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Parallel Lines and a Contest

My first “real” design (“real” meaning “translated from my brain to the page”) saw it’s debut on Ravelry earlier this week. My Parallel Lines (PDF download; Rav link) scarf has been well-received (at least to my perception, being a first-time, no-name designer). I’m so happy that so many people are […]

Baby Monkey Hat

Today marks one whole week since this little fellow came into the world and greeted his mom and dad, two of my best friends. When I got the text that he had been born, I immediately knew that I had to make this hat (Rav link) for him, and I […]

Fevered knitting

It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Apparently, when I get sick, I don’t want to post and it’s a struggle to even knit. And then when I do knit, I can’t do knitting math in my feverish head, so I’m kind of cranky with a certain project that I […]

Ice is cold and other revelations

Scraping ice off one’s windshield in the mornings before leaving for work is probably a pretty common winter occurrence in most parts of the world. I, however, like to bring my own spin to this chore by giggling my way through it, because it means that a) it’s cold and […]

Gold rush

I’ve mentioned before how excited I am for the arrival of my first “real” Fall. It’s really starting to hit up here. Any tree that isn’t an evergreen is turning some shade of yellow-green, gold, orange, or red. My parents were in town this past weekend for a visit, and […]

Stranded!

I have been completely obsessed with stranded colorwork lately. I can’t get it off of my mind. 1. 2. 3. I love unexpected color combinations, and updated takes on traditional stranded knitting, especially Fair Isle and Norwegian styles. 4. 5. 6. And I love how people use stranded colorwork to […]

I do know better, really

I know better than to think that I can go to a fiber event and not buy anything. I must have gone a bit batty when I thought that I could. Allow me to explain. Last week, I discovered via one of the LYS’s Twitters that the 4th Annual KnitWear […]

Come on Fall!

I’m from Florida. Our “Fall” is mostly just rain, rain, rain, with the possibility of lots of rain and really strong winds. None of the iconic images that come to mind when one thinks of Fall. Yeah, that doesn’t happen in Florida. But now that I live in Colorado, I […]

Comfort knitting

Since I’ve started knitting, the act of creating something out of a piece of string has been a great comfort to me. Whether I’m stressed out, somewhat sad, or even just having a single bad day, knitting brings me back to a mostly even keel. And boy, did I need […]

Secret knitting revealed!

Okay so it’s not really “secret” knitting. Remember the Hedera I knit a few months ago? I mentioned that I didn’t model them on my feet, as usual, because they were going to someone else. That someone else just happens to be the brilliant mastermind herself, Cookie A. as a […]

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