hop along

Apr 28th, 2009 knitting, patterns, swaps, work

This knitting project is a fun one, in lots of ways. I’m doing a knit-along with two of my coworkers for the Hopscotch Socks… we are all using the same colorway, but each of use are picking up a different color to coordinate with for the heels & toes. We are all at roughly the same point in the pattern so far, and it’s been…

paw print

Apr 27th, 2009 motif monday

I’m thinking that today’s motif will be a popular one… people who love animals tend to really LOVE animals! Who doesn’t know a dog owner or two who treats their pets like their children, complete with wallet-sized photos and birthday parties? The pawprint motif is for them– wouldn’t it look nice on a felted bag or pet bed? Please don’t get the wrong impression– I’m…

morning mist

Apr 24th, 2009 yarn p8rn fridays

I think today ends my orphan laceweight skeins series! I do have lace yarns that are already dedicated to project ideas, most of which I have already featured here in the past. Others, like today’s yarn, are just pretty or more recent acquisitions, and I don’t have any ideas for them just yet… so you all and I will just have to be happy to…

sock talk

Apr 23rd, 2009 knitting

My latest finished project is these Jaywalkers, and I love them. It’s actually the third time I’ve made this pattern — more than I’ve repeated any other pattern — but only the first time I’ve used Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock for socks! I’ve used that yarn for other projects like scarves and gloves before, but it’s funny how it’s taken me 18 months of working…


Apr 21st, 2009 patterns

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I’ve been hard at work brainstorming and knitting up colorwork motifs. It’s a weekly routine I’ve been enjoying the familiarity of: thinking and charting during the week, knitting on Saturdays, blocking and photos on Sundays, and blogging on Mondays. This new pattern – “Alphamitts” – grew up as an off-shoot of that process… a…