good & bad

Mar 7th, 2008 knitting, other, yarn p8rn fridays
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Hopefully I can make up for a week of being a bad blogger with good yarn pr0n..? I’ve been knitting a good amount on very non-photogenic projects: I’m almost done with the second Prairie Boot, the second in the pair of ugliest socks ever, and a few inches down the ol’ Clapotis. But all of those look really similar to pictures you’ve already seen! (And…

malabrigo march

Mar 1st, 2008 other
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In case you haven’t heard, Ravelry groupies are celebrating the squishy goodness that is Malabrigo by giving it its own month! They’ve got all sorts of knit-alongs, plus contests with good-looking prizes lined up, including sneak-preview skeins of the new Malabrigo sock (be still my heart). I’m feeling a little too much fear of commitment in my knitting these days to join any of the…

congratulations in order

Feb 19th, 2008 other, patterns, swaps
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What better day to be completely amazed and impressed by the networked power of blogland than the anniversary of my joining it? I am absolutely thrilled to have just donated over two hundred dollars of the proceeds from Pearl’s Diamond Socks to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Pearl and I are extremely thankful to all you readers for making this possible! It’s also pretty…

contest for the cause

Feb 10th, 2008 crafts, knitting, memes, other, patterns, swaps
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I’m having a great weekend because I finally get to spend time with my aunt Pearl, give her the socks I designed & knit, and tell her the great news about the donations for the pattern going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I’m extremely happy with the response to the pattern so far, but I’d like to use the advantages of the vast web…

pop quiz

Jan 27th, 2008 knitting, other, patterns, work

I’m working on a new sock pattern, and it occurred to me that I have a few questions before I decide where I should focus my efforts. What do you look for in a sock pattern? What features would you like to have that you don’t often see? I encourage you to use your browser’s back button to vote multiple times if more than one…