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So I haven’t been doing much knitting lately. That happens to me sometimes; I get into a knitting slump and then I have to find something to do to fill the newly formed knitting void in my life. Often I’ll play video games during this period, but I like to be productive as well. I’ve […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There’s a saying I’ve seen/heard quite often lately: “It’s a paid knitting pattern so I don’t want to share anything about it.” This is generally said from anything as large as entire charts to as small as individual structures about a pattern such as cast ons, motifs, techniques, and notes. In some cases, of course, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I don’t know how I did it, but Project Mohair is finished. I’m so relieved, so very, very relieved. It took a lot of non-stop knitting, a lot of focus, a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, and a lot of coffee, but it’s over. The night before it was due, I stayed up literally all night, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve always thought of myself as a process knitter, that is someone who enjoys the act of knitting for the knitting not necessarily the final product. Mind you, I enjoyed the product as well, but that wasn’t my motivation, or so I thought. If there’s one thing that Project Mohair has taught me, it’s that I’m definitely […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m not sure I’ve ever said this, but I don’t like coffee, like at all. I think it tastes like bitter smoke, or as WhatCulture once called it, “rancid brown sweat”. Very descriptive, that, though I don’t really think it tastes like sweat at all. The point is, I don’t like coffee. That hasn’t mattered this week, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I forget sometimes how difficult some things are to some people. For instance, I find double-knitting very easy, double-knit lace especially. I look at it and see decreases and wrong side decreases and a simple but unique yarn over technique combined with double-knitting and I think “how easy is this”? Then I have to catch […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
It happens to the best of us. Sometimes we’re knitting a project and it just becomes so frustrating, so boring, or so difficult that we just want to rip out our hair, frog the project, and give up on knitting altogether. We tell ourselves that this is supposed to be relaxing, not frustrating, that no […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Let’s face it, we’ve all had problems with knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, dyeing, or some other sort of craftsy thing like cooking or painting. The majority of my readers are probably fiber crafters, though, so I don’t know why I’m diverging so much from the fiber crafts. Also, can you tell this blog is very […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I thought I’d talk about a controversial topic today, controversial because of one particular pattern that’s gained a lot of momentum lately: the fish-lips kiss heel. Now first I’d like to say that I like this pattern, that I like that it’s helping out its creator so very much, that I like the story behind […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.