monster mash

Jan 19th, 2010 knitting

Generally, originality is something that’s valued in the craft world… to make a totally new, “you”, project and have it come out fabulous. Sometimes though, a project is so undeniably awesome that it inspires copycats– same yarn, same pattern, same great results– something you just “have to have” when you see someone else has made something incredible. That’s what happened to me when I saw…

zombie BBQ

Jan 12th, 2010 knitting

Now here’s a project I wish I’d taken “before” pictures of, although I do believe the finished pictures speak for themselves. I knitted some special skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in “Zombie BBQ” into these flamin’ hot socks for a friend of mine. The reason I should have taken photos earlier in the process is that I cast-on and tried four different needle/stitch number/pattern…

blue moon

Jan 1st, 2010 other, yarn p8rn fridays

Happy New Year! This post will engage in activity fairly unpopular for New Year’s Day: looking back into the past. Well, only into yesterday, when I had the extreme good fortune and pleasure of visiting Blue Moon Fiber Arts’ open house in Scappoose, OR! It was a delightfully terrible day for a drive… I absolutely love the wet winter weather here, and yesterday was almost…