Tag: knitting

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 →

New Year’s Resolutions

I really want to do right by 2014. I have high hopes that “this little knitting thing” of mine will keep moving forward and I firmly believe that, in order for that to happen, I need to keep writing on here. Self-discipline not being one of those things that I excel at, I think 2014 is the year of the… Read more →

2013 Year in Numbers!

56 books read (The best: Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Read it; you won’t regret it.) 62 completed knitting projects (favorite: do I have to pick? First Avenue Slouch, probably. It’s my favorite hat.) 3 hair colors (I do miss the turquoise.) 1 pet acquired (Oh bunny, you so fluffy.) 5 years of marriage celebrated… Read more →

Christmas Comes Early

I committed to making Beer Mitts and matching non-dominant mittens for anyone on my mom’s side of the family that would want them for the Turkey Run on Thanksgiving. I won’t say it was a huge mistake. Maybe it was just a, um, temporal miscalculation? With my tendency toward knitter’s ADD (Ooh, this is shiny, must cast it on! Ooh,… Read more →

Lace Is Scary

I’ve been trying new things lately. I’ve been an adventurous knitter in that I don’t mind working without a pattern or figuring something out on my own. But the fiddly bits in some techniques are ones that I tend to eschew just because I don’t care to fiddle. But I’ll tell you a secret: yarn shop employees’ knitting can be… Read more →

Pittsburgh Prep

Steven is going to be operating a booth at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Show this weekend. With him in South Africa, the prep work has been up to us at the store. We have a great opportunity to partner with Aslan Trends in the booth so we’ve been working up samples to show off their yarns. I took home… Read more →

Introducing: Double Knit Accessories

The procrastiknitting has concluded, I buckled down last night and wrapped up two patterns! The Jeremy Cowl is live on Ravelry! This argyle double knit cowl is so much fun to knit and so soft in Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted. Of course, I’ve been thinking about doing another one using Tosh Merino DK. We have some really spectacular colors at StevenBe… Read more →