With barely a donut-sized skein of Azteca leftover, and having knit only 8 sts for the edging, the Anne Shoulder Scarf is done! Things I learned along the way: Pick up that extra ball of yarn when you buy the yarn, especially if you buy it abroad. (Filed under: things I once knew but have… Continue reading Anne Complete
Now that my run of mitten and gift knitting (and tidying and dusting) is behind me, I want to get back to working on this before the weather is too warm to wear it. Since it hit 27C on Thursday it may already be too late, but we are in that period of the year… Continue reading Anne Interrupted
Does it seem to you the weather has been bouncing back and forth between extremes? Even our sunny winter days here on the coast have had single digit (ha!) temperatures at night, which is quite cold for where I live. My two grown sons asked me for something warm to wear on their hands, but chuckled when… Continue reading Speaking of Mittens…
(and surprisingly not, "Let go of my skeins!") Earlier this week I dove into the yarn stash, boxed some up and sent it off to an old internet friend and a relatively new knitter. Don't think this was easy. Even though I'm not really knitting much these days, it was an emotional hurdle to let my skeins go. Every bag… Continue reading Let my skeins go!
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This website has been a labor of love since 1999, first on Yahoo! geocities and now here on WordPress.com, and I have a lot of experience managing websites. Sadly, I have little time these days for actually looking for interesting and fun items to share (unless it falls in my lap) for all of you who… Continue reading Wanted: Knitters With The Write Stuff
I had to chuckle... When I went looking for moebius patterns the other day, I completely overlooked this beauty by Kristin Omdahl. While I love the reversible cable, I'm a bit undecided about the dropped stitches. I have the feeling that the yarn I'll be using is less durable than the bulky yarn she's used, plus… Continue reading Pre-NaKniSweMo Musings
Did anyone else feel a moment of schadenfreude after it turned out that the uniforms of the US Olympic team were made in China? Of course you did.