Archive for the 'Designing' category

Blocking on the water bed

Monday, March 14, 2011

Well… Sort of. I’m blocking this sweater where the water bed used to be. But it died. A couple of weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night in a puddle. It was warm, but it was still a puddle. And I was soaked. From mid torso to upper thighs I was […]

The sweater and the buttons

Friday, March 11, 2011

First a couple newsy bits
One of XRX’s long time employees is battling with ovarian cancer, and needs your help. Purchase of raffle tickets gets you entered in a drawing to receive a fabulous blanket, and proceeds go to help the fight.
Read Uncommon Threads’ interview with Kaffe Fassett, one of my long-time design heroes. Read about […]

Button, button

Monday, March 7, 2011

Last Monday I thought I had the button issue resolved. Today I feel like I’m back at square one. Kristie vacillated. Michelle was certain. Dave put the nix on Michelle’s choice. The “brown” buttons look brown in most lights, but when you pick them up and look closely, have really good light, or put them […]

Blue skies and blue sky

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Last night I ripped out everything I’d knit during the day. I hate it when knitting goes that way. Sometimes it does, though. I’d gotten far enough on the first sleeve of my blue cardigan that I could do a temporary seam to see how things were going. The knitting was fine. It was the […]

OMG, a sweater update

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I haven’t done much in the way of regular (cough) blogging (well, except this week) for, uh, quite some time. Dave has been beating me about the head and shoulders on this subject. For a while now. When Benjamin of XRX started doing it too, both in January at TNNA and in February at Stitches […]

Who’s got the button?

Friday, February 25, 2011

More Stitches West pron, but instead of yarn pron it’s button pron. Since I’m getting more and more yarn support these days, buying yarn isn’t the priority that it used to be. Finding unique buttons seemed more important, especially with all the cardigans I have in mind. My favorite source for old buttons, The Button […]

Blue sweaters in spring

Monday, February 21, 2011

Up until the time I left for Stitches West last Thursday I was knitting madly on a new sweater. The yarn is Kollage’s Milky Whey in Blue Sky. Isn’t it gorgeous? It knits up like a dream, too. Can’t wait to get back to it. The back is almost done. Almost. Just a couple more […]

Snow-capped mountains

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The nearby mountains are once again covered with a thick layer of snow. The valleys are filled with light layers of fog. It’s cool out, and the air has that fresh smell that comes with a good rain. Lovely.
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t get a single stitch knit on Christmas Day. I […]

New Life

Friday, December 3, 2010

I took myself in hand this morning, decided that come hell or high water I’d get those buttons sewn onto my blue cardigan.
You know what I discovered? The button holes aren’t evenly spaced.
Head.Desk.

You know what this means, don’t you? Frogging is in my future.
Not only do I obviously need to remove the […]

NaKniSweMo, contest

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NaKniSweMo
My NaKniSweMo sweater is moving right along. Both fronts are done to the shoulders, and the back is only a couple inches away. I should be able to finish that, and start the first sleeve today. Assuming I get off my duff and start unraveling that first sweater, so I have enough yarn to continue. […]