Archive for the ‘ Crafting ’ Category

My Hand at Entrelac

15th March 2011 | 0 Comments

I decided that I wanted to try something different with my the two balls of fingering weight Chroma from Knitpicks than what I’d done with the other colorways. I had made a scarf for my best friend, and a scarf for another good friend. But the scarf for me, I was drawing a blank. I […]


Love/hate Relationship with the Needles

31st January 2011 | 1 Comment

Over the last few years I grew as a knitter. I loved challenging myself with different things, like a circular shawl (Girasole), or stoles (Anthemion shawl), and numerous sock patterns, particularly of the Wendy Johnson variety. What started off as a Boye aluminum straight needle obsession has quickly turned into a “make everything on circulars” […]


Addictions

26th January 2011 | 0 Comments

Some people are addicted to things like alcohol or cigarettes. I have an addiction with yarn. It’s not just your simple run of the mill addiction, though. Oh no, that might mean there’s an easy fix for the type of problem I suffer from. I have the version of yarn addiction that has me purchase […]


Well, it’s functional

2nd October 2010 | 3 Comments

One of the biggest issues I have with sewing is what order I’m supposed to put things together. I have the hardest time understanding patterns, so make-shifting something together almost always means I’m going to fail. And fail miserably. And forget something. Yesterday I wrote about wanting something even kinda sorta like the miPattern made […]


Pattern Search

30th September 2010 | 0 Comments

I am usually a master of finding things on the internet. I mean I generally can figure out what word combinations will yield me the results I’m looking for. Or at least I can keep trying, with quotes and adding – to a word to remove search terms, etc. Except this particular pattern search is […]


Lots of new projects!

30th September 2010 | 0 Comments

And lots of other things going on. When it comes to blogging I have this  tendency to have a clear idea in mind about what I’d like to talk about and then find myself on a million different tangents. So I’ve started carrying a purple Moleskine Volant in my purse specifically for jotting down possible  blog ideas. […]


WWKIP 2010

11th June 2010 | 0 Comments

So it seems there’s a week coming up in which you pick one of the days and it’s Knit in Public day. There are plenty of them out there all over the place, but I’m unsure there are any near me. I don’t want to try to plan anything, but I figure next week will […]


Mirella the Bunny

6th June 2010 | 0 Comments

When I decided that I would make an amigurumi doll as a fair entrant, I browsed for colors and yarn on Knit Picks to see if I could find all of the colors I would want/need for the project. My experience with the human-like dolls were from Elizabeth D.‘s pattern and from her book as […]


A Proper Craft Room

2nd June 2010 | 2 Comments

I had always heard stories of people who had “Yarn Rooms” or “Craft Rooms” and I never really believed it were possible. I mean, who has that much extra space in their homes? Apparently more people that I would have imagined. But upon moving in with the boyfriend, and a couple of arguments over the […]