“Knitting is a competitive sport. Don’t let anyone tell you different.” Franklin Habit I had my first experience with actual competitive knitting earlier this year during the Iknitarod. This is a knitting event organized through a group on Ravelry to coincide with the Iditarod sled dog race held here in Alaska. To participate, you sign… Continue reading Challenge Knitting
Today, Mr. QuiteAYarn and my Mom and I went to the 1st annual Mat-Su Fiber Festival, and we’re glad we did! For those of you not familiar with Alaska geography, Mat-Su refers to the Matanuska-Susitna valley, which is a little bit north of Anchorage and contains the towns of Wasilla and Palmer. The event was held… Continue reading Fiber Fest!
My current, or third, foray into the world of sock knitting is similar to the first two efforts, but with two structural differences and different yarn. Like the other pairs of socks I recently made, they are being worked from the toe up, and two at a time using two medium length circular needles. I… Continue reading Socksual Experimentation #3
I have been reading Kate Davies blog and following her designs for a while now, but hadn’t quite gotten to buying any of her books, though I have been lusting after Yokes since I saw some of the patterns on Ravelry. Last week though, Mr. QuiteAYarn surprised me with her Book of Haps and Yokes,… Continue reading Kate Davies’ Book of Haps and Yokes
After a semi-frustrating weekend of not getting things finished, I got my Leif shrawl done the other night. What the heck is a shrawl? It is a shawl…that is also a shrug! It is a very handy and flattering design, and also has the advantage of knitting up very quickly. This one took me a… Continue reading Now That’s Shrawl!
After the blazing triumph of completion that was the weekend before this one just past, this weekend was a little bit of a letdown. Darn life got a little in the way of my knitting again. On the plus side, I did get to enjoy some of the beautiful weather Anchorage got over the weekend!… Continue reading Followed by a Weekend of Not Quite Getting Things Done
This past weekend was extremely productive, in the sense that I got both my ongoing projects done, and got a start on two more! First, the finishes… This is the mystery shawl I started in the beginning of June. The pattern is designed by Kirsten Kapur of Through The Loops. If you have reasonable lace skills,… Continue reading Weekend of Getting Things Done
If you are a knitter, you probably have some pretty strong opinions about your needles. Most of us do. I myself love metal needles for their speed and durability, and dislike wood and bamboo because they are kind of fragile, and are ssssooooooo ssssllllllooooooowwwww. You may feel differently. Feel free to share your needle preference… Continue reading Getting Bent – Neko Knitting Needles