very Valentine

Jan 31st, 2009 spinning
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A recurring theme on this blog has been my predictability with color.. I have a closet full of green and brown sweaters, and still those are the colors I’m drawn to in a yarn store! I like being comfy and consistent in my color choices, but it’s good to work outside of your comfort zone from time to time. When I received this pretty pink…

simple socks

Jan 28th, 2009 knitting, memes, swaps

Here’s another project that I started recently… be careful you don’t get yourself overly excited, now! I know it’s thrilling, but please don’t let viewing this project disrupt your otherwise uneventful day. I mean, plain stockinette socks!! Does it get any more exciting?! I can joke about their lack of design complexity, but I chose this project because I love knitting stockinette in the round….

wearing the pair

Jan 26th, 2009 crafts, knitting

To finish the seemingly endless amounts of ribbing on my sweater so speedily, I knitted on that project almost exclusively. Consequently, I had a fit of startitis and started a bunch of smaller new projects when it was done! I have three new projects that I haven’t shown you yet, but let’s take them one at a time, OK? Thrummed socks! It’s warm wool socks,…

all in all

Jan 24th, 2009 knitting

My Textured Shrug from Glam Knits is finished, and I really love it. I’ve already worn it a couple of times (since it takes a few days to get pictures in this freezing weather!), and it’s such a delight to wear! The high neck in the back of the collar feels like a wooly, warm hug. And the sleeve length is very versatile… great for…

handknit heroes

Jan 21st, 2009 other

Over the weekend, I received my advance review copy of Handknit Heroes… have you heard about this? It’s a new knitting-theme comic book, with all the stylings of a serial superhero story, with the added bonuses of knit-centric plot and characters, complete with a knitting pattern in the back of each issue. It’s going to be available by mail and also off-the-rack at yarn stores,…