Another Neut?! Enough already.

Working on yet another pair of the Neutron Mittens. I’m pretty confident that numero dos will be my last pair for awhile. But I wanted to see how much this pattern changed as the colorways changed. You can follow my progress on these mitts at its Ravelry page; better yet, if I buckle down toContinue reading “Another Neut?! Enough already.”

Tiny toothpicks…a new way to knit?

I’d seen chopsticks before…but those little pieces of wood to pick at your teeth?! I knit up this tiny bit of stockinette stitch last night as a test; a student came in to see me yesterday and showed me this brilliant little knitted item her older sister created. Basically, she took two toothpicks, some lightContinue reading “Tiny toothpicks…a new way to knit?”

Scenes from Providence…

This past Sunday was certainly a funday. I went to Providence for the afternoon to visit my good friends Mackenzie and Jon. While there, I not only spent an arm and a leg on gorgeous yarns at the beautious yarn shop Fresh Purls (go there! seriously), but we got down to the business of shoppingContinue reading “Scenes from Providence…”

Zzz…this project has been hexa-gone from my thoughts…

I think, in the coming weeks, when I finish a whole line up of projects currently in the works, I should take some time to get back to my hexagons. Ultimately, I’d like to make the Ruby Hexagon Blanket by Nova Seals, and don’t know if I’ll be able to salvage these hexagons for thatContinue reading “Zzz…this project has been hexa-gone from my thoughts…”

Charting this course…

This chart certainly was the inspiration for one of the latest projects I want to knit up. As soon as I saw it, I was smitten. The pattern is Topaz, freely available in the Spring 2009 issue of Knitty!, a baby dress with this amazing charted detailing at the bottom. My sister’s best friend justContinue reading “Charting this course…”

Sold!

One of the items I donated to the Hearts for Haiti shop was purchased on Sunday by a lovely Etsy patron! I am feverishly knitting up her Buttoned Up Neckbone in a dark olive green color with maroon buttons and expect to ship it out tomorrow or Thursday. Remember! My Lace Waist is still availableContinue reading “Sold!”

Help for Haiti…buy something kitsch!

My items are officially listed in the Hearts For Haiti Etsy Collective (pictured as the first two items in the clothing/wearable section)! Please, please go buy something, anything!, from this wonderful shop and 100 % of proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders to help with relief efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquakeContinue reading “Help for Haiti…buy something kitsch!”

They tell me, “I guess that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes…”

Some days, when a craving is that good, you’ll rummage through your cabinets and organize t he ingredients. In my case, it was walnut chocolate chip cookies thanks to post-election blues (saddened at the realization that my state went red in the special election) and a serious hankering for chocolate and nut. They pretty muchContinue reading “They tell me, “I guess that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes…””

(Knitted) Hearts for Haiti…

Knitters are doing amazing things to help send donations to Haiti in the wake of the terrible earthquake. I, too, have donated some dollars to Doctors Without Borders, but wanted to also do a bit more. That being said, I have contributed two items from my shop to Hearts for Haiti, an etsy collaborative whichContinue reading “(Knitted) Hearts for Haiti…”

As the snow swhirls outside…the cinnamon swhirls inside…

I’ve been taking quite a bit of time for baking of late. Something about winter and being stuck indoors and snow falling aflutter outside makes for a strong desire for strong smells wafting out of the oven. Enter my famous cinnamon buns, which if you like overly sweet desserts, would not be on your listContinue reading “As the snow swhirls outside…the cinnamon swhirls inside…”

Favorite Finds # 2,356: Serif Totes!

I absolutely adore this Serif Tote from The Little Factory, which caught my eye at This is Love Forever. It’s deliciously price at a reasonable $24, and when more come in stock at the end of the month, boy do I wantsies. There’s nothing like a simple tote to carry around books, knitting projects, andContinue reading “Favorite Finds # 2,356: Serif Totes!”

Sock it to me…

There’s nothing better than the feel of beach stones in winter underfoot. Especially when you’re wearing a pair of handknit socks. And I finally made myself a pair. A simple top down stockinette stitch sock with a ribbed cuff, these socks are super high (think knee high) and super warm. There’s really nothing else toContinue reading “Sock it to me…”