Thursday, December 29, 2005

Passion for Knitting

Tonight on VPR I caught the tail end of the rebroadcast of the Passion for Knitting episode of Open Source. What I heard was great and as soon as I got home I downloaded the podcast. Highlights include interviews with Debbie Stoller and Joe Wilcox. One of the best things I heard - there's a website full of patterns with a creative commons license (link).

Update: While I haven't actually listened to the podcast yet this knitter wasn't to impressed with the show. And as far as I can tell Stitching for Sanity is actually just someone's blog, not a pattern compendium.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Secret Pal 7

I'm about to do it again! Secret Pal 7 is coming up! I had so much fun last time, I can't wait to do it again.


How did I not know about this? I feel like I should hand in my nerd card for only having just discovered a knitting podcast.

Saturday, December 17, 2005


I was hoping that I could knit 2 gloves and do my final paper in 5 days but alas it wasn't meant to be. I did finish one glove which I'll wrap for my mom and I'll bring the other to Solstice to work on. On the plus side I did finish my paper.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Secret Pal 6

Secret Pal 6 has drawn to a close and not only did I get to find out who my secret pal was but I got one final package as well! My pal is Lynette and can be found here and here. My last package included a crocheted washcloth and small bag, homemade soap, bath salts and a bath fizzy and some yarn in my favorite color, orange.

This was my first SP and I had a blast! I will definitely do it again! I had so much fun spoiling my pal and being spoiled. Thank you, Lynette!

The Weather Outside is Frightful

I've been enjoying the 16 degree weather, except the exact opposite of that. On the plus side I've been getting a lot of knitting done. I knit my first pair of mittens and for Elah ad then knit another pair in LSU purple for my cousin, Grayson, which I felted. The mittens are great except that the thumb is too small to fit anyone I know. See the progress below.

I'm also working on my first pair of gloves with some hand dyed yarn I got at the craft fair at the Waldorf school in Shelburne. The only thing I would change about the pattern is doing the ribbing in a smaller needle and decreasing 4 stitches or so on the first round of stockinette. Aside from those 2 minor details I love the pattern, thanks for letting me hoard you book, Reba! I'm very excited and my mom already hinted very heavily that she could use a pair; she even went as far as to show me her everyday winter hat so I could see which shade of grey would best match. Very subtle.

Friday, December 09, 2005

What Not to Crochet

This is Bill. In the spirit of You Knit What? comes this snark fest about the craft of crochet. Here.