stash doctor

Apr 10th, 2009 books, crafts, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays
flaming gossamer

In going through my stash for a yarn to post today, I realized I’ve got something of a yarn problem. I really love laceweight yarns, and I do enjoy the challenge and endurance test of knitting lace. (I’m having a ball with Maplewing, slowly but surely.) So, I should be thrilled that I have a good selection of laceweight in my stash, right? The problem…

yipes stripes

Apr 3rd, 2009 books, yarn p8rn fridays
noro kureyon

Here’s the background information on today’s yarn. Remember when I showed that rustic yarn in my stash, saying it’s destined to be paired with another for a striped sweater? Also, you know that striped sweater I am almost finished with (just need to knit the button bands!)? Well, including this stuff, I actually have two more striping sweater’s worth of yarn in my stash. One…

like a glove

Oct 22nd, 2008 books, knitting

So many of you expressed positive ideas about how last Friday’s yarn would knit up, that it really motivated me to start a project with it right away. Last winter, Rob was very picky about his choices for gloves, which is a difficulty for someone with larger-than-normal hands. He doesn’t like to have his hands constricted or any loss of dexterity from puffy gloves, and…

slipped up stitches

Oct 20th, 2008 books, knitting, other

I recently got a Traveling Scarf in the mail to work on, and the starter square was done in a left-slanting diagonal stitch pattern, so I chose the following motif to add to it. I figured a right-slanting square would set off the previous pattern nicely. I chose the Lacy Diagonals pattern from page 145 of the Harmony Stitch Guides‘ lace edition. This is my…

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…