They’re done!) These are my finished Pomatomuses (Pomatomi?) (Pomatomus socks, pattern free at Knitty by Cookie A., knit on 2.75 mm DPNs with Patons Kroy Socks, winter eclipse colourway) This is the yarn that I had left: (Excuse me, I have to […]

Late to the party on the interwebs

In another knitting ‘first’ this month, I finally started checking out the Cast On website for the audio podcasts. My friend Kelly mentioned the site to me ages ago but for some reason I never went to look at it until this week. Well, I think I’ve just found the new magic to get me […]

Kool-Aid and such

I was very much hoping to have a Finished Object to talk about the next time I posted, but sadly that will not be the case today. I had sudden knitting ennui this weekend. During the week I kept thinking about the lovely weekend time and how I was going to just do scads of […]

Lettuce Knit

Over two and a half years of knitting, I had never been to a ‘Stitch n’ Bitch’ group – until last night. I finally, finally, finally, finally, finally plucked up the courage to go over to Lettuce Knit for knitting night. I was so nervous when I went in that I had knots in my […]

I suppose I should be flattered…

…but mostly I’m frustrated. I received a very helpful email today from a friendly knitter giving me the heads up that this website is selling sweaters using my Ivy pattern (click on the “Adult sweaters” link and you’ll see mine.). No, I did not give them permission to do this, and yes, I have immediately […]

Socktoberfest! My sock knitting history

Lolly posted these questions for Socktoberfest, and I hadn’t gotten around to answering them yet! Here is my extremely brief sock-knitting history. When did you start making socks? Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class? The first pair of socks I knitted was for a […]

Knitterly Celebration

This weekend, I finished the fair isle sleeves… I finished Pomatomus sock #1 (with about 3 yards of yarn left to spare), and cast on sock #2… And to celebrate, I cast on for a new winter scarf. (The chilly weather seemed to arrive in a hurry this weekend. Why can’t scarves knit up at […]

I’m supposed to be loving socks right now…

It’s Socktoberfest right now, and I’m feeling like a horrible Socktoberfester. I’m knitting socks, yes, but they have become what is easily the most challenging project I’ve done to date (for me…maybe some other people would rather knit these than do fair isle or cables, but I’m sitting here looking longingly at my fair isle […]