ELEANOR LANGUISHES, BIRCH THRIVES, SILKY WOOL PUT OUT IN COLD

Apparently, even though I started Lady Eleanor like three months ago and have been planning her since the summer, the entire blogging universe has beaten me to the finish. It’s pathetic, really. She still awaits her fringe. I’ve just been so pressed for time lately, and the thought of sitting around tying five billion knots in yarn instead of … Read more

SPIDERS DAY O’ YARN DYEING FUN!

I owe a HUGE thank you to Marie of Brooklyn Handspun for inviting me to the Spiders Knit yarn dyeing day she hosted at her beautiful, spacious, gorgeous, adult, apartment of which I am not even the slightest jealous no siree bob. Anyhoo, Marie is a professional fiber artist who spins and dyes her own beautiful stuff, and she … Read more

COMING TO TERMS WITH COLCHIQUE

Remember me? I’m back from my sojourn in the bottom of Jessica’s dresser: Pattern: Colchique, from Phildar Irlandais 2004 Yarn: School Products Cashmere, DK weight Needles: US 5 Notes: Motivated by the first finished Colchique at the Colichique Knitalong, I’ve decided to confront the demons in my own little blue “pull.” Forgive the grainy photos and the fact that … Read more

POMFOOLERY

As promised, here’s a photo of our Solstice Tree: Okay, okay, this is not a full-body shot of the tree, whom we’ve named Rosalind (Roz for short). This was the only daytime photo I took, and while she looks lovely to us with her glittering night lights, she claims she doesn’t photograph well that way. Anyway tomorrow is … Read more

IRISH HIKING SCARF

Pattern: Irish Hiking Scarf, free pattern from Hello Yarn Yarn: School Products Worsted Weight Cashmere Needles: US 8 Lantern Moon straight needles Recipient: Undecided Notes: This is the millionth Irish Hiking Scarf you’ve seen. But no matter – it’s a lovely, simple pattern, perfect for typical amounts of stash yarn. And in this case, quite the stash yarn … Read more

LIGHTENING YOUR WALLET SINCE 2002

Heh heh. (nervous laughter while glancing over at burgeoning stash) Jillian pointed out that Little Knits is having a sale on bags of Noro Silk Garden for $75, through October 27. I bit. A bag of color 217 is coming my way for Lady Eleanor. After being so good at Rhinebeck, I’m entitled to a little enhancement, no? … Read more

ON THE FRONT PROGRESS FRONT

Just a teensy progress shot. The godron section was done last night while watching Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I find I did something weird and trippy and wrong with it! Lately the percentage of movies I’ve seen that include Johnny Depp has been strangely elevated. No surprise there. … Read more

BALLET PULLOVER

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Pattern: Ballet Pullover by Teva Durham, from Summer ’04 Interweave Knits Yarn: Recycled Bulky Cotton Needles: US 11, 24″ circulars Notes: I’m reserving judgment about this sweater. Sometimes I like it, sometimes it seems kind of unflattering (the center shaping adds interest; it can also add the illusion of more belly than may actually exist). It’s … Read more

BALLET PULLOVER: HALF AND HALF

BALLET PULLOVER HALF AND HALF

So here we have the hybrid beast: the Ballet Pullover in progress, with one partially completed long sleeve and one short. (As for the body, I actually had enough yarn to make a second one in the smaller size, and it fits much better) I think short sleeves suit the pattern slightly better, which is … Read more