actual size

Oct 31st, 2008 work, yarn p8rn fridays

Last weekend, I noticed someone on Ravelry stash a skein of Actual Size sock yarn, and I simply had to head over to Etsy to see who was dyeing that awesome yarn. I bought this skein because its colors seemed perfectly appropriate for the season and for this Octobery edition of Fiber Fridays! I love the colorway “Owl and Acorn” because of its orange and…

sock slump

Oct 29th, 2008 knitting

This week, I am working on the slooowest socks ever! I felt like I was being dutiful when I cast on the second Bellatrix sock, since it was the final sock in my collection of unfinished pairs. However, recently I’ve been more motivated to work on my vest, Rob’s gloves, and a couple of design ideas, so the sock has taken a way-back seat, and…

invested

Oct 26th, 2008 knitting, patterns
catriona back

I’ve been making daily progress on my Catriona cabled vest, and this weekend I was able to finish the back and cast on for the front. It doesn’t look very vest-y without the sleeve caps or neckline, but those cables sure do put on a show! Since the pattern is written magazine-style (in as few words as possible), and the two types of cables repeat…

soft & fuzzy

Oct 24th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

We are coming to that time of year that every knit-blogger fears & loathes, the dark-when-you-leave, dark-when-you-get-home season of poor opportunities for photoshoots. To compensate, I am trying to plan ahead a little on my blog content… I have two posts’ subjects already planned out, and although one of them needs photos, at least I have warning to find time to take them before I’m…

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…