In case you missed it, Anchorage (where I live) got hit with a 7.2 earthquake today at 8:29 this morning. We have been also getting aftershocks of varying magnitudes all day long – some of them pretty strong ones. For the curious, you can check out the Alaska Earthquake observatory website here. Click on the… Continue reading All Shook Up
I actually finished knitting Ixchel yesterday! I don’t have a picture yet – my Mom kindly volunteered to weave in my ends ( I know! How nice was that of her!), and it still needs to be blocked, but otherwise, it’s done. 🙂 So in addition to starting Dolores’ new outfit, I also got a… Continue reading Startitis
In spite of the fact that I have had two dress kits for her, poor Dolores has been languishing the same outfit since I finished her Rhinebeck dress and accessories in early September. Since I recently finished some things, I decided it was time to get back to clothing her in the style to which… Continue reading Sensuous Ewe
I bought my copy of Amy Herzog’s new sweater book shortly after it came out around a month ago, and have been reading through it in bits and pieces ever since. In between there have been a few more books that have come out that I had to read (a new Rivers of London and… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book
In spite of having a day off, I got very little knitting done. I did get some Christmas prep done, and also a few chores, so that was all good. Clearing the deck for later this week! But I have passed a milestone on Ixchel – the 2nd sleeve is done! I did decide to… Continue reading Busy Day
Guys! We had a pop-up at our local yarn store! That never happens here (or almost never), so it was pretty exciting. I know lots of yarn shops in the lower 48 have this sort of event often – where visiting yarn dyers or manufacturers of some knit-related product visit for a day or a… Continue reading Pop Up!
I am so close to done with my Ixchel – just a few more inches on the second sleeve to knit! I have 8 more rows of plain knitting, then about 2 inches of ribbing, then casting off. So close! Of course then there’s weaving in ends, and blocking, and very possibly undoing the waist… Continue reading Ixchel – Actual Progress
Tuck Stitch Cowl #2 is finally done! The yarns are Freia Ombre Grande and A Tree Hugger’s Wife Soft DK. I didn’t really have a pattern, just used a stitch pattern and a generic number of stitches to work it on. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and also happy to be done… Continue reading Something’s Finally Done!
I hope everyone who celebrates is having a happy Thanksgiving! For everyone who does not celebrate this holiday – happy Thursday! Continuing on with my Thankful Thursday tradition, here are a few more things I am thankful for: I know I said family before, but wanted to elaborate on that. I have a pretty great… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!