As you might've noticed, I'm in a bit of a slump these days. I came out of Socktoberfest with not a single new sock to my name (seriously, not even a single one! The sock you see above is from two years ago!). I don't have anything to show off on the knitting front, really,… Continue reading slump.
I finished my sweater last night. And y'all, I'm in love. I stayed up way too late weaving in ends, and maybe also putting it on and dancing around the house while singing a gleeful song about how I made a pretty pretty sweater. Maybe. Here are the stats: Pattern: My own, inspired by Spun… Continue reading Beautiful, beautiful Bohus
The Bohus Yoke is inching ever closer to completion. I have to admit, since I'm making it up as I go, I have had several moments where I get this sinking feeling, like "oh my goodness, it's going to look like a mess in the end!". Somehow I don't quite trust that my freewheeling style… Continue reading Bohus Status Report
Just popping onto the blog really quickly before I head into the office to workworkwork, because I wanted to show off my progress on the Bohus Yoke: I've now incorporated all of the colors into the yoke. I especially love that little burst of berry red! I had been pretty much following the sample chart… Continue reading More yoke action!
But first, two things: As a knitting cognitive scientist, I feel obligated to link y'all to this. Is that not one of the coolest things you've ever seen? Jean has finished the second Tabi sock, and they look fantastic! Hooray! And now on to the fabulousness that is the yoke of my sweater. Here is… Continue reading We have achieved yokeage.
That's my usual view these days, right there. Ren loves to lay in the groove between my legs while I'm working on stuff in bed, which I've been doing a lot of lately, because I've been feeling pretty awful. As soon as I started feeling a bit better this semester, I went crazy trying to… Continue reading taking it easy
We got our first real snow yesterday, perfectly timed for Thanksgiving dinner (which was wonderful; it was very nice to spend it with my friends from the department). It has stayed cold, so I woke up this morning to a beautiful layer of snow, and just had to throw on some boots to capture it… Continue reading white thanksgiving
We got our first snow last night. Just a light dusting, and it's all melted now and I didn't get a picture, but I'm afraid all our late-blooming roses are looking much worse for the wear. At least I took plenty of pictures of them to use as blog-fodder before the weather decided to take… Continue reading first snow
Well, pooey. Got an email from Webs yesterday saying that they were actually out of stock on the super-cheap Montera. I guess lots of other people found it before I managed to! Oh well. I'll still get my Lopi, and it's not like I don't already have plenty of stuff to knit up...for now I… Continue reading oh well
I have a feeling I'm going to be primarily posting on weekends for awhile, both because I'm ridiculously busy being a graduate student, and also because (partly due to said busy-ness as a graduate student) there is never any light during the times when I am at home, and since I like to post pictures,… Continue reading there goes daylight…
Pattern: Tabi Sock (left foot), from Véronik Avery's new book, "Knitting Classic Style" Yarn: KnitPicks Essential, in Pumpkin Needles: size 2 Clover bamboo dpns On Monday night, I finished the Tabi Sock for my pal. I waited until yesterday morning to take pictures, hoping to get a bit of sunlight, but my plans were ruined… Continue reading Tabi Sock is done!
(Beaverslide for a Tomten Jacket, Cascade 220 for a Seamless Hybrid) So, on Friday morning, before my friend Kris came over to help me make curtains, I got out some yarn and started swatching for a few of the EZ sweaters I have planned. I had originally thought of knitting the Tomten Jacket for NaKniSweMo,… Continue reading One thing leads to another…