milestones

Feb 3rd, 2008 knitting, patterns
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Thanks to the cold & snow keeping me inside this weekend, I was able to finish Pearl’s Diamond Socks and their pattern (available here). As I mentioned before, these socks are a birthday present for my aunt Pearl, and the price of the download is for a donation in her name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Her birthday is coming up on Friday, and…

progress report

Jan 30th, 2008 knitting, patterns
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I’ve been hard at work during those coveted lunch-hours and evenings, expanding on the progress I made over the remarkable knitting weekend. I was able to knit and write the first of the socks I’m designing on Saturday night and Sunday, so I’ve been working on the second sock this week. The two socks are not identical – they are mirror-image instead – so writing…

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…

fuzzy fandom

Jan 13th, 2008 crafts, knitting, other, patterns, work
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Ever since Rob got his geeky new job, complete with cubicle, he’s been asking for desktop toy and office decorations to liven the place up. We got him a Rubiks Cube this weekend, but I couldn’t let him start another Monday without some handmade flair in the workplace. What better to send him off with than a favorite gaming icon? I designed and knit these…

crosswalker socks

Nov 27th, 2007 books, knitting, other, patterns
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As I hoped, the holiday weekend gave me lots of time to finish knitting my Crosswalkers Socks and do the bulk of the work of getting the pattern available on the web. As with seemingly everything in my crafting life, finishing one thing (like knitting a pair of socks) only leaves me with even less time and more things to do (like learning to fix…