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…

pleased as punch

Feb 22nd, 2009 crafts, crochet, knitting, other, patterns

In honor of the two-year anniversary of this blog, I am pleased as punch to announce the brand new Skyline Chilly website! If you generally read my posts through a feed reader, please do take a minute to click through to my site and have a look around. Rob has been working really hard to get this site redesigned from scratch, and I’m really proud…


Sep 10th, 2008 crochet
boteh scarf FO

Check out my finished Boteh Scarf! This is a great project on a lot of levels, but my favorite part by far is what a great use it is for multicolored sock yarn. The crochet stitches, as opposed to rows of knitting, really take advantage of the colors’ tendency to create pooling, and the result is a mottled blend of the shades that displays all…

almost finishing

Sep 3rd, 2008 crochet, knitting

I’ve been driving myself crazy with unfinished knitting! The result of my scattered, not-very-dedicated knitting during my vacation is that I’m “this far” from finishing 3 different projects.  All three just need a concerted effort or final push to get them into the finished-object column, but as of yet I haven’t found the time or energy to get any of them done. Consequently, they are…

hotel boteh

Aug 27th, 2008 crochet, swaps
boteh scarf

By the time you read this, I will have put a lot more repeats onto this Boteh Scarf! I am writing this post ahead of time to show you my latest work-in-progress, which I am taking along on the trip for crocheting on planes, trains, or during that lovely vacation down-time. I started this project completely by accident: it was one of those unforseen synchronicities…