Not a teabag

This...this is not a teabag. It was going to be! But there has been a change of plans.⁠ So the hat, even after blocking, even after staring at it from a distance while squinting, even after speaking to it as persuasively as possible, continued to be...not the best match of stitch pattern and yarn color.⁠ And I, even after many years of experience that should have taught me better, continue to be both alarmingly stubborn and highly susceptible to the sunk cost fallacy.⁠ So I figured I'd brew up a mouth-puckeringly strong pot of tea and chuck the hat in [...]

April 11, 2024|

I have a bad idea

It's done, I still don't like it, but I do have a bad idea you should talk me out of...or into! But first, please note, I have no complaint with the yarn. The yarn is lovely, it's one of my very favorite bases, and I have a whole bucket of it. But the color just does not want to play nicely with this stitch. And again, please note, this is an entirely subjective judgement. I can tell from the comments yesterday that many of you are smitten with it, and that is absolutely fine! It's just not currently calling my [...]

April 5, 2024|

Fit of pique

Despite several hours of trying to create more fabric through just the power of my brain, more fabric failed to materialize. So I switched to creating more fabric with my hands. Which worked better. I remain, however, completely unsure as to whether the yarn is too busy for this pattern. It got better as I went along (and the back side is all stockinette, which calms things down a bit more), but it's still a liiiiiiittle too...something. But I'm more than half way through (it's a hat, it's not a big project), and if I knit any more fabric to [...]

April 4, 2024|

Either Or

I am...unsure of this. Either it will be lovely once I get a little further along (this is the most likely outcome, and I shall keep telling myself this, quite firmly, as often as needed). Or the yarn is just a hair too busy for the pattern (I always always always think this at this stage, it is rarely true). And the only way to know is, alas, to keep knitting. Please reassure me, either with tales of busy yarns that calmed down when you got a bit more knitting done, or with tales of projects that were much better [...]

April 2, 2024|

Sybaritic (plus giveaway)

Remember Sybaritic?  I know at least some of you do!  You've been asking about them ever since I took my early patterns down for a revamp.  Well now they're back and better than ever (new pictures, new charts, new layout, and an extra size). I realize I likely shouldn't be hopelessly smitten by leaves.  They're not hard to knit and don't require too much special attention.  But oh my are they awfully cute on this sock.  The one on the top of the foot just about does me in every time.  I suspect you'll be fond of it, too. For [...]

May 19, 2015|
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