Archive for October, 2009

pom pom

Making a good pom-pom is such a pain. I use this method because I am lazy and do not want to cut out cardboard or buy a pom-pom maker. hat with pom pom, how fun I made six of varying size and quality before I finally came upon the best combination of amount of yarn […]

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Porom in Progress

Another holiday knit in progress. almost decreasing I’m really enjoying this one. It’s a fairly mindless stitch pattern but one I’ve always loved. The yarn is new for me to work with and I love how soft it is. I like the match of pattern to yarn so much that I was considering making another. […]

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FO: Get Ziggy

Get Ziggy (ravelry) is a lap shoulder baby sweater knit in pieces. I was intrigued by this pattern because I’ve never knit lap shoulders and I really love the center cable. In retrospect, the finishing made me CRAZY and I am still not happy with it. Blah. But I guess the sweater is cute enough. […]

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Funky Hat Fun

I am a fan of the funky hat. So is my niece. I was gazing at my yarn bookcase one afternoon and spied some Lovesticks self-striping superwash sportweight yarn (say that ten times). I decided to make a very long hat with a pom pom… I’m just not there yet. silly hat There is no […]

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Back to Spinning

I was sick a day a couple of weeks ago and took a few moments to assemble my wheel and check to see what maintenance it needed after sitting in storage for nine months. some hello yarn fiber club from a while ago It works. It needs some oiling (yes, the Lendrums will take a […]

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Sleeves are Boring

Sleeves are boring. Really, really boring. Especially big and tall stockinette sleeves for a big and tall guy. boring boring sleeves crappy photos brought to you by laziness and grey skies 22″ of sleeve later (times two), we have two sleeves waiting for the point when they will be joined with the body to form […]

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Not Fug, Fugl

About a year ago, N picked a sweater from Lopi 25 that he liked. He specified that he wanted it as a pullover instead of a cardigan. He picked out the colors of Lopi he wanted. I ordered the yarn and then… we moved. It went into storage. Nine months later, we’ve moved into a […]

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Happy Socktober!

Kirsten of Through the Loops is doing a Mystery Sock again this year — first clue here. I really loved my mystery socks from last year: It gave me some much-needed distraction from our then-impending move to the west coast. This year I am tempted again because I really enjoyed the piecemeal process. I think […]

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