pumpkin personality

Oct 26th, 2009 motif monday
knitted jack-o-lantern chart

Sorry. ‘Tis the season for seasonal imagery! So many of these late-in-the-year holidays and climatic changes are just so iconic, they beg to be made into knitting charts. I had to go there! Besides, now somebody’s desperate need to embellish a knitting project with a jack-o-lantern chart can now be fulfilled. Every year in late October, I am always very impressed by the people who…

start to finish

Oct 23rd, 2009 spinning, yarn p8rn fridays

OK, I’m totally breaking a Skyline Chilly record here. I’m providing both “before” and “after” pictures for the second post in a row! If I’m not careful, y’all are going to get the impression that I dutifully take pictures of my supplies, instead of rushing headlong with fevered excitement into a new project. Don’t be fooled– I’m much more of a “cast on now, ask…

bullseye pie

Oct 21st, 2009 knitting, pets

I feel like I should be awarded the “Way to Go” blogging cookie for this. I am about to provide you with a rarely seen treat here on Skyline Chilly… actual before and after pictures. I remembered to take the “before”! This never happens. I’ll have plenty of upcoming posts of handspun yarn and knitting projects that are lacking “befores”, so relish this while you…

black cat

Oct 19th, 2009 motif monday, pets
black cat

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but one of the neatest aspects of doing a weekly colorwork chart (except when on hiatus ;-) is using seasonal or holiday themes to guide the motif selections. Judging from my feed reader and other internet perusal, not to mention any retail store, Halloween is among the holidays that really excite everyone to participate, decorate, and craft, in the…

moody hues

Oct 16th, 2009 spinning, work, yarn p8rn fridays
moody hues yarn

Have you checked out the Fiber Arts Friday Blog Carnival? Katy, aka “Alpaca Farm Girl,” hosts it every Friday. As a fiber farmer, she comes at fiber arts from a somewhat different perspective than many of us knitting/Ravelry enthusiasts, so there’s always an interesting mix of fiber arts links of all types to peruse. Also, since spinning is one of my favorite expressions of fiber…