Archive for the 'Designing' category

Restarting

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I have officially restarted the West Coast Swing cardi. In case I didn’t say so before, it’s knit from the hem up in one piece to the armholes where it splits for the back and fronts. That part is the same as before. I have 7,749 stitches done so far (27 rows of 287 stitches […]

False start, NaKniSweMo

Monday, November 1, 2010

The submissions are done. For now. They’re done in that they’ve been submitted. Both of them. Now we wait and see what happens. In the meantime, there’s been knitting afoot…
False Start
There are false starts, and then there are false starts. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, ♥ both this yarn and stitch pattern, but […]

Evening, Leaves, Anjou, and Little Lambs

Friday, October 8, 2010

I’m going to make a concerted effort (I know, I know, I’ve said this before) to start blogging more again, and coming up with some interesting things.
I told you a while back that I named my Spanish Dancer pattern after a tiny sea creature called a nudibranch. There are a lot of different types […]

More twists

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

There have been a lot more twists and turns in my knitting lately than holes. This is the model mitt that matches the twisted tulip socks. It, too, will have a place in Posh Yarn’s autumn kit.

   

Poll
If you haven’t voted in last week’s poll yet, please take a minute and let me know what […]

Gloriosa and Doric

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I actually have two new patterns out, and have been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to post about them here yet. I’ve been feeling like I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Here are the two patterns.
Gloriosa
This is the cardigan that I’ve been working on since late […]

The winner is: Kumasi

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kumasi
Huge thank yous to everyone who participated in this naming project, especially to those who suggested the names that we voted on. The clear winner, coming in with nine votes—four more than the closest competitor—is Kumasi, suggested by Carolyn (sadly blogless). Carolyn, I sent you email just a few minutes before posting this. If you […]

Divided

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Watching the amaryllis change every day is awe inspiring. The bulb has been busy since yesterday. In the afternoon the flower buds started to move apart from each other. This morning they looked like this:

The flower buds themselves don’t look much different than yesterday. But the first leaves down below grew a bit.

 

The small strawberry […]

Amaryllis update, swatch

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The amaryllis didn’t look that much different first thing this morning than it did yesterday morning.

It’s out a little farther, and the color is a bit more intense. It’s extremely clear at this point that there will be two blossoms at the top of the stalk.
The swatch knit in the round worked out […]

Amaryllis, roses, bay, swatch

Monday, April 5, 2010

This morning it looked like this:

The edge of one petal is starting to unfurl. And just look at that color!
My Cecil Bruner roses have been putting on quite the show this year, too. I picked a few, put them in the tiny vase that Dad bought for me when I was a child, a special […]

Logo, aquarium, shawl

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Logo
I don’t know if you’ve noticed my attraction to blue lately: Capistrano, Hesperia, Denim Lace Tunic, Isola, and Basket Whip are five of the last six designs and they’re all blue. Maybe it has something to do with my mood. In my own defense, these projects weren’t all knit at the same time, quite a […]