I spent a morning in the office for the first time since March of last year; the gas company ripped up our street for some reason they didn’t share with me; and the lilies started blooming. Plus, spaghetti dogs and green nail polish.Read More: TWiP: Things Happen Every Week
Tag: a friend to knit with
TWiP: Peony Petals
Peony season ended in an explosion of pink petals on my kitchen counter. I always want more time with these gigantic blooms. I must say, though, when they’ve decided they’ve had enough, they self destruct magnificently, in voluminous piles, photogenic in their own right.Read More: TWiP: Peony Petals
Toast for Granny
So I made another pair of Toast. This is the style without the thumbs – they’re just plain, straight tubes of knit stitch, and about as simple as it gets. In theory anyway. Ever get the idea that some projects are just doomed from the start? First I cast on too few stitches. Then too […]Read More: Toast for Granny
Sticks, part two
I survived the experience of knitting in the round with DPNs, and I have a pair of Toasty fingerless gloves to show for it. Thanks for all of the encouragement this weekend (and the expressions of disbelief – I got a nice laugh out of some of those comments.) The second glove looks a lot […]Read More: Sticks, part two
So, look what I went and bought yesterday. And wouldn’t you know it? I think I may just be able to wrap my brain around the concept after all. Whoa. Ornament-making, quilt-contemplating, and now knitting (with needles!): I think it’s going to be a crafty kind of weekend. Maybe by Monday I’ll have myself half […]Read More: Sticks
Have you seen Leslie Friend‘s new hat pattern? It’s called Chunky Knit Beanie, and it seemed to me that it would be a very simple thing to adapt to the loom. And since Eamonn needed a new hat, I gave it shot. Please forgive the photo – most pictures of Eamonn are a blur of […]Read More: Beanie babies
Today was the last day for a while that I’ll be able to sleep past 7:15. It’s the last day that I’ll be able to sit on the couch with a knitting project, listening to a couple of podcasts, making something for myself without unanswered business email hanging over my head. Tomorrow Neil goes back […]Read More: Last day
Where have I been?
Two posts from me on New Year’s Eve and then nothing. It’s three days into the new year, and where have I been? Well, see, the beautiful thing about having a husband who works in education is that he generally gets a Christmas break just like the kids do. This translates into long, cozy days […]Read More: Where have I been?
I was accused earlier this week of being an old lady. Ok, so I was sitting on the couch with a quilt on my lap. Knitting. And watching The Bob Newhart Show. Oh, dear. Maybe I should watch The Office instead. I’m not giving up the quilt, though. And as far as the knitting goes, […]Read More: Knitty gritty