wearing the pair

Jan 26th, 2009 crafts, knitting

To finish the seemingly endless amounts of ribbing on my sweater so speedily, I knitted on that project almost exclusively. Consequently, I had a fit of startitis and started a bunch of smaller new projects when it was done! I have three new projects that I haven’t shown you yet, but let’s take them one at a time, OK? Thrummed socks! It’s warm wool socks,…

live lob

Dec 29th, 2008 crafts, knitting

To continue the nautical theme from my previous post: a knitted lobster! I guess it’s pretty easy to see the connection between boating/ocean activities and sea creatures like lobsters and octopuses, but you might be a little confused when I tell you these guys are also Christmas knitting: A few years ago, my mom asked for any and all “nautical” Christmas ornaments, so that she…

the lace reader

Aug 17th, 2008 books, crafts, work
the lace reader

Last week, I spent a good chunk of my working hours thoroughly enjoying the audio version of The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry. I used to listen to audio books frequently when I had a long commute by car to my job at the library, but I had fallen out of the habit. The Lace Reader was a pleasant reminder that audio books are so…

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…

boxy

May 18th, 2008 crafts, other, spinning, swaps

Since I use it so frequently as a backdrop for my blog photos, I thought I should give my living room’s neat old trunk a feature post of its own. I inherited the trunk and its contents from Darby, a friend of mine who was moving away and trying to reduce the volume of her material possesions. My cat loves it because it gives her…