A few teas I ordered from Harney & Sons just got here on Saturday, and I have a few new ones in the mix. The Molly Hatch Camilla’s Blend is a really tasty fruity black tea – plum and cherry are the main fruit flavors I got when trying it out. It is delicious, and… Continue reading Novel Tea
Well, that’s it. I have published a pattern! Rainflow Dissolving is up on Ravelry as of a couple minutes ago! My blog friends – you have been with me on this journey, and have been so supportive and generally awesome. From encouraging comments on the initial exercises to helping me pick out a name. To… Continue reading It. Is. Done!
We are having what looks like it might be spring going on here. I’m being very cautious about it, because “that 2 weeks in March that make you think it’s spring” is famous hereabouts. Mostly after that two weeks, it snows a bunch again, cruelly dashing all our hopes and bringing coats and boots back… Continue reading Spring is Possibly Springing
The last big project is winding down, so it’s time to think about what’s next! This weekend I plan to start by putting in some serious time on my Fade and see how far I can get with it before distraction carries me off again. April 1 we will see the details of the next… Continue reading Up Next
Help! I am naming impaired*, and would love your assistance in picking a name for my cowl. If you have been reading along, you know the cowl I am talking about. If not, it is this one here… The second one in a different yarn is blocking, the pattern is mostly done. Now I need… Continue reading Cowl Naming Survey
In breaks in between wrangling with the pattern writing, I decided to knit up one last version of my cowl. This time in the original yarn I meant to use for it! It’s turning out OK 🙂 The variegation in the yarn and it being silk gives it a very different look from the other… Continue reading One Last Version
Today was a quiet at-home day for a change, so I had a chance to get my cowl pattern mostly written out and formatted as well as some other yarn chores. I got some new acquisitions put away, and some of the bins reorganized so they will work out better with current activity. Finally, I… Continue reading Quiet Yarny Day
Knitting books and magazines normally trickle in one every other month or so, other than small deluges around Christmas and my birthday. But this week I had a sort of perfect storm of knitting books coming in. I only bought one of these books, Firmament, on purpose from Amazon. The others are all courtesy of… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knitstravaganza
The roll is stopped! I had a couple of potential solutions in mind when I ripped back. I had a bit of yarn left, and did a few practice swatches. Which is a good thing, because the stitch pattern I thought would be the best one did not look good at all. Yay for swatching!… Continue reading It Worked!