I feel a tiny bit bad that it's been so long since I've put out a pattern.  The last one was Chamfer in what, February?  Now to be fair, the e version of The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet did go live in March, so it's not like you've not got something to keep your needles busy.  But still, I'm used to putting out an individual pattern every month or so, and the longer time frame is making me a bit twitchy.  But never fear, it's all in the service of a bigger project! After seeing how much fun Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet [...]

May 16, 2012|

Less Crumpled

Still not benefiting from a full on proper block, but at least here it's pulled a bit smoother than before.  The difference is encouraging.  With any luck at all, I'll have it finished tomorrow. Next will come a vigorous blocking session for all the mini book pieces.  The Boy and I checked out the planned location for the photoshoot this weekend, and I think we'll be able to get some really good shots. In the meantime, I've been putting all of your bugbite solutions to the test.  So far, Benadryl seems to be working best for me.  I'll continue the [...]

May 15, 2012|


This is the final piece for the mini book I mentioned the other day. It's still in the ever-exciting 'crumpled pile of crap' phase that most knitting projects have to endure.  I have great faith though, and I'm pretty darn sure it will be properly cute once I have a bit more done (and once it gets a suitably vicious block). The mini book is coming along well.  Next up is a wee photo shoot, maybe even this coming weekend (which is good because if we wait too much longer we risk heat stroke while modeling knitwear, and that's no [...]

May 13, 2012|

Really Truly

Once in a while, I get a message from someone saying their hat or sock or mitt ended up a surprising size.  I know how disappointing this can be, and I always feel bad for folks when this happens.  I usually write back and ask if they got gauge when they swatched.  Nine times out of ten, they didn't swatch.  Now I know swatching can feel like a waste of time.  I totally understand the urge to just start knitting.  But all I can say is that the more I knit, the more I realize just how much time is [...]

May 2, 2012|

Nothing to See Here, Move Along

Lots of behind the scenes stuff going on around here, and not much I can talk about in any way that is even remotely interesting.  I know.  Bad blogger.  I'm sorry. Rest assured, though, that there is good stuff happening.  Patterns for Book the Third are coming along swimmingly.  Book the second is being put on a boat and sent this way.  Mini book is clicking along too.  Progress is being made, but it's largely administrative and organizational progress.  Important, but not exactly riveting for someone else to read about. On the knitting front, things are similarly quiet.  I've finished [...]

May 1, 2012|
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