Archive for June, 2006

Knit Picks Options Needles General Impression

Last week, I was intrigued by the Knit Picks Options needles and since they allow for buying them piecemeal, I ordered a 40″ cable (they come in sets of 2) and two sets of tips (US5 and US6). They arrived yesterday along with some yarn I need to complete a secret present sweater and two […]

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When MDK Attacks

When MDK attacks, sometimes you just have to give in. fuzzy poor lighting brought to you by overcast skies and the flooded DC area (including my basement) The best part? Stash yarn! Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Grey Heather, Aubergine, Blue Flannel, and Kiwi. The yarn was originally slated for the fulled messenger bag […]

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When Real Life Intrudes

The past week and then some has been a flurry of activity I can only label “other.” Regular job work extended, side job work, housework, yardwork, an accident, illness, et cetera. I have either been too tired, too sick, or too stressed out to do anything fiber crafty. I haven’t even been browser-window-yarn-shopping because I […]

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Major Knitter’s Charity Knit Notes

Back in March, I think I read it on Deb’s (ChappysMom — check out her completed Celtic Dreams) blog that Jennifer over at Major Knitter was looking for sock yarn scraps. Coincidentally, I had just pulled together mounds of scraps of sock yarn (which, in my short-sock-loving world are really whole balls of sock yarn) […]

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We Love Gadgets

I am a gadget person. My household — we are a gadget household. I suspect this is why I didn’t get too much resistance when I bought my spinning wheel. I was reading Vera’s Crafty Blog this morning and she mentioned Knit Picks new interchangable needles. New needles? New… needles! I must try them! MUST! […]

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You Must Love the Manolo

crocheted grocery bag sandals The Marvelous Manolo posts about them here in: Garbage for the Feets! [they look well-made, but I look at them and think: they must be hot! When I pick up after the dogs, I keep a plastic bag on my hand for ease of clean up -- it sure doesn't let […]

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Knit Sock Kit Swap Questionnaire

The Knit Sock Kit Swap assignments will be out shortly and since it is a secret swap, we are all posting our questionnaires on our blogs. It’s fairly long and I included a fair amount of non-knitting pictures in it (near the bottom). The questionnaire is behind the cut for anyone interested — mostly it’s […]

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Vrooom Vroom!

I haven’t seen this linked anywhere yet, but perhaps I am just s-l-o-w. It wouldn’t be the first time! I love cars. I love knitting. I love wool. Therefore, this is cool.

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Efficiency in Knitting

I’ve mentioned before that part of the reason I started knitting more than crocheting was that I crochet really, really slowly. Why? Because while I make the stitches properly, I don’t just let the hook and my tension do all the work. I get my left hand involved. This is also why the tension of […]

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Crafting Malaise

I have been in a bit of a funk recently. Craft-wise it started once I finished the knitting of Tovesta last week. I did pick up a ton of fabric so I might actually finish the bag at some point. I finally picked up the Leaf Lace Shawl on Sunday night and worked one 10-row […]

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