Well, not quite. But I have seen some discussion lately on Twitter about the potential of re-infecting oneself through your knitting. As someone who has been infected with practically everything (thanks, retail), has a weakened immune system, and has dealt with everything from parasites to viruses to bedbugs, here are some things I have learned… Continue reading Is Knitting Contagious?
An Ambitious Project
I've been putting together a fairly ambitious project for a while, and finally decided to share it with the world. The Eleonora Project is a four-part project in which I recreate the burial stockings of Eleonora di Toledo, and create two dresses based on examples from her wardrobe. I'm currently researching and swatching for part… Continue reading An Ambitious Project
Why yes, my proper sock needles finally arrived. I finished these almost immediately after tearing open the package. They're just a plain vanilla sock, top down, out of Tsuki Mountain Fibers in Guardian. There's really not much else to say about these. The construction is super basic, but the yarn has purple, black, blue, pink,… Continue reading Finished Objects
A Brief History of Elastic
We've all been living in our PJs for so long at this point, it's hard to imagine putting on normal jeans to go to the grocery store. How does anyone function without elastic waistbands, strech denim, elasticated socks, or the hundreds of other strechy, adjustable products we use on a daily basis? It starts with… Continue reading A Brief History of Elastic
New Year WIPs
It's a short list at the moment, but I have started a few things since I finished my holiday projects. First, my reward for getting everything done: socks in Tsuki Mountain Fibers in the colorway Guardian. I've been eyeing this yarn for ages, and saving it for something special. It ended up being a bit… Continue reading New Year WIPs
Works in Progress
As we move into cooler weather, it is 100% crafting season. I always want to break out the knitting and the sewing machine when the seasons change. My biggest project at the moment is what I'm calling the Clawsome Sweater, or my Ravenclaw* Quidditch Sweater. I'm using one of Yarnia's customer blends, combined with some… Continue reading Works in Progress
Works in Progress
This week has been busy, which means I'm procraftinating more than previously. Poor Decisions After Midnight My fireworks socks got put on the backburner briefly, but I'm back to working on them again. I'm hoping to finish the foot this week. Lace Yardage The lace for my Victorian underwear got off to a rough start.… Continue reading Works in Progress
A little experiment
You know that feeling when there's something you've had your eye on for a while, but haven't purchased it yet? And then finally, you get your hands on it, and it's not what you were hoping for? That's the story of this yarn. Knitpicks Chroma laceweight, in Sandpiper. I'd been eyeing it online for over… Continue reading A little experiment
It's been a while since I dedicated an entire weekend to crafting, especially sewing. For starters, Gemma, my usual machine has been in storage since we moved. For another, there just hasn't been time, and all of my fabric is currently in the pod with the machine. But then...I saw an offer I couldn't refuse.… Continue reading Weekend Crafting
It’s Festive, Right?
So what do you do when you have a boatload of knitting to do for the holidays? Duh. Start 2 ambitious sewing projects, obviously. I've already introduced you to the first, but today I'd like to show you the second, which I finished this morning. I found this fabric on sale just before Halloween and loved… Continue reading It’s Festive, Right?