Jester was sitting expectantly behind my laptop screen, staring right at me. Umm, okay! (Photo taken with Minnie, my blackberry.)

Knitting Comics

If you like webcomics, there’s a new one for knitters: The Knit Princess. It’s on the cute side, but the material will certainly be familiar to us knitters! It started very recently, so you’ll be able to catch up quickly.

Many of you will already have heard of Handknit Heroes from blogs or Ravelry. It’s a new superhero graphic novel with a knitterly theme. Read the rest of this entry…

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Tweedy Mitts

This past weekend, I was in need of a simiple project to work on during the Bohus events. I thought garter stitch mitts would be perfect.

Front View

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My sock slump is finally broken! The cure? Some fun self-striping worsted weight sock yarn!

Stripy Socks

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Bohus Love

How exciting! The much anticipated Opening Weekend of the American Swedish Institute’s Radiant Knits exhibit finally arrived! I didn’t go to the opening reception/presentation (read about it here, and here), the Knit Out on Saturday (Twin Set Ellen has a post about it), and Mary Jo Burke of Stagecoach Yarn’s presentation on Sunday (again Twin Set Ellen blogged about it with photos of people wearing their Bohus sweaters!).

There were a couple of minor missteps during the weekend, but I enjoyed the events and workshop I attended. On Saturday, I brought Mom with me on the Guided Tour of the exhibit Read the rest of this entry…

The battle may be lost, but the war is not over

I tried to knit myself some socks. I really tried. All I can offer as evidence is this slightly blurry photo of stockinette.


The problem? I hated the short-row heels I used. They were too small. Read the rest of this entry…

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Winner! (Contest #6)

It’s really cold here. Dangerously cold. But not as cold as the record-breaking winter of 1996. (When, as I recall, I layered a wool lumberjack coat over my regular coat to help withstand the low temperatures while waiting for the bus.)

Ravelry fans who drink coffee, tea, or other hot beverages may like the new dis/agree Attitude Adjustment mug. (But be aware that shipping is higher than usual… mugs are heavier than shirts, after all! And yes, I’ve already ordered one for myself.)

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Chunk Love

(Don’t forget about the Blogging Tips contest; it closes tomorrow midnight, so be sure to add your comment soon. There are some great tips in the comments, too!)

No, I’m not talking about Chunky candy bars or Chunk from The Goonies. I decided to join Read the rest of this entry…

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Blogging Tips (Contest #6)

You know what I didn’t do in 2008? Hold any blog giveaways or contests! I had a couple in the works but couldn’t get my act together. Well, here is one of them, finally!

I’m giving away an autographed copy of Lorelle VanFossen’s Blogging Tips: What bloggers won’t tell you about blogging. Read the rest of this entry…

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Pretty in Pink

Here’s my first FO for 2009! I started this as a last-minute Christmas gift, but was not able to finish it until the first day of the new year.

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB


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