Posted on 6 Comments

What else is Saturday morning for?

If not mis-matched pajamas, Mommy-made wrist-warmers, and Wii? My 2-at-a-time experiment went well – I think it was probably a smart idea not to complicate the process of learning to work two items together by also trying to learn how to make socks at the same time.  At least for a newbie like me.  I […]

Read More: What else is Saturday morning for?
Posted on 14 Comments

If loving Malabrigo is wrong, I don’t want to be right

I’ve been eager to give the technique described in 2-at-a-time Socks a try.  Nevermind that I’ve never used a circular needle.  Nevermind that it’s November and I have 101 other places my creative energy should be channeled.  Nevermind that socks are not easy.  Nevermind all that. Practical matters somehow always end up pushed aside when […]

Read More: If loving Malabrigo is wrong, I don’t want to be right
Posted on 7 Comments

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
Posted on 12 Comments

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
Posted on 9 Comments

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?
Posted on 8 Comments

Secret Christmas Crafting

Ooh, don’t you think it’s hard to keep quiet, when you have been working on something neat, and you want to show it off, but you can’t because it’s a gift, and the intended recipient is within earshot?  I do!  And while I know I should just pack the project up and put it away […]

Read More: Secret Christmas Crafting
Posted on 5 Comments

Obligations

Neil spent the weekend at Philcon, and while he was there, his hotel room was going largely unused.  The boys and I felt obligated not to let that hotel money go to waste, of course, so we took one for the team, packed ourselves up, and drove ninety minutes south on Friday after school. Ninety […]

Read More: Obligations
Posted on 12 Comments

Night of the living mitts

I’ve been experimenting with different ideas for fingerless mitts, and I finally got them looking like I envisioned. I can knock out one mitt per night of TV, which means I may actually be able to make a nice little pile of them for Christmas gifts. I just need to remember next time I want […]

Read More: Night of the living mitts
Posted on 3 Comments

Lessons in knitting

Shortly after my first successful pair of loom-knit fingerless mitts, visions of fingerless Christmas gifts started dancing in my head.  But first, I wanted to get a couple more practice pairs made, so that I could experiment with another stitch or two. I made these two pairs for the boys.  The blue 24-peg Knifty Knitter […]

Read More: Lessons in knitting
Posted on 30 Comments

Loom-knitted fingerless mitts

I kept plugging away (which, wasn’t too hard, given the fact that I pulled a muscle in my neck and wasn’t doing much else around the house anyway) and finally cranked-out a pair of fingerless mitts that I am happy with.  This was my fourth attempt at making these things on a knitting loom. My […]

Read More: Loom-knitted fingerless mitts