All shaping up rather nicely

So you block it (yes, even the tiny things, yes, every time, yes, it matters). Then you stuff it. And stuffing it feels rather like wrestling with a drunk octopus.  But with sufficient time and fiddling, it starts to take shape. And a bit later its actually starts to look like a tree. Well...a knitted tree. I realize it's not going to fool anyone into thinking it's a real tree (especially with the whole purple thing).  But as far as knitted trees go, I'm rather smitten! Pattern coming soon (think next week) the mailing list thing if you want to [...]

November 7, 2019|

In the deep dark woods

Tiny things always look weird when you first start knitting.  Always.  Every single time. The trick is to not freak out and just keep going.  Since they're tiny, if you put in even a few more minutes of work, things will start to make a bit more sense. Not that they won't still look weird...this one looks a bit like a space ship in the middle there!  But they will start to make sense. Plus, if you play your cards just right, you can distract yourself from the weird by admiring how nice your yarn and needles look together.⁠  This [...]

November 5, 2019|

High cuteness potential

Sometimes you start fiddling around with some yarn and, while you realize that the specific little yarn doodle you've got on the needles isn't going to be the actual finished project, you can tell it has high cuteness potential. Very high cuteness potential. The sort of cuteness potential where you feel the urge to immediately investigate your scraps bin and see what sort of a pile of potential you might be able to pull together.  

November 3, 2019|
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