February 8, 2012
i had this pattern idea itching on my fingertips for quite some time. but thanks to my 14-months-old primal recipient of such designs i hadn’t had the time to try it. finally, here are two prototypes: … as always in grainy, woozie ipod camera vision. i’m still working on the details. so far i’m particulary […]
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 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) […]
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 […]