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reverse, also true

March 13, 2012


how is it, that once you find the perfect yarn, there’s suddenly and inexplicably a shotrage of perfect patterns? and vice versa? Advertisements

not quite an heirloom

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, […]

new yarn – melissanthieyarns

January 19, 2012


last week i got a wonderful surprise waiting for me when i got home: a parcel of sweet, sweet yarn from indie dyer melissanthie yarns. from top to bottom: worsted/aran C (blues and white) sock F (bright red with sparkles) lace B (fresh and forest greens) sock I (dark greys with a hint of brown) […]

keep away from water

October 27, 2011


what i hate about pure wool, – really, really hate – , is that it transforms completely after the first washing. everything changes: tension, touch, fuzziness, size, sometimes even colour. i choose the softest, glossiest wool in the store, knit a perfect (well, … does not matter right now!) garment, love it for one day […]

k, p, graft?

October 23, 2011


did you know that there is a way to use the kitchener stitch with ribbing? i just discovered that today, tried it out and this technique definitively going into my repertoire. this is the deal: when grafting a [k1, p1] ribbing, first put all the k stitches of one side on one dpn and all […]

c**t off

October 14, 2011


i find casting off the most difficult part of any knitting project. i just knitted the collar of a baby sweater, cast off, frogged (was too loose), cast off again, frogged (chose wrong method), cast off a third time. now it’s too tight. time for bed.

ufos galore

October 5, 2011


it’s freakishly annoying. i want to start new projects by the hour and immediatly get bored by them. unfinished objects already begin to clog up my closet. help! therapy!