dreaming of steeking

Dec 30th, 2009 knitting, work

I’ve had a good number of non-bloggable projects to work on in the past few months, and I’m psyched to finally be able to share pictures of one of my favorites. I took on this project as commissioned sample knitting for Knit Picks, and among the terms of that arrangement is that the project musn’t show up online until it has appeared in their catalog,…

murphy’s law

Dec 29th, 2009 etsy, knitting, spinning

It’s good to have knitterly friends. I was running full-steam-ahead into making the same blogging blunder I always do, namely getting so excited about starting a spinning project that I tear up the roving before taking any pictures, but Heidi totally had my back because she had taken a “stash” picture of the fiber before gifting it to me. Nevermind the fact that the gift…

sunny boy

Dec 15th, 2009 etsy, spinning

I feel like such an accomplished blogger right now. Not only do I have a finished skein of handspun to share, but I also have “before” pictures of the spinning fiber which I actually remembered to take before I got started. Huzzah! Before and after pictures in every pot! It all started with a “Marianne Dashwood Roving” from Yarn Love, purchased with glee and a…

letter A

Dec 14th, 2009 crafts, etsy, motif monday
letter A motif swatch

Today’s Motif of the Week is brought to you by the letter A! Well, more accurately, I am bringing you the letter A this week. I know have mentioned here recently that I’ve got ants in my pants for a new hobby, rubber stamping. Rob came through with an early holiday present, faithful enabler that he is, and we ordered the tools and materials needed…

so swimmingly

Dec 8th, 2009 crochet, knitting

I think my hat-knitting phobia is finally over. Have you seen my Ravelry projects recently? There’s hats galore, and I also have one other that hasn’t made it to the web yet. As with other successes in knitting, the key was to start with well-written, thoughtful patterns, and to use quality yarns I’d love working with. With those elements and a little swatching, you literally…