Some old, some new

I had a blog post all written up, and was going to hit Publish rather soon-ish (“soon-ish” being a relative term), but changed my mind, and deleted it. Yup, I deleted the whole thing. On purpose! Poof. Gone. I had waxed eloquent about what I haven’t done this year, but that’s boring. Right? Who cares what I haven’t done. That’s …

Out with the old

I’ve been trying to blog more lately. You can see how far that’s gotten me. Perhaps turning over a new leaf with the start of the new year will help. As most people do, I grew up with the idea of selecting one or more things to do, try, concentrate on, in other words, to resolve, with the turning of …

Naming party

I’ve seen these sweet little (sometimes quite large) lace triangles around the ‘Net lately that are built a little differently. They start in a corner, then grow wider along one edge, but not the other. They can be knit to any size. Sometimes they just end, other times they have a pretty border before ending. When big enough, the ends …

Fashion forward

The other day I was introduced to a totally cool online tool with the potential to be a deep.dark.blackhole.for.time: Polyvore. Have you been out there yet? Have you wondered how people make those cool outfits and things that you see on Pinterest? Well, the answer to both questions is Polyvore. I couldn’t sleep last night. For whatever reason. It was …

Antares

Antares knit-along

I’ve decided to run a little summer KAL for my Antares design over on Ravelry. Twist Collective released the design as part of their spring 2015 collection, so the KAL is going on in their forum. Mel of Black Trillium says she has plenty of Silken Lace, the yarn I used for my model, in stock so you can even …

Starry, starry night

I have a secret project pending, one for which I’m waiting for yarn before I can begin, so I started a small project, a little crescent, to help bide my time. I picked up the lovely Nebula yarn from Anzula when I was at Stitches West (thank you, Sabrina!) earlier this year, and it had been staring at me ever …

Buttonholes

Not all buttonholes are created equal. I found this out a long time ago. I’ve done everything from a simple yarn over to a complicated affair involving two layers of hand-knit fabric with blanket stitch to attach them to each other, some where it’s all done on one row, others that you don’t finish until you return on the next …

History of a scarf-cowl-thing-y

I don’t know if you follow me on any of the regular social media sites. If you do, you’ve watched this little cowl/scarf/thing-y (that’s a technical term) grow over the last couple of weeks. This lovely blue-purple tweed yarn was given to me by Peggie of ColorPurl to design something with. It’s her Finnegan Donegal Tweed, a lovely fingering weight …

On blogging

When I first started blogging, eons ago, it was an exciting new adventure. I had a small following, we played, we chatted, we had fun. Then Ravelry came into being, and it was (and still is) amazing. Ravelry is also a time suck. For me as well as for the small following I had at the time. Some of us …

Ravelry and the gift along

Eight p.m. this evening Eastern Standard Time marks the official beginning of the second annual Gift Along on Ravelry. Join the 293 independent knit and crochet designers, including yours truly, from now through the end of the year: knit projects, win prizes, chat with other participants. Did I say, “Win Prizes”? I certainly did. There are a lot of them, …