zombie BBQ

Jan 12th, 2010 knitting

Now here’s a project I wish I’d taken “before” pictures of, although I do believe the finished pictures speak for themselves. I knitted some special skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in “Zombie BBQ” into these flamin’ hot socks for a friend of mine. The reason I should have taken photos earlier in the process is that I cast-on and tried four different needle/stitch number/pattern…

dreaming of steeking

Dec 30th, 2009 knitting, work

I’ve had a good number of non-bloggable projects to work on in the past few months, and I’m psyched to finally be able to share pictures of one of my favorites. I took on this project as commissioned sample knitting for Knit Picks, and among the terms of that arrangement is that the project musn’t show up online until it has appeared in their catalog,…

murphy’s law

Dec 29th, 2009 etsy, knitting, spinning

It’s good to have knitterly friends. I was running full-steam-ahead into making the same blogging blunder I always do, namely getting so excited about starting a spinning project that I tear up the roving before taking any pictures, but Heidi totally had my back because she had taken a “stash” picture of the fiber before gifting it to me. Nevermind the fact that the gift…

so swimmingly

Dec 8th, 2009 crochet, knitting

I think my hat-knitting phobia is finally over. Have you seen my Ravelry projects recently? There’s hats galore, and I also have one other that hasn’t made it to the web yet. As with other successes in knitting, the key was to start with well-written, thoughtful patterns, and to use quality yarns I’d love working with. With those elements and a little swatching, you literally…

deja vu

Dec 4th, 2009 knitting, swaps

This project may look a little familiar to you! For those of you who are regular readers, my Nov. 1st post featured a hat exactly like this one.. but this IS a different version of it, just knitted up in the same yarn, same color, same pattern. Yes– I enjoyed making the Ana Hat that much, enough to make it all over again without changing…