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Sat, 10 Apr 2010 21:30:10 +0000I'm suffering from a case of multicraftual startitis. This is what happens when you commit to too many knitting projects in advance and then...oooh, shiny! Since finishing the Tangled Yoke Cardigan, I've started another sweater. Behold:
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Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:54:52 +0000I did not cast anything on during the opening ceremony. I did not knit a stitch on any project for the entire first week of the Olympics. During the second week, I attempted to reinforce the button bands for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan. The US men's curling team had more success than I did. Finally, I cast on a small project.
Mon, 25 Jan 2010 01:19:14 +0000(image) Author: Tanya Alpert Publisher: Potter Craft Rating: (image) Buy Haiku Knits on Amazon.com What can I say? I'm a sucker for Asian-inspired designs. Growing up, "Asian-inspired" too often meant cheesy red and gold adorned with dragons, bamboot, or farmers in conical hats. Asian influences have become more widespread since I was a kid in Wisconsin, but I still get a thrill out of seeing Asian-inspired designs that are beautiful.
Sun, 24 Jan 2010 23:13:49 +0000(image) Author: Gina Wilde Publisher: Potter Craft Rating: (image) Buy The Alchemy of Color Knitting on Amazon.com I love color, particularly vibrant jewel tones—a quick glance through my Ravelry projects page will confirm this. I'm always on the lookout for designers who have a good eye for color, so when Potter Craft offered to send me a review copy of this book, I took it. The first chapter (8 pages) introduces basic color theory—the color wheel, different color schemes, etc. This section seems a bit superfluous to me, as it is much too short for people who want to learn more about color and how to use it—"Trust Your Preferences" is not a satisfying recommendation—and it is totally redundant for people who have, say, read the Wikipedia page on color theory. But if you want patterns that use bright colors and use them well, this is the book for you.
Sat, 09 Jan 2010 19:47:43 +0000...now I can do stuff like this:
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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 05:46:26 +0000So I have been knitting. If by "knitting" you mean knitting and re-knitting the same section of sweater over and over again. I am now officially a working stiff (of the hellish-commuting/lots-of-overtime variety), which means on a good day I'll get to sneak maybe 20 minutes of knitting before I pass out on the couch. Anything more complicated than stockinette is now completely beyond me.
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Sun, 30 Aug 2009 05:48:14 +0000So I finished the Cobijita Floresita blanket. After knitting 13 petals for a 10-petal flower. I discovered after the seventh petal that I'd mis-counted the rows on three of them. Riiiip, and re-crochet. But now it's done. This is how it looks blocking.
Fri, 21 Aug 2009 20:21:51 +0000Found via a Remnants thread on Ravelry.
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Tue, 11 Aug 2009 22:00:06 +0000There is a light at the end of the dissertation tunnel. I suppose it could still be the headlamp of an oncoming train, but I think that's probably unlikely. In the meantime, a bit o' something new. And brightly colored.
Tue, 04 Aug 2009 01:51:32 +0000As knitters and crocheters, I am sure we have all heard some variant of the question: "Why would you spend that much money to knit your own [garment] when you can buy that for [ridiculous price] at [Big Box Store]?" And if you are like me, you get deeply annoyed with this question. I realize I'm probably preaching to the converted here, but...off I go!
Sat, 11 Jul 2009 21:04:04 +0000...I brought it to knit night. And then I continued to work on it while attempting to watch soccer coverage in Spanish, which I barely understand but am trying to learn. This is what happened:
Wed, 08 Jul 2009 03:23:29 +0000So uh, I'm down to one project on the needles again. And the Tangled Yoke Cardigan is mired in a sea of stockinette. You know what that means: One Project Paralysis. Must cast on something new! However, I am (chronically) on a yarn diet. Considering the limits of space, budget, and sanity, this is the best thing, trust me. Thus I need to cast on something from stash. But I'm not sure what! Tell me, help me! What should I knit?
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Sat, 20 Jun 2009 21:48:36 +0000I can, however, post fully about this:
Thu, 28 May 2009 02:48:53 +0000Again. Last time it was to blog about learning Japanese. This time, it's to blog about food.
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