Good evening, all. This night's knitting began with me losing a 10.5 circular needle in a 100-square-foot room, so prepare yourselves. This may be a rambling post. I haven't talked too much about the weather this year. Spring has, by and large, been lovely. After a mild winter, spring was surprisingly, deliciously cool. Bunches of … Continue reading Tornado Knitting
Last weekend, I attended the Knitting in the Heartland conference as a birthday gift for Querido, for whom I may need to knit another sweater after all the fiber I've bought. It was a fabulous birthday present, and a wonderful experience. The members of the Sunflower Knitting Guild were numerous and friendly, the vendor hall … Continue reading Different City, Same Mouse
Earlier this year, when I lacked the brain space to blog, I was able to keep up with my blog reading. This provided a certain vicarious pleasure, but I found my comments falling into a rut. "I've always wanted to make that!" "I bought the yarn for this project years ago!" I've always wanted to … Continue reading The Bucket List
Hello, dear readers. This may look like a picture of ribbing, or the beginning of a ribbed beanie, but it is actually a picture of three weeks. Three weeks is a long time in blog land, but in real life it went by in a snap. In these three weeks, I had my first tenure … Continue reading Still Knitting
Today in the US we have a holiday. I am trying to make the most of the day, alternating knitting in my jammies with lightbulb-changing and handknit handwashing. Last week at this time, Querido and I were on a train bound for Inverness and the Great Tapestry of Scotland. As I sit here, well … Continue reading Planning
Sleeves and a Konditor and Cook merengue make for a good morning.
Greetings, dear readers, from the land of the barely awake. Few words this morning, but I have pretty things to show you. Lovely KnitCircus gradient yarn that came in the bag of funder goodies from the Great Northern Knits Kickstarter. A Talamu shawl, with the end in sight.
Yesterday I did a very impressive thing: I went into a nice yarn store, and I didn't buy any yarn. Some friends and I were at the Yarn Barn. I don't know what happened the first time I was there, because it didn't seem like a particularly exciting store. Yesterday was an entirely different story: … Continue reading The Middle Bit
Continuing the theme of cats sitting on knitwear, we have Malthus sitting on a wrap I knitted ages ago. It was when I was a new knitter, and Brown Sheep still sold yarn in hanks. The yarn store I shopped at, the only one in the Valley, had a whole wall of these hanks, a … Continue reading One from the Archives
Hello, dear readers. How have you been? I feel like a very bad blogger, sneaking in after a long absence and hoping all's forgiven. Will a cat picture appease you? I finished Querido's sweater, just barely in time for the cold weather. ...If you count having four buttons instead of six as done. My vintage … Continue reading Everything is a Kitty Bed