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…

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…

deja vu

Dec 4th, 2009 knitting, swaps

This project may look a little familiar to you! For those of you who are regular readers, my Nov. 1st post featured a hat exactly like this one.. but this IS a different version of it, just knitted up in the same yarn, same color, same pattern. Yes– I enjoyed making the Ana Hat that much, enough to make it all over again without changing…

plain pretty

Feb 25th, 2009 knitting, spinning
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Over the weekend I finished knitting my handspun scarf, but I won’t call it a finished project just yet because it still needs a good blocking. Still, I took plenty of “before” pictures for you! Just look at all that texture: I want to block this with the full soak-and-stretch method, because I’m hoping to increase the stitch definition and really make the pattern pop….

FO Bo

Sep 10th, 2008 crochet
boteh scarf FO

Check out my finished Boteh Scarf! This is a great project on a lot of levels, but my favorite part by far is what a great use it is for multicolored sock yarn. The crochet stitches, as opposed to rows of knitting, really take advantage of the colors’ tendency to create pooling, and the result is a mottled blend of the shades that displays all…