Year of Projects, Year 2: Ravellenics and Unveiling the Motif

This post contains affiliate links. This week I made progress towards two of my most challenging YOP goals. My sister and I were able to decide on a motif for my mom’s milestone birthday blanket. We both had a really hard time choosing a motif, so I made a hybrid.  My hybrid pattern uses the … Read more

In training!

This post contains affiliate links. My main focus this week has been preparing for the Ravellenic Games, which kick off on Friday during the opening ceremony for the London Olympics. My personal Herculean effort will be to knit my first pair of socks.  I decided to use a pattern from Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa … Read more

FO Friday: Ribbed Beanie

I got a lot of knitting done during jury duty this week.  (No, I wasn’t on a trial, just sitting in an air conditioned waiting room for a while and then the last juror in the selection room for a longer while so it was obvious I wasn’t ever going to get questioned.) I finished … Read more

Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 6: Finishing off

(This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 6 Today’s Design Week theme is into a pattern. As you can see, I’m no where near finished with my beanie at this point. I mentioned before that the stitch pattern, Sandstorm, reminded me of the Dune saga … Read more

Knitting design books, and week of giveaways, day 5

This post contains affiliate links. I’m sure my readers who primarily knit have been asking themselves, “When is our giveaway coming?”  So today’s post is dedicated to all you knitters out there! One of the reasons I retaught myself to knit was to take advantage of the many great books available to knitters on clothing … Read more

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