Archive for the 'technical' Category

Unfinished Objects

If one were to take a look at the projects I have started but not finished [my ravelry projects page], a handful of things would stick out. First, I am not the speediest crafter in the world, so that vest I started a few weeks ago is only about 1/3 done. Second, I quickly lose […]

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Why why why

Why do you build me up, buttercup, baby just to let me down and mess me around? Before our vacation, I was looking for a simple stockinette project to take with me for the two 10+ hour plane flights. I started working on Buttercup (ravel me!) intending to get it to the point below the […]

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Slinky, Silky Ribs

After I finished my honeycomb vest, I was inspired to immediately start a new garment for myself. After musing it over a little, tweeting about it with E (PokingMyEyesOut), and eyeing the stash, I finally started Slinky Ribs from Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard (Knit and Tonic). sleeve started The construction of this sweater is […]

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Honeycomb Mod

pattern impossible to see in this tweedy yarn I’m not the first and likely won’t be the last to work this modification on the lovely Honeycomb vest pattern (designed by Sarah Castor, published at Knitty). Each pattern row of the cable pattern has a two-stitch cable — so every stitch in the row is part […]

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Snip Snip!

cut! After spending Sunday evening watching episodes of er online (a show I haven’t watched in years, but watched all through college), I decided to cut the sweater. It was pretty simple. I strung waste yarn through the stitches at the new edge, then snipped the yarn just before that point and methodically removed the […]

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Stupid Intarsia

Over the years, I’ve done a fair amount of knitting. Stranded. Cabled. Socks. Lace. But I’ve never really done any intarsia, and certainly I haven’t worked intarsia in the round. But hey! I’ll try anything! I can do it! I pulled up Julia’s (Moth Heaven) intarsia in the round tutorial and went at it. stupid […]

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FO: Little Sky Socks

For Christmas, Santa Mom — always an enabler — gave me two knitting-related books I wanted. One is Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One. Given that I am, shall we say, bored with traditional sock construction, I thought this book might help rejuvenate the sock mojo. With two bins (maybe 60 pair […]

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Sample Spinning

This is another “new” process that I normally don’t do. I spun and plied up a sample of the Hello Yarn superwash merino I prepped yesterday. just a quick sample I spun and plied this sample in about 20 minutes. I was tinkering with takeup, drafting techniques, spin introduced, and plying. I think I will […]

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Obsessions

Kristina (Yarnsticks) asked yesterday what we are all currently obsessing over. I responded in her comments, but though I’d also elaborate a little about one of my current obsessions. 4oz of superwash merino from Hello Yarn (big top) Spinning is at the top of my list right now. I have been thinking about learning new […]

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Rovaniemi Mittens

This week a number of people have been recounting the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival — I love reading about class and festival experiences! [and why is it that I moved away from Seattle just before I got into knitting and spinning?! At least I have MDS+W within an hour.] Vanessa (Spinning My Life Away) posted […]

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