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?
I told myself that I would take May completely off from all writing and publishing while I recover from my massive case of burnout. The problem is that writing is something that I genuinely love to do; it's been my hobby since I was in first grade. Telling myself to not write, like, at all,… Continue reading Procraftinating
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
It's been a while since I've had any knitting to show, but this time around there is also crochet! You might remember the sweater I was working on, then realized I had to frog. It found new life as a sweater vest, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that frogging and reknitting made the… Continue reading WIPS
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
This looks a bit anticlimactic, doesn't it? I promise, it'll get more interesting. Eventually this is going to turn into a sock. I swear.Specifically, it's going to become the mate to the sock below that I made a couple of months ago, then walked away from so I could finish other stuff that needed to… Continue reading Knitting WIPs and FOs
I would like to say that I missed Friday's blog post because I was busy doing exciting things, but the truth is, I was catching up on sleep. Bast has spent every waking moment trying to get out either the front or back door, convinced he can find his sister. As they are a bonded… Continue reading Current Projects and a Finished Object
Not much knitting has happened of late. I've been having a lot of hand/wrist pain lately due to a dislocated thumb, so I'm working a lot slower than usual. I'm not quite sure what yarn this is--I seem to have misplaced the ball band. I'm also improvising on the pattern, which is toe up with an… Continue reading Works in Progress
Just stopping by real quick with an update. We're getting into the busy season--for me, anyway--what with the museum, and edits, and car shows, and family gatherings. Just last weekend I was up at my grandma's, visiting with some family from Canada that I haven't seen in about five years, and I'm already booked pretty… Continue reading What’s Next?
I feel like I've been less than productive of late. I've started several projects, but none of them are coming along quite as well--I should say, as fast--as I had hoped. I don't know how I feel about these socks. I like the yarn. I'm having trouble trusting the pattern, though. It just doesn't look… Continue reading Works in Progress