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Published: 2008-11-27T23:41:36+08:00


Random Thursday


1. I don't get it. How is it the Estes Vest (from IK fall 2008) knit itself in a week, (even the collar and armhole edges are done), but won't knit itself the front edges and get some toggles. It's...



is something of a birthday month, with L and H celebrating two weeks apart. Here they are, my cheeky monkeys, aged 9, 11, and 13. Here are their feet, sized 7, 9, and 11. Do I seem slightly obsessed with...

One cowl, two cowl


I've been looking at cowl patterns for a while, to put to good use the precious skeins of yarn in the stash. I decided on the simplest ones, to let the yarn do the talking (and for some mindless knitting...

Socks for mom


I must have looked past Nancy Bush's Spey Valley socks a million times while thumbing through Knitting on the Road. They looked like just any ol' pair of ribbed socks, until I got my own pair through a sock swap,...



I thought I would have to go without a post today because I hadn't taken pictures this morning, but then I remembered these Jacoby mitts. They are the last of my really old fos. (Finally, I'm freeing up some brain...



I've always wanted to make Klaralund (from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's Noro book 2) but couldn't get over the itch of Kureyon or Silk Garden, so I was thrilled when Noro came out with Matsuri, a cotton stripey yarn, and in...

A to Z


In the middle of my recent sewing craze, I came across this inspiring Japanese sewing book. The ISBN is 978-4-579-11204-3. I love almost everything in this book. Most of the shapes are very simple, but the construction is rather unconventional...



The first time I posted about this cardigan was waaaaay back in February 2007, when all the pieces had already been knit up. Pattern source: Maris, from Rowan 41. Yarn: 9 balls Rowan Calmer in Bleached. Knitting time: two weeks....