I'm infected with a dangerous virus. If you don't immediately recognise this, you are possibly not a knitter. Definitely not on Ravelry, or not that much. This – it will eventually become the Beekeeper's Quilt, by Stephanie Dosen/Tiny Owl Knits – is the latest viral knit; and it's unusual in two respects: one, it's not… Continue reading Not only but also
Small digression:* Armin has recently started to express a preference for me not knitting. This is alarming. I've always been knitting, and he's always been fine with that. But apparently, that temporary loss of mojo during pregnancy/early mommyhood made him realise that he gets fractionally more of my attention when I am not holding needles.… Continue reading Knitting! Apparently I do some!
I seem to have been suffering with a woolly version of writer's block lately. (As well as traditional writer's block I guess, going by the lack of activity both here and on my sprog blog!) Theoretically, I have (or had) a whole heap of projects on the go. Theoretically, while time is very short, I… Continue reading Stalled
Maybe it's because I've just received another big shipment of Vinni's gorgeous yarns (so if you're planning a sweater project, now's the time to stock up), but the latest Interweave Crochet seems to be jam packed with designs that would be *fabulous* in her yummy bamboos and cottons. Four designs that I'd actually love to… Continue reading Crochet inspirations
Like Douglas Adams, I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. Which may explain why I've been cutting it just a leetle bit close on two very important projects of late. First there was The Bridal Shrug. I promised my dear friend Pip I would ensure she had warm shoulders for her… Continue reading On deadlines
Wow, what happened there? "See you Monday," I said. And that was... some time ago. Hm. Well, you see, I was... abducted by aliens. Yes. That was it. So I couldn't possibly blog, on account of the weird experiments they were doing on me. And the lack of wifi out there in space. Luckily I'm… Continue reading Unfinished business
You may remember I talked, ages ago, about the experience of eating wholesome food and how it sometimes just seems to go on a bit longer than you'd like? And how that was like knitting a lace shrug? "Dear god, am I still knitting this?" Well, it's also like knitting a lace scarf. This lace… Continue reading Lentils again
The first things I ever knit were Barbie clothes. Having mastered those, somehow I wasn't at all intimidated by the thought of upscaling A Lot to make a jersey for myself. So almost the first things I ever knit were adult-sized sweaters (this was around age 14 I think; there was a bit of a… Continue reading Mmmm, beads!
...don't bring me down at all. In fact, they're rather wonderful. A quiet, wet day, with rain against the window and coffee in the pot... bliss. Don't you think? Especially if you have knitting in your hand. I don't, as it happens, but maybe I'll get to settle down on the couch later and spend… Continue reading Rainy days and Sundays…
This afternoon was a special occasion: the first Purlescence Open House. I opened my doors for a few eager knitters to come and hang out, drink tea, knit together, and oh yes... maybe do a little shopping. We had a great time. Mel brought some amazing brownies. I meant to take photos, but was too… Continue reading A knittea party