Finished object on a Friday! Check out the project details on Ravelry, if you're so inclined!
Weird--two weeks ago, I was here: Yesterday, I was here: Querido, good soul that he is, took me up north to the Flagstaff Fiber Festival. We got to see Churro sheep being sheared with old-fashioned (and wickedly sharp) shears, And a sheepdog demonstration! I came home with a skein of mineral-dyed Churro and a bag … Continue reading Flagstaff Fiber Festival
My apologies for the complete disappearance; I was so tangled up in knitting, I didn't have time to blog. Well, I might have if I didn't also hold a full time job, but that's a separate issue. I'm back, and I have a finished object! Remember how, in my last <a href="https://antiquotidian.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/melvie/"most recent knitting-related post, … Continue reading Hello Melvie
With the Damson shawl complete, I have become utterly obsessed with another project on the needles: Melvie. The last time you saw Melvie, it looked like a scarf. The latest manifestation of my Knit American project, Melvie is made out of Beaverslide Dry Goods yarn. After a short hiatus, I turned the scarf into a … Continue reading Melvie
No pictures today, dear readers. Please insert your own imaginary picture of me pleased as can be looking up at a dark gray sky outside my high-up office window. Last August I set out to Knit American, and explore a sustainable way of crafting. I have not bought exclusively American-sourced and -spun yarns since that … Continue reading Knit Brit
Every year, central Arizona waits waits waits waits waits for cool weather, and we're teased, and disappointed, and then wham bang it's a scant 55º at the bus stop in the morning. Hat weather! Good thing I've got a new tam... Above you see the Vega Beret, as it is properly named, in progress. This … Continue reading Vega Photoshoot
As soon as fall peeks around the corner, the first thing I want to knit is a hat. A little hat, to ward off the gentle morning chill and keep my ears from getting cold (oh, how I hate it when my ears are cold). In the Phoenix area, this reflex is perhaps maladaptive: last … Continue reading Mad as a…
I am officially obsessed with my Vega beret. The project began with a bit of trepidation: first the mathy acrobatics involved in getting gauge. I always need to go up a needle size for everything (use a 6?), but ribbing is usually knitted on needles 1 size smaller than the body of the project (use … Continue reading In Which I Throw Technique to the Wind