Posts Tagged “ideas”

Yes, please

By | September 16, 2014

One of the best parts of Knitty is the Cool stuff! page. It always alerts me to stuff I want to check out further. Case in point: Everyday Lace by Heather Zoppetti. Jillian’s review had me popping over to Ravelry to check out the book’s patterns. I like the Manor Ridge Shrug, though I don’t […]

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By | September 7, 2014

Remember the stitch map I showed you the other day for the Elizabeth edging? That stitch map prompted this swatch: I think I prefer this edging over the Coronet edging; as it turns out, I’m not terribly fond of its giant eyelet. But if I were to design a crescent shawl? I might have to […]

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Because I can

By | August 7, 2012

A couple weeks back, my laptop went kaput. No coaxing from the local Mac doctor could revive it. I was told that replacing the hard drive (to the tune of about $250, installed) would make it functional again, but I took the sudden death as A Sign: after four years, it was time to ditch […]

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Swatching yet again

By | June 14, 2012

Last month while at Churchmouse I scored a couple skeins of Loft: Oh, such lovely stuff. For a month, those skeins sat on my coffee table where I could pet them daily, and imagine what they might become. Last week I finally wound them into balls, and got started swatching. First up, basic garter and […]

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By | December 29, 2011

I’m a sucker for stitch dictionaries. That’s why I had to get this: Omas has been on my wish list for a long time. It’s in German, and I don’t read German – shoot, I can’t even pronounce the book’s title – but, as you can see above, Lacis distributes the book with an English […]

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Additional mischief

By | November 27, 2011

Yes, yes, I know I’m in the midst of an Estonian shawl, and that I just cast on for a Swirl. But that hasn’t stopped me from contemplating additional mischief, in the form of a scarf or maybe a shawl. See, DH* and I are planning to take some time off together in December. And […]

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By | November 14, 2011

All last night I kept dreaming* of “hexipuffs,” the little hexagon shaped units of the beekeeper’s quilt. How I’d knit them. How I’d stuff them. How I’d arrange the colors. How I’d connect them together. Apparently, my subconscious really, really wants to knit some hexipuffs. My conscious, however, really, really rejects the idea of knitting […]

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An idea

By | November 9, 2011

Sheri’s most recent blog post got me thinking. For the past few months, I’ve had a series of Fiesta sampler skeins marinating in my stash: They’ve been marinating because I’ve been stymied: what do you do with four sampler skeins, all in the same gorgeous colorway but each with its own seductive texture? Swatching them […]

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