pearl’s paper

Oct 27th, 2009 dyeing, knitting, patterns

I don’t know about this. I’m normally a confident knitter, but I’ve always had a “thing” about making hats. I’ve never been totally pleased with any hat I’ve made, usually the fit is off, and sometimes everything is off. Since I generally take pride in my ability to handle challenging knitting projects, and most people count most hats among easy knitting projects, this is a…

bring your sunglasses

Jun 27th, 2009 knitting

I’m an all-or-nothing type of person. If I choose to do something, I like to be great at it, and I tend to put a lot of time and energy into doing it in its entirety. Therefore, if I go through a phase where I’m dedicated to something, other things tend to suffer neglect. For example, if I devote myself to cooking projects and exercise,…

pooling peds

May 24th, 2009 knitting

This website is starting to look like a socks-only blog! I do have some other-than-sock progress to share in the upcoming days, but in the meantime, this holiday weekend has been really beneficial for knitting time, and I have a finished sock to show. It’s the first of my Willamette Hop socks, and I plan to cast on for the second one later today. I…

sock model

May 21st, 2009 knitting, work

I finished my WendyKnits Sunrise sock, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. Ironically, I took these pictures in the earliest morning sunlight, so the colors look little bluer and less bright than they are in person. This pattern is an excellent one for multi-colored sock yarn. The simple texture pattern really shows off the colors, and it’s just easy-yet-engaging enough to…