Kitten Overlord Douglas is decidedly unimpressed by my sink full of soaking socks. I, on the other hand, am totally impressed and looking forward to some serious sock pictures over the next few weeks.  I'll see what I can do about the furball's attitude, but enthusiasm is notoriously hard to generate in cats.

August 20, 2015|

We Regret to Inform You

We regret to inform you that the blog has been canceled for the day due to emergency kitten cuteness.  I had a choice.  I could either do something productive and diligent and businesslike.  Or I could entertain this kitten.  The kitten won.  I'm sure you understand.

June 22, 2015|


I've been feeling just the tiniest bit antsy.  I think I have everything all lined up for the start of the preorder (Tuesday...with details coming Monday in case you like to study for the test ahead of time).  I've made plans, I've made lists, I've done my homework, and I've done this sort of thing before.  But despite this, I can't sit still or relax. So I decided to do something to distract myself.  I wrote up the (shatteringly simple...really there's nothing to this) pattern for the cuff I showed you the other day.  The 'remind me how much I [...]

June 6, 2014|


I should be displaying impressive industry.  There are emails to write, yarns to select, stores to contact, swatches to knit.  In short, there are things to do.  But I regret to inform you that I will be doing none of those things for the next few minutes.  Because there is also this. A rare moment of kitten calm.  I'm going to bask in it while it lasts.  I'm sure you'll all understand.  A moment like this needs to be documented for posterity.

May 15, 2014|


Quiescent: adjective marked by inactivity or rest The slipper pattern is out, and you can find it over on ravelry, should you feel the need to make yourself a pair! Oh, and on the off chance kittens aren't your thing, I do have the odd pic or two with no kitten.  Let's see, perhaps this one will show off the knitting without the distracting influence of a Furry Overlord. Or maybe this one.  I swear that ribbing makes even my (shamefully flat) feet look all curvy and graceful.  Imagine what it will do for your lovely feet! These are made [...]

March 27, 2014|


I don't believe in rushing.  I'm firmly convinced that when you rush, you make stupid mistakes.  If you feel like you should hurry, it's probably actually time to slow down and take a breath.  Which is why, despite the rather frantic pace of the last few days (as explained by the last post), I decided I wanted to whip the current project off the needles to double check that I liked how it was coming together. I'm actually a big fan of this technique.  There is (generally) no reason not to put your knitting on some waste yarn, pitch it [...]

March 12, 2014|


No, no I am not calling you names.  You, dear readers, are all unusually clever (and might I mention astonishing attractive).  I just want to talk to you about dummies. Dummies are blank books made up by the printer in the dimensions/page count/paper type you're considering for a book.  So these here are the two sizes I'm considering for the current sneakypants project (and yes, those are all sneakypants samples, because the books looked way too plain by themselves...no, you may not see them up close yet).  I didn't know these things even existed until I started doing books.  But [...]

September 20, 2013|

Out the Door

I'm out the door bright and early this morning and on my way to TNNA.  This afternoon is booth set up, this evening is stiff drinks and catching up with friends.  I'm looking forward to it.  Levon, on the other hand, does not seem to approve.  He thinks I just got home and have no business heading out again so soon.  I'm not totally sure he's wrong... Hah, AS I was typing the above, Barry and Douglas came to join the party.  Why have one kitten when you can have three!  Note, this kitten configuration is unstable and did not [...]

June 21, 2013|
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