August 7, 2013
a new pattern is up: the geometry lace shawl (see patterns) this classical lace shawl has a very simple pattern repeat that is difficult to write down, but incredibly easy to knit. really a project you can bring along for a night of pen-and-paper rpging or a chat in the café. another asset: it can […]
October 8, 2012
this is an accident that uses one precious skein of handdyed novelty yarn and fits amazingly well. here is the story: stage one i saw this wonderful atelier zitron blickfang in my local yarn shop and decided to treat me to it. it was the only skein left of its colourway. at home, i thought […]
January 22, 2012
an old aunt keeps herself alive by knitting. several suicide attempts left her with a shattered hip and her unwillingness to undergo rehabilitation confines her to a wheelchair. she has lost her husband a few days after her grand-nephew’s birth. she is rich and depressed an as incontinent as her dog. so she buys wonderful, […]
January 15, 2012
if i knit one row per day, i can finish one pattern repeat in two weeks … the i can start with the final border pattern in 1 1/2 months … DON’T think like that. just knit one stitch at a time. you will get there sooner.
December 6, 2011
recently i discovered a great little helper: Knitter’s Symbols Fonts by David Xenakis. no more fretting over useless tables in word. no more wiggly hand drawn lines on graph paper. oh, and it’s free ^^. thank you, david!
November 23, 2011
tryphina proudly presents: the vitraux hat. the original pattern has no slouch though, but i like it better that way. i look like a dork in non-slouchies. more than usual, anyway. a sweet, intriguing lace band inserted into an otherwise simple pattern make the perfect fall-and-beginning of winter-hat. not high winter though, because the lace […]