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.
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.
Spring is finally here and with it we have flowering trees and shrubbery! This is by far my favorite time of the year, which makes me sad because it’s so short. To clarify, I don’t mean that Spring is my favorite time of year, I mean that flowering tree and shrubbery time is my favorite […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking: what is this insanity he’s posting about today? You’re right, it is pretty insane. I’ve thought this since the day I heard of it, which is why I’ve been so resistant to try it up until now. Some background, my wife and I found a knitting group through […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Awhile back, a coworker of my wife’s asked her if I could make him some “manly” fingerless mitts. Why he asked this is still a bit of a mystery to me. My wife does like to brag about me sometimes, for whatever reason, and so this coworker/friend of hers knew I was capable of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As those of you who’ve purchased multiple patterns of mine know, my knitting pattern format and template is a moving target. I changed it pretty dramatically for Cephalopod Fin, and I changed it again for Star Stone. The latter is my latest template and I think it may be a winner. Because of that, I’m […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So I decided to spend some of my holiday money to start the TKGA Master Hand Knitter Program. I’ve wanted to do it since I first learned about it. I don’t know why, maybe so I can call myself a “master knitter” or maybe just for the challenge of it. Regardless, it’s something I want […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I don’t really understand crochet. I know how to crochet. I’ve seen some really beautiful crocheted projects. I know people who are really good at crochet, my wife among them. I’ve made multiple crochet projects and read more than one book on the matter. Still, I don’t really understand crochet. I find most crochet ugly, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.