Category Archives: Yarn

How I matched the colors.

I know you are all thinking, How did she figure out how to match the colors for the [Lilo &] Stitch? Since I am all about being helpful and transparent, here is a short tutorial in Matching Color To An Image … Continue reading

Posted in Dyeing, Silliness, Yarn | 5 Comments

Road trip!

Elder Son graduates from his residency program this weekend, so we are off to Sioux Falls. It’s a six-hour trip one way, more or less, so that means… NEW PROJECT! Ahem. Yeah, I already have a portable project OTN, but … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew, knitting, Scarves, Yarn | 5 Comments

Monday bonus!

Posted in Movies, Uncategorized, Yarn | Leave a comment

I got a package!

Thank you, Kim! This was delightful! (I won her first Countdown to Contests contest. She is counting down to the Knitters’ Hunk and Knitters’ Chick contest. Go look at her blog. Enter the KH and KC contests. Kim gives great … Continue reading

Posted in Contests, Yarn | 4 Comments

This week’s knitting.*

Yarns: Zwerger Garn Opal Schafpate ‘8903 Silberdistel‘ and Kollage Yarns Sock-a-licious 7803. Needles: US#2-1/2  (foot and ankle) and US#4 (leg). Pattern: Wendy’s Generic Toe-Up Sock. Note that the legs are done in 1×1 ribbing. That is slower to knit, but … Continue reading

Posted in knitting, Socks, Yarn | 6 Comments

Things that make me say, “Hmm…”

How do yarn shops, awash in scores of skeins of wool yarn, deal with moths? (Asking for a friend.) * * * * * We have all seen the hexipuff blankets bouncing around the interwebz. Whenever I see someone making the … Continue reading

Posted in afghan, knitting, Rants, various, Yarn | 7 Comments

Hi ho, hi ho! It’s off to the [frog] pond we go…

It was almost three years ago when I started the Fairfield sweater. I knit the back to the armholes, then started the sleeves, knitting them both at the same time in an effort to ensure that they would be the … Continue reading

Posted in Dyeing, Fairfield sweater, knitting, Uncategorized, Yarn | 5 Comments

FO Friday: the socks edition.

Thanks goodness for Ravelry. I did manage to post each of these on my Rav project page; if not for that I would have had a hard time remembering what I had knit. The gray  pair at far left is … Continue reading

Posted in FO, Socks, Yarn | 4 Comments

FO Friday: yarnbombing the library.

One day last June I did this. Sadly, the finished piece was about 18″ too short to cover the entire top rail of the bike rack. Lots of yarn left, maybe by next June it will be done. * * … Continue reading

Posted in FO, knitting, Libraries, Yarn | 5 Comments

Win sock yarn for life!

Win Socks for Life! Well, the yarn, you’re on your own after that. (Vancouver, BC) “To be fair, it’s actually only a 25 year supply, so we can only hope the winner dies early to keep me an honest woman.” – … Continue reading

Posted in Contests, Socks, Yarn | 4 Comments