Antidote

This past work week was a bit hectic. To compensate, I've done nothing but just what I wanted to do all weekend. There is no better antidote to a crappy week than a Saturday and Sunday spent knitting, reading, playing … Continue reading

Coreopsis

I was about to catalogue that lovely Coreopsis dyed yarn and get it into the stash, and then decided that this is just ridiculous. It's not every day you make your own yarn. I handspun this on my Watson wheel … Continue reading

Still Working On It

This is the never-ending knitting project, but I am nearing the end of this monstrosity. I have “only” nine repeats of the edging chart to go. Each repeat has 20 rows, 370 stitches, and 50 beads. Sigh. In other news, … Continue reading

Pink & Orange!

One pair of socks done, another pair started. I tossed the stash, and this is what came up next.   The yarn is Trekking, fairly vintage. The color is imaginatively named “1000”. I just love knitting little picot sock tops. … Continue reading

Lace Appreciation

Me: “Oooooh, you have to come look at this.” John: “What?” “Huh–nice!” (said in a very half hearted exclamation). Me: “No, really, it's gorgeous Shetland wool garter stitch! Look at those garter stitch wedges! Look at that lace mesh!” John: … Continue reading

Sewing Up

  This is one of those knitting tasks that most people hate, as evidenced by the growing popularity of top-down, knit-all-in-one-piece sweater patterns out there. No finishing! No seams! Where's the fun in THAT, I ask? Hand sewing seams is … Continue reading