laceweight parade

Apr 17th, 2009 yarn p8rn fridays
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Today’s yarn is another in my laceweight parade, but at least I have two skeins of this one… the iconic Rowan Kidsilk Haze. I’ve never worked with this yarn, but it seems so ubiquitous that I’m looking forward to it, despite its mixed reviews. I like knitting with laceweight, and I enjoy a variety of tasks that other knitters sometimes find frustrating (like seaming and…

yarn monster

Apr 15th, 2009 knitting

Hmm, I had hoped to have my pick of two finished projects to show you today, but I’m still in the very last stages of knitting on both of them, so those will have to be another day’s blog content. Today, I’ve got something from the archives… another in the “old project but I’m just getting around to photographing it” category. It’s probably not what…

ice cream

Apr 13th, 2009 motif monday
ice cream cone

What do I need to say about ice cream? It’s the perfect accessory to any dessert, it’s a delightful treat on a hot day, it makes a mean cake and is generally hard to resist. My all-time favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip, but I figured that iconic vanilla would make a better knitted swatch. Right-click the chart below to download it for your…

stash doctor

Apr 10th, 2009 books, crafts, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays
flaming gossamer

In going through my stash for a yarn to post today, I realized I’ve got something of a yarn problem. I really love laceweight yarns, and I do enjoy the challenge and endurance test of knitting lace. (I’m having a ball with Maplewing, slowly but surely.) So, I should be thrilled that I have a good selection of laceweight in my stash, right? The problem…

sock saga

Apr 9th, 2009 knitting

Remember this sock project? I can understand if the answer is “no,” since the last time I blogged about it was way back in December! As usual, I finished the first sock of this pair and then put it away in favor of working on other projects. I actually have a dresser drawer devoted to this type of hibernation… I’d call it “the drawer of…