Things I have cozied:

Mar 10th, 2011 knitting, work

A lot of inanimate objects tend to develop jackets when there is a knitter around. The most recent victim suspect specimen is the French Press coffee maker in my kitchen, now toastily insulating its content under a shroud of alpaca and Kidsilk Haze: The French Press Cozy knitting came about because I was committing a major knitter’s faux pas: using my hot water bottle cozy…

finished fabric

Oct 30th, 2010 knitting, swaps

See? I told you I was excited to finish and block this shawl! The real moment of truth is yet to come, when it’s dry and I get to feel how soft, drapey and luxurious the Sundara Silky Merino turns out. But stretching the fabric out to see the design in its entirety is always an exciting moment, too. It’s enough to tide me over…

baby bubbles

May 21st, 2010 knitting, work

The last in my series of “professional photos of my professional knits.” This hat and sweater set I did for Knit Picks, to show off a classic KP pattern in a new yarn, the dyed and heathered colors of the Simply Cotton Sport. My favorite aspect of this project was probably the cute little “ears” detail on the hat. My least favorite aspect was definitely…

truly trivial

May 10th, 2010 knitting

I hope these photos of the finished Catenary shawl give you the impression of just how much I like it! As you can probably guess, I love wearing red. Well, I also love wearing Wollmeise, I love living in a place where the temperate-yet-changeable weather gives lots of opportunities for accessorizing with scarves, and I love that my latest project matches our new car! Ever…

and after

May 6th, 2010 knitting

Ahh, the magic of blocking. I could not be happier with Catenary’s transformation! All the weird lumpiness from the short rows is gone, showing just a gorgeously curved shawl shape and all the lace detail in the edging. The overall size grew a LOT– I forgot to measure but you can get a sense of the size since the towels are the same in both…