Category: Knit


The Accidental Luddite

So, exciting things.

1) I got a loom! It’s gigantic and I have no idea how to put it together! So while I wait for the instruction book to arrive from the good people at Harrisville Designs

2) Shoebox loom! I found instructions for making one at this site, and got help from the lovely ladies at Bella Yarns. So much fun and OH so fast. I’ve already got 1.5 scarves done!

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I think this project will be super exciting to do with my students next year. Hopefully I’ll get to co-teach a fiber arts class, and this would be an exciting first project.

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Socks! Again!

I have embarked upon my second pair of socks. The goal is to make them in two weeks instead of fifty-two.

The pattern is entitled “Diagonal Lace Socks” and can be found for free on Ravelry. I cheated a little and used the toe from the Universal Toe-Up Sock pattern from Knitty, because it’s my favorite… I’ll do the heel in pattern, though. Just to try something different. Using Berrocco Comfort Sock again. I love a good nylon/acrylic for socks. No shrinkage!

Speaking of socks, you know those purple ones I thought the pug ate? Finished in time to give them to Mumsie for Christmas!

Pug, meanwhile, is maintaining his stance that yarn is the best place to sleep or sit. I have worked on two scarves and a sock since coming home, and his favorite thing EVER is to sit directly on the yarn ball. This is not kindness towards alpacas, little Pug.

Kitty is delighted to be back in RI, as am I. We have a lovely room. The stash, however, is very small. I gave most of my yarn away before leaving FL, and I’m utterly out of roving.

Infinity Scarf 2

Hi everybody!

Started a new project last week!  Got the pattern at Christmas at Bella Yarns in RI (my LYS at home).  It’s an Infinity scarf made with Cascade Epiphany in a lovely royal blue (1311).  Lacy and joyful!

Photo to come!

Cables of happiness

OK, so I finally worked out how best to use the pink yarn from two posts ago.  It’s a cabled scarf that’s just uber-soft.

Also, it looks like a knitted Cremesaver.  Just sayin’.

Located sock, not-so-located shoulder

Found the sock!!!  It was hiding in my work bag, under the tablet, the iPad charger, and my marker/glue stick bag.

In other news, my right shoulder feels like there’s a bear on fire inside it.  Arthritis of doom.  EDS preventing the shoulder from staying where it’s put.  This will lead to my next project, the Think Zebra cowl.

My shoulder

Meanwhile, the pretty pink scarf is coming along beautifully, though the cables are a little difficult with arthritic fingers.  I’m 25.  This shouldn’t be a problem.

Going in for bloodwork this week.  Pray, please.

To learn more about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, click here.

To do for this weekend

Ali Herlihy inspired me to make a list for the weekend:

1. Sort stash (untangle, ball up, sort by fiber)

2. Read articles and layout presentation for next week’s class

3. Make an alpaca cowl

4. Finish sock 2 to send to Mumsie

5. Take pictures to make this blog look pretty!

6. Clean the kitchen

Sock and stash progress

Second sock picture:

Sock 2 progress!

I love this yarn!  The nylon makes sure I don’t sneeze, and the emerging pattern is really pretty.  The yarn is Berroco Comfort Sock in colorway 1818.  My LYS (Bella Yarns in Warren, RI), unfortunately, is 2000 miles away, but that means I come back here with a large stash after every visit.  (I had a lovely LYS here, but it closed.  Dang economy.)

I completed a finger-knitted belt yesterday with some old Sugar n Cream scrap, and it makes me very happy indeed.  There’s a Gryffindor finger-knitting project in progress.

In stash news, I sat in Starbucks the other day and balled up some gorgeous Alpaca yarn, handspun and dyed by Rachely.  (She has an Etsy store, shameless plug.)  It looks like a strawberry Creme-Saver!  I think I’ll make it into a beret with cables.  Any pattern suggestions?

EDIT: Picture of the yarn!

Ball of sad

Break-up happened on Friday. I’m still a bit of a ball of sad. Planned solution: organize the yarn stash.

Got the yarn for a new hat for Tali. Very pretty dark sage Caron Simply Soft to be mixed with lavender. Think I’ll make a pretty charted pattern for it.

Current projects/progress:
Gryffindor Fingerknit Scarf for Audrey – about 12 inches
Toe-up Socks for Mumsie – sock 2 is at about 4 inches

Second socks!

After reading this from The Knit Princess, I got started on my first second sock this weekend:

No more shall my socks be abandoned! (Except for my first attempt… that one has been relegated to puppet status.)

EDIT: Second Sock is at toe plus two inches.

Future project: Hat for Tali

Another crafting blog…

Greetings, friends!  I haven’t had a personal blog in a while, so it might take me a while to get back into it.  I needed a place to post pictures of crafts, sketches, short essays, stories, and little blurbs about life.  Mostly crafts.  Where patterns exist, I will link to them.  Where they are created by me, I will post a PDF.

Current projects in progress:

*Toe-up socks for Mumsie

Future projects:

*Crocheted Nalgene cozies (small and large)

*Wire bracelets and earrings

*More toe-up socks!