Archive for the 'Knitting' category

Another sweater knit up

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Finally finished knitting this little tank that goes with the cardigan I finished last month out of Kollage Yarns‘ Milky Whey. The yarn is a 50/50 blend of milk and soy. I know. Boggles the mind. But it’s a nice soft yarn with awesome drape.
Anyway, the tech editing is done for the cardigan pattern, but […]

Madness, podcast, buttons, KAL

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I have a variety of quick things for you…
I am excited to announce that Kathy Elkins of WEBS, America’s Yarn Store interviewed me yesterday for her podcast Ready, Set, Knit. The podcast should be available to listen to starting on Saturday morning, April 16.
A decision was finally made regarding which buttons to use on the […]

It’s looking like a sweater

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The flurry of massive cleaning that happened last week is a fading memory. Luckily, the house stays clean longer than the painful memories of getting that way remain. Most of them, anyway. It’s so nice to have a clean house again! Our wonderful company, the friends we did all that cleaning for (honestly, we should […]

March Madness

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I’m giving away a prize Knit Purl Gurl’s version of March Madness this year. Check it out.
P.S. Yup. This is the sum total of today’s blog post. This week has been insane. Totally insane. Next week will be a tiny bit better, but the following weekend? Not so much. I’ll blog when I can… […]

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 […]

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 […]