Caspian Fixed Circular 16″ Birch

After numerous re-starts and a whole lot of swearing, I managed to get stitches onto fixed circular needles in a US 0's and get well on my way to finishing up the collar for my Flax Light. It was a bit rough on my hands, awkward but it was happening and I was pretty stoked! … Continue reading Caspian Fixed Circular 16″ Birch

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The Swatches: This time it’s personal

Despite the many warnings about the fickle nature of swatches from my amazing fellow knitters, I went all out this time around. I have measurements from: fresh-off-the-needles swatches, wet swatches, and blocked swatches. And I have an answer - well sort of. I have some choices to make.   On the one hand, I had … Continue reading The Swatches: This time it’s personal

The Blog Post Curse

*Coughs while clearing a path through the cobwebs* I swear I still exist but as the title of this post alludes, I had to maintain the kind of radio silence labs use when they are on the cusp of securing a patent. See the proto-sweater above? I started this on May 1st as my very … Continue reading The Blog Post Curse

Tools of the Trade: On Figuring Out Needles, Knitting Style and Yarn Hauls

After reading Alex's post about knitting style I decided to start jotting down all the thoughts swirling around in my head. The result was possibly a more jumbled mess than I expected on Friday but as I got my last order of anything knitting related in yesterday, things started to fall into place. The knitting … Continue reading Tools of the Trade: On Figuring Out Needles, Knitting Style and Yarn Hauls

Getting Organized II: On the Sagas

Yes, there is more than one 🙂 After my first meta-ish post on organization I got some good feed back from MrsKristyHoll, who thought my project count wouldn't be accurate if I didn't include all my long term projects but that I should make said projects their own category. Not being one to turn down … Continue reading Getting Organized II: On the Sagas