Quite c(ap)able…

One of the more advanced knitters in my middle school class has learned to cable! Her first attempt (a swatch of 20 stitches, with a 12 stitch cable) did not have a single mistake. Impressive, no? The right and left cross, respectively, is a great place to start when learning to cable, and next week,Continue reading “Quite c(ap)able…”

Berry successful…

There’s nothing better than hunkering down with a warmed oven on those unexpectedly freezing days; like yesterday in Boston, which saw drizzle, whipping winds, and an unseasonably chilled 39 degrees as evening struck. So, I took to nodding through my fridge in search of something to bake. What to bake with some unsalted butter, buttermilk,Continue reading “Berry successful…”

Wasn’t talking ’bout me…

Another day, another book. Seriously; I have a problem. An obsession, of sorts. I recently scooped up this pile, which includes two Deluxe Anniversary Editions of books I already own (Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein) which can’t be resisted thanks to their kitschy cover art. What’s more, there’s Dian Fossey’s GorillasContinue reading “Wasn’t talking ’bout me…”

Phases of design…

I find it incredibly intriguing how other knitters go about designing patterns; a knitter student bee of mine came into my office the other day and asked “how do you create stuff without a pattern?” and it prompted me to really think about how I create. When I desire to knit up something that’s uniquelyContinue reading “Phases of design…”

So, long…cry, and laugh, and cry about it all again…

There’s no reason in crying over spilled…spilled pulpy juice, is there? Well, as some of my readers already know, at the weekend Google officially closed my blogger account for the beloved Pulp and Circumstance, Juiced! blog. Apparently, I repeatedly violated their terms of service with my non-compliance regarding the Digital Millenium Copyright Act by postingContinue reading “So, long…cry, and laugh, and cry about it all again…”

So, ho, in love with Purl…

Purl Soho is amazing! Able to visit for the first time this past weekend–and during their grand opening at the new location no less–I scooped up some delicious skeins of Lorna and some lace weight which I can’t wait to use to create a new wave patterned shawl; I can see it in my headContinue reading “So, ho, in love with Purl…”

In New York…Day Dos.

The greatest Salt bagel, ever. With uber-delicious tofu cream cheese. Who knew there were so many smears? Jessica devouring her tofu smeared bagel and a giant Iced Coffee; the perfect start to a monumental day trek through the city that started in Gramercy, went on to Chelsea, moved into Soho, and ended with an epicContinue reading “In New York…Day Dos.”

In New York…Day Uno.

Coffee, knitting, and “A Happy Man” awaiting my train at South Station. Jessica mesmerized by our amazingly painted room at the Carlton Arms; it was filled with wacky scenes of crazy animals– a perfect fit for us, naturally! A squeal-worthy gift from Jessica; handmade mouse by an artist in North Carolina, and of course, theContinue reading “In New York…Day Uno.”

Work is a pattern…

Yesterday, I taught one of my knitters how to “reserve stitches” on a scrap piece of yarn for use later in the project (the scrap yarn pictured above, as well as a few scribbles of math). This is just one of a few new techniques my knitters are working on; some others include carrying twoContinue reading “Work is a pattern…”