A couple weeks ago, I tried unsuccessfully to use a pretty wildly variegated yarn with a cowl pattern that used lace and texture stitches, which did not work. Both parts of the project were great individually, but not great together – this left me with a pattern and some yarn that I needed to do… Continue reading Bat Cowl!
It’s been in the mid to upper 70’s for the last couple days, which means we are basically laying around sweating and complaining about the heat. It also means I have whipped out one of my intermittent culinary hobbyhorses. Gelatine. Not Jell-O, though I have nothing against it. I use Knox unflavoured gelatine to congeal… Continue reading I’ve Been Living In a Wiggly World*
After poking around in my stash, I found some lovely charcoal gray sock yarn that I had actually just unraveled from a shawl I wasn’t wearing to use in my Christmas scrappy stripe socks. So here’s what I’ve got: Please excuse the terrible indoor nighttime photo – will get a better one as things progress.… Continue reading Stash to the Rescue!
I’ve been poking around my stash trying to figure out what to make Christmas socks out of, and came up with this: They are Christmas mini sets from Gnome Acres that I’ve had for a couple years, and have not been able to figure out what to do with them. So I think I’m going… Continue reading Christmas In July Socks
At one of the recent Virtual VK Lives, I got to attend a lecture on this book by the author, Cecilia Campochiaro. Hearing about her inspirations and her process made me curious enough to get the book. And I’m very glad I did! Although a key part of the book is a very in-depth look… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Making Marls