Not My Strong Suit

So the plan had been to put this pattern up on Monday.  But it's ready now, and I don't really do patience if I can help it.  Also, there might just possibly be something else going on on Monday that I'll want to squee about.  So I'm putting it out now.  Handy thing, making your own schedule. These are, of course, the magical, sanity-saving, purple hats.  One is for me, and one has made its way into the post to head off to my mom.  The first of these was cast on within hours of getting my hands on the [...]

February 5, 2011|

Book Giveaway

Hey, know anybody who might want a sock knitting book and some yarn?  The lovely Laura Nelkin from Schaefer Yarn is having a wee giveaway of the book and a skein of Nichole in the color Chamomile.  My love of Nichole is well documented.  If you've not had a chance to use it yet, this might be the perfect excuse!

February 3, 2011|

Super Secret Stealth Post

There might just possibly be a wee giveaway of the book over here.  Ya know....just on the outside chance that one of you happened to want a free copy.  Not that any of you knit socks or anything like that.  Does it make me a crazy stalker if I've refreshed a time or two to read the comments? P.S. Oh, and if you're worried about that 'skill testing question' thing, I think it's the Canadian equivalent of the no purchase necessary fine print on contests in the U.S. (and it may only apply to Canadian winners, though I'm not sure).  [...]

January 21, 2011|


Congratulations to Linda who won the yarn, and thank you to everyone for your lovely comments.  I, personally, do not believe in the black/gray/navy winter coat.  I feel if I have to wear a coat, it had better be bright and colorful.  I have a pale blue light weight coat, a red heavy coat, a purple dressy coat, and a green cloak for those rare situations when a cloak really is the correct answer.  Of course I also feel that gloves/scarves/hats have to go with each other and with the coat.  It leads to a rather staggering number of accessories, [...]

January 5, 2011|


Petiole is out!  This was my super speedy "it's cold and I have to wear a coat and I don't want to wear a I'll distract myself with a hat" project.  I'm sure that says something unflattering about my mental faculties, but I like the hat, and I didn't freeze to death from refusing to wear a coat, so apparently it worked.  The wrist warmers were just a bonus squeezed out of the few yards leftover when the hat was done. I made both projects (in a size medium) out of one skein of Aslan Trends Bariloche in Tango [...]

January 2, 2011|

Drumroll Please

And the winner is Christine!  Check out her lovely socks, I know she'll put the yarn to good use.  I've sent off an email to ask for a mailing address.  And to answer her question, the Sock Plus 8 is a bit more tightly twisted than SG Bugga, and the Bugga is a bit softer and fuzzier.  They're about the same thickness, and both come in drop dead gorgeous colors.  I'd be happy to use either (and both are going to be in the book), and think they'd likely work for a lot of the same patterns. And to everyone [...]

September 13, 2010|


Congratulations to Jolene.  I'll be in touch to arrange getting her favorite, Sky Pirate, out to her.  That color was a favorite for lots of folks and I'm sure Jolene will enjoy it.  Thanks so much to everyone who entered.  I love reading all the things you have to say! I've got lots to share, and alas not much time to share it.  I'll be back shortly with more of the silk retreat, I've got a new sock almost finished, and more book news.  Alas, doing all this stuff is rather cutting into the time needed to write about it.  [...]

July 21, 2010|

Quick Reminder

Just popping in with a quick reminder that tomorrow is the last day to enter the giveaway for some of Suzan's lovely yarn.  I'll be back Wednesday with a winner and the next installment in my trip.

July 19, 2010|

Patterns and Yarn and Pictures Oh My

Alrighty, after much delay (we're pretending it's so I could take the socks far away for a photo shoot, not because I was lazy) the pattern for Peregrinate is out. I had great fun with these.  They came with me on my trip to DC for Savor and on my trips to Rochester and Pontiac to see Jukebox the Ghost and on a few other smaller trips too.  The vast majority of them were knit on the road, which seems fitting given the name.  I finished them shortly before my excursion to Port Ludlow, so I thought it was only [...]

July 16, 2010|
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