project-progress

Jun 18th, 2008 books, knitting, swaps

Over the weekend I started knitting a new sock project, and the progress has been remarkable because it is such a neat pattern. I’m working on the Uptown Boot Socks, found in Interweave’s Favorite Socks book. I’d been anticipating knitting this pair of socks ever since I got the book (during Secret Pal 11), and I’m really happy with the way they are coming out,…

sacred games

Jun 13th, 2008 books, yarn p8rn fridays

One of the benefits of featuring Fiber Fridays is that it encourages me to take stash pictures that I might otherwise be too lazy to shoot. Today’s yarn is one of the ones I’ve had the longest without taking pictures of it, even though it is towards the top of my Ravelry stash page and the blank spot where its picture should be has always…

altogether

Jun 3rd, 2008 books, spinning

With all the spinning posts popping up around here, you might be wondering if I’m getting any knitting done at all these days! My knitting has definitely slowed down with all the spinning, but I was able to finish a design project and reading a novel over the weekend on top of making yarn (and going to a winning, sunny-day Cubs game). Wondering what could…

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…

cubish

May 13th, 2008 books, knitting

My knitting progress this week is a little more unusual than is usual seen on this blog… what is this mass of tangled yarn bits? I’m making the knitted version of the weighted companion cube from the video game Portal, which is a favorite of Rob’s. It’s a small toy to go in his office with the Mario mushroom set I made him, and I’ve…