i love it when this happens

Jun 22nd, 2008 knitting, other, swaps

It occurred to me as I was finishing the toe of my Uptown Boot Sock yesterday, that from tip to toe it had been a 7-day knit. Not only is it so satisfying to get done with a project (well, half of it) so quickly & efficiently, but it’s also the sign of a really enjoyable project for me. I made time to work on…

project-progress

Jun 18th, 2008 books, knitting, swaps

Over the weekend I started knitting a new sock project, and the progress has been remarkable because it is such a neat pattern. I’m working on the Uptown Boot Socks, found in Interweave’s Favorite Socks book. I’d been anticipating knitting this pair of socks ever since I got the book (during Secret Pal 11), and I’m really happy with the way they are coming out,…

time flies

Jun 8th, 2008 spinning, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Earlier today I was looking through the photos on my hard drive while I was making buttons for the Secret Pal 12 buttons contest, and I found some yarn pr0n pictures that I had taken a while back and never posted. Lately, I’ve been feeling a little guilty about my fewer-and-farther-between blog posts, and the thin-to-nonexistent knitting content therein. My new spinning hobby is partially…

Secret Pal 12 questionnaire

shhh secret

What follows is my questionnaire for participating in Secret Pal 12. But I invite anyone who wants to learn more about me to read it! 1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I am definitely a sock yarn junkie, and of course I always fall for luxury blend type of yarns. I also love working with…

secret P.

May 30th, 2008 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

The title of today’s post is a tenuous reference to Bleak House… I bet you didn’t know that I’m a big Dickensian nerd! (I *highly* recommend the recent BBC miniseries adaptation of Bleak House… as well as the book, obviously.) Today’s title also refers to the Secret Pal swaps, during which Bobbi, Louisa and I had a fantastic experience last season. We’ve kept in good…