Tag: cashmere is a girl’s best friend

FO Friday: Rory Cowl

It’s been a really busy week and I didn’t plan out my blogs–see how well that works? So first off, congratulations to Lisa, winner of last week’s Tuesday Reviewsday Geeky Giveaway! Her bundle includes a copy of Knits for Nerds, my Can’t Stop the Signal pattern, a skein of StevenBe Nerd Alert SMASH by Three Irish Girls, a Geronimo project… Read more →

Year in Numbers: 2015

43 books read (Totally pwned last year; my favorite reading moments involved discovering Rainbow Rowell and Patrick Rothfuss.) 56 knitting projects completed! (I actually listed everything as I finished it in the back of my planner instead of trying to remember it all at the end of the year. Very handy. Favorite FOs: the upcoming Rory Cowl, headed to TNNA… Read more →

Resolution Check In

We’re 1/4 of the way through the year now (HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?!) and here’s how I’m doing on New Year’s resolutions: Blog schedule: F (Self-discipline, where you at?) Knit from my stash: C- (I didn’t have any self-striping yarn for my POP Blanket, so sue me.) Finish all the things I cast on: B+ (I had a Realism Day… Read more →

New Pattern: Irene Adler

I love Sherlock Holmes. I love Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes stories, I love the Robert Downey Jr. movies, and I absolutely adore the BBC modernized Sherlock. From the very beginning, I’ve had great admiration for the only woman who won the respect of Sherlock Holmes: Irene Adler. She’s clever and witty and she wins. She beats Holmes and so… Read more →

Back from NY!

I had a blast last weekend at Vogue Knitting Live in New York. I got to see some friends, I got to run around the marketplace floor and go wild (sorry, husband), and I got to meet some really great knitters. I ran into Anna Hrachovec in the elevator on Thursday and chatted with her for a split second–those elevators… Read more →

WIP Wednesday: Op-Art Socks

My dear and wise husband gifted me with a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas and with it, I purchased Stephanie van der Linden’s Op-Art Socks. I love the crazy patterns and color play in this book! The optical illusions are so trippy and I’m actually excited to try several of them, in spite of never identifying as a… Read more →