twisted think tank

Dec 10th, 2008 knitting, other, patterns, work

Wow, you’ve all been leaving such gracious & encouraging comments on the colorwork sock and the hot water cozy… I really appreciate that you appreciate my work! Somehow, I don’t think that today’s project is going to get as enthusiastic a response. So far, several of the people who have seen it have commented that they find it either disturbing or disgusting. I think it’s…


Nov 28th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

If you’ve been reading here for a long time, you probably know by now that I love texture, often judging yarns & their fabrics by their feel over their color, and also that I’m interested in less-ordinary animal fibers: camel, possum, and – in this case – bunnies. It’s no wonder then that I am so in love with this yarn: It’s Lorna’s Laces Angel,…

giant guy house socks

Nov 15th, 2008 knitting, work

My strategy in the finish-along (earning stickers by starting quickie new projects while totally ignoring the older ones needing finishing) is working out really well. It only took 2 days to knit these house socks for Rob, and they afforded me a much-needed break from finishing his second glove. Rob really likes the bulky warmth of the Nola’s slippers I made him, but he wanted…


Nov 14th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

A while back, when Rob saw me knitting the first of the Transition Gloves, he let me know that he really liked the color gradient design in the colowork, and wanted a pair. I am going to knit his pair larger than the pattern’s large size (which is still a ladies’ size) by using slightly thicker yarn and bumping up the needle sizes one notch….

finish along

Nov 8th, 2008 knitting, work

As I mentioned when I started the Herringbone mittens, it was a really impulsive project, a reaction to a craving for knitting excitement, in blatant denial of the many projects around here lingering in various stages of unfinishedness. This “startitis” has been a pretty big problem around here (with two – or is it three? – new projects this week…), and it might actually be…