Absolute Yum

May 9th, 2008 memes, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Here’s a little gem I’ve been hording since a recent Loopy Ewe sneak up… Yarn Nerd 900 Mhz Merino sock yarn! I love this colorway, “Absolute Zero.” I’m really attracted to those more subtly variegated colorways these days, sometimes they just show off stitch patterns so much better than the higher contrast skeins. This yarn is tentatively planned for Uptown Boot Socks, which is one…


May 7th, 2008 knitting, memes, swaps

I decided that this rainy day would be an appropriate time to share the pictures I took of the Fabulous Filigree scarf the other day, when it was much sunnier. I’m really happy with the way the pattern and the Fleece Artist Somoko turned out after blocking: Needless to say, I am going ahead with my plan to make a few more of these as…

Crochet and Knit Giveaways!

May 5th, 2008 crafts, memes, other, swaps

Have you heard about the new site Crochet and Knit Giveaways? It’s a neat plan to get all those generous knitsters on the web grouped up in one place for awesome contests and freebies. The idea is that if enough people are visiting and using the site, then they’ll be able to attract sponsors with awesome pro gifts (and maybe yarn?). In the meantime, it’ll…

living the dream

Feb 12th, 2008 books, knitting, memes, patterns, swaps

Today I am living the dream of finally wearing socks that match my blue and black sneakers. The shoes aren’t as shiny and new as they were back when I hatched the idea, but I think that well-put-together feeling is worth the waiting.   My formerly-secret pal rose to the challenge of finding yarn to match the sneaks, and she really did a perfect job….

contest for the cause

Feb 10th, 2008 crafts, knitting, memes, other, patterns, swaps

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…