Archive for the 'Books & magazines' category

The fall Knitty

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I used to have a lot of fun reviewing sharing my opinion of a variety of knitting publications. Let’s resurrect this activity with the latest Knitty: Fall 2010. I haven’t listed every pattern in the issue. Some because I didn’t like them, some that to me were just there, nothing special.
Sweaters
Beatnick by Norah Gaughan, […]

Septagon or heptagon?

Monday, March 22, 2010

When I first started swatching this shape last week from a stitch I found in an old German knitting book, I wondered what it would be called. Septagon came to mind, though it didn’t sound quite right. As it turns out, use of the term “septagon” is not recommended by Wolfram Mathworld:
A heptagon is a […]

Basket Whip shout out

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yup. I bought a pile of luscious yarn at Stitches West last month. I’ll tell you all about it, but not today. Today I want to tell you about what I saw in the latest Vogue Knitting magazine this morning.
I’d just finished the last three pages of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, and was looking around […]

Elann yarn pron

Friday, October 9, 2009

I know. I haven’t blogged in an age. I’ve been busy. Plus the dearth of real comments has made me wonder if my efforts at continuing to spend the time blogging are at all worthwhile. Honestly, I received 25 spam comments since October 1, and only five real comments since September 1. Though I love […]

Blocking wires, and…

Monday, September 21, 2009

New from Cat Bordhi
Cat Bordhi has written the second book in her New Pathways for Sock Knitters series: Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters. I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely looking forward to getting my hands on this book. I love a lot of the socks in the first book in this series, […]

Stole progress and Twist

Monday, August 17, 2009

I haven’t been blogging, obviously. Sorry about that. I’ll post as I can, as much as I can, as often as I can. Not that the schedule’s likely to change much in the near future. I hope you can hang with me…
Thornbury progress
I’ve made marvelous progress on the oriel shawl. I’ve done several repeats […]

Knit, rip, knit, rip, knit

Monday, August 10, 2009

The oriel shawl
Finally. It took quite a bit of figuring, tinking, knitting, tinking, erasing, and figuring, but I finally got it. The top edge of the bias-knit pattern looks full, complete, as good as the center of the thing. Finally. I spent days with scrap yarn, and charts coming out of my ears. Well, it […]

No pictures today

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sorry, no photos for you today. We got home from TNNA in Columbus at 5:30 yesterday evening, and are still recovering. It was an awesome trip. I can’t even begin to tell you how glad we are that we went. We met fabulous folks, each took a class, met fabulous folks, went to the ballgame […]

More books

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Our local library bookstore had a sale again on Saturday, so we went. The last time we went we brought home two bags of books for $2.00 per bag. It worked out to 16 books for $.25 each. This week we got 20 books into one bag, so the books were only $.10 each. I […]

More diamonds? Check.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The diamond rows are all done. Next up: inserting a lifeline, and knitting the flowers at the top of the shawl. But I’ve changed my mind. The more I think about it, the more I want the first row of flowers to line up with the last row of diamonds. It’d just be nicer, don’t […]