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I knit (and crochet! and sew!), therefore I blog.

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Which Came First?

Mon, 31 May 2010 04:24:57 +0000

Pattern: Which Came First?, by Mochimochi Land Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted #0215, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Needles: Addi Turbos, US 6 (4.0mm)

Pocket Protectors

Mon, 31 May 2010 03:08:57 +0000

Pattern: Pocket Protector, from Knitting Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted Needles: Addi Turbos, US 5 (3.75mm) and US 6 (4.0mm)

Pillow-y Goodness

Sun, 09 May 2010 04:12:51 +0000

Fabric: The patchwork pillows used cotton scraps raided from carrollb's stash. The bigger pillows used a heavyweight cotton bought at Yuzawaya.

Knittin’, and Sewin’, and Thinkin’: Crochetin’?

Sat, 10 Apr 2010 21:30:10 +0000

I'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:
It's the Vintage Pink Cardigan that I first blogged about 2.5 years ago. I figured I'd get a jump start on it and try to finish it by January. Which is when it gets "cold" here. I've also started some things destined to be gifts:

Tangled Yoke Cardigan

Sat, 20 Mar 2010 23:45:24 +0000

Pattern: Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang, from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed in color 142 "Melody", 6 skeins Needles: Addi Turbos, US 5 (3.75mm) and US 4 (3.5mm)

An Olympic Triumph

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:54:52 +0000

I 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.

Haiku Knits

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 01:19:14 +0000

(image) Author: Tanya Alpert Publisher: Potter Craft Rating: (image) Buy Haiku Knits on 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.

The Alchemy of Color Knitting

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 23:13:49 +0000

(image) Author: Gina Wilde Publisher: Potter Craft Rating: (image) Buy The Alchemy of Color Knitting on 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.

Getting My Brooklyntweed On

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 19:47:43 +0000 I can do stuff like this:

All Together for Christmas

Fri, 25 Dec 2009 19:37:53 +0000

Pattern: Chinese Zodiac Amigurumi (image) , also available from edafedd Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted, assorted colors, and Lion Brand Wool-Ease, #122 Sienna Hook: E 3.5mm

Tangled Up in Bobbles

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 05:46:26 +0000

So 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.

Stackable Cats

Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:36:09 +0000

Pattern: Stackable Cats from Mochimochi Land Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted, #1203, #599, #194, #515, #217, #180; Pittsburgh, #9143 Needles: Addi Turbos, US 6 (4.0mm)

Cobijita Floresita Baby Blanket

Sun, 30 Aug 2009 19:54:43 +0000

Pattern: Cobijita Floresita by Mia Zamora Johnson Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted, #180, 5 skeins, and #215, 1 skein Hook: H 5.0mm

Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

Sun, 30 Aug 2009 05:48:14 +0000

So 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.

Mental Health Break

Fri, 21 Aug 2009 20:21:51 +0000

Found via a Remnants thread on Ravelry.
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Mon, 17 Aug 2009 05:10:01 +0000

Pattern: Mini Cthulhu (image) , by Cherene Reyes, only available on Ravelry Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted, #451, 1 skein Hook: E 3.5mm

A Ray of Light

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 22:00:06 +0000

There 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.

I Knit Because it’s NOT Cheap

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 01:51:32 +0000

As 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, I go!

Tink, Tink, Tink

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:
I was tempted to leave it. If the mistake can't be spotted from the back of a galloping horse, who cares, right? But you know who could spot a mistake from the back of a galloping horse? An eagle. Time to tink.

What to Knit, What to Knit

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 03:23:29 +0000

So 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?

Free Pattern! Saturday Night Knitted Purse

Mon, 06 Jul 2009 19:08:25 +0000

Photo by Randall Smith
Pattern: Saturday Night, by Lauren Abrams and ME! Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, Cavern, 2 skeins Needles: US 6 (4.0mm) and US 7 (4.5mm) Addi Turbos


Mon, 29 Jun 2009 07:13:17 +0000

Pattern: Weeeds, by Mochimochi Land Yarn: Plymouth Encore, #451 and #1202; Pittsburgh, #9143 Needles: US 6 (4.0mm) Addi Turbos

These Things I’ve Been Knitting [Two Revealed!]

Sat, 20 Jun 2009 21:48:36 +0000

I can, however, post fully about this:

I’ve Been Cheating on the Knitting Blog

Thu, 28 May 2009 02:48:53 +0000

Again. Last time it was to blog about learning Japanese. This time, it's to blog about food.
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Go see what I've been cooking. You know you want to.

Sleepy Snake & Mischievous Mice

Fri, 22 May 2009 01:07:07 +0000

Pattern: Sleepy Snake & Mischievous Mouse, by Mochimochi Land Yarn: Plymouth Encore, #450, #451, #515, #1202, and #599 Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) Addi Turbos