Monthly Archives: January 2014

Take two

The bad sock has been given a second chance. In fact, it’s been given a complete do-over because after I rounded up a replacement DPN and knit for awhile on the leg, I had to accept that my gauge was … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting & Crochet | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Take two

Zigged when I should have zagged

It’s an easy pattern, I said. I have the cable crosses memorized, I insisted. I don’t need to reference the pattern every row, it really is quite intuitive. HA. Thankfully my mis-crossing is only four rows down and I can … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting & Crochet | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Zigged when I should have zagged

Good sock, bad sock

Look! A finished pair of socks! These are for the hubby, and they are knit with A Swell Yarn Shop DeKay Duet yarn with my own “pattern” (it’s more of a recipe). And then, in a fit of stash denial, … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting & Crochet | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Good sock, bad sock

Something new times two

I finished two projects recently, and promptly cast on two more – A vest: (Eco Vest, with malabrigo worsted yarn) And a stole: (Sweet Nothing, in alpaca lace and Kid Silk Haze)

Posted in Knitting & Crochet | Comments Off on Something new times two

Hello!

How is everyone? Glad it’s Friday? I am. This is a crazy-busy time of year for me at work, and by the time I get home I’m so tired that I flop into my recliner and zone out to a … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting & Crochet, Spinning | Comments Off on Hello!

Yakity yak

My eldest gave me a couple ounces of yak down for Christmas, and this weekend I sat down to spin it. I had to do a ¬†little research first, as the yak was not prepared like the fiber I usually … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting & Crochet, Spinning | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Yakity yak

FTP Syndrome

Yea verily – I suffer mightily from FTP Syndrome. Whenever I am faced with cooking or preparing some sort of foodstuff, there is this urge, this drive, to¬†Fill The Pot. For years this served me well (it also served our … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Family nonsense, Kids & Pets | Tagged | Comments Off on FTP Syndrome

Looking ahead

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I think they are silly and fraught with false hopes of changing behaviors that you would have already changed if you were going to. But, I do like to set goals, and a fresh … Continue reading

Posted in Beginnings, Family nonsense, House stuff, Knitting & Crochet, Spinning | Comments Off on Looking ahead

Happy New Year!

We had ourselves a quiet little New Year’s Eve at home; we made potato skins, drank lemon drops (the Girl had sparkling fruit juice), watched My Cousin Vinnie, and I spun up the rest of the green hank of Blue … Continue reading

Posted in Family nonsense, Knitting & Crochet, Spinning | 1 Comment