Magic loop is really magic! I was in a desperate situation, making this pullover, and needing to make the sleeves. I do not have dpns in the size I required, and no way was I going to convert a knit-in-the-round pattern to a knit flat one, just for the pleasure of seaming. So I grabbed … Continue reading Looping along
I know I'm doing too many posts in one day, but this one has to be shared. (The aptly named) Wiseneedle has a very useful post up about an archive maintained by the University of Arizona which contains textile craft books of the past. Check out her post for specific links.
I was checking my blog stats today from the dashboard and I noticed a click-through from a new-to-me blog. I went there and found she has me on her blogroll 😳 Yay! Then I checked out her bio and her "50 things". I especially like her yarn holder, as I've been using a Yarn Thimble … Continue reading The things you learn
I was googling for a photo of Ginger, the cat who stowed away and was mistaken for a turkey (How?!) and found this list of comments. Absolutely hilarious. ETA: Did you know about The Infinite Cat Project? Wow.
Someone on Crochetpartners linked to a hexagon bedspread at Elann, so I went over to look. It's beautiful, but me and motifs and/or large patterns make a very bad combination. So I admired the pattern, and spent some time drooling over the yarn, before surfing over to look at the other free patterns at the … Continue reading Random opinions
No, it's not spelled that way in American? Why not? I was wondering if maybe the spelling choice has to do with whether the last part is pronounced as "log" to rhyme with "bog", "fog" and "cog" or as "logue" as in "rogue", and er, "rogue". (If anyone knows of any other words that rhyme … Continue reading A monolog
I know, I've been a bad blogger and haven't made any substantial posts in ages. But then that sort of reflects what's been happening generally with my knitting/crochet in general...a kind of blah-y unfinishing dullness. One exciting (possibly) thing: someone in St Petersburg Russia has offered to send us things if we want and they … Continue reading This and that
Eve from Needle Exchange has collected together some very interesting blog posts in an online magazine: Yarnival. Shoo.
Yep, sense appears to have seen the light. (Pardon my mixed metaphors, I'm excited). I am once again able to access blogspot. Woohoo.
This is the first time I'm living with censorship (I was too young to appreciate it properly the earlier time) and I'm not liking it much. Technologically challenged people in the government have decided that all of the blogs at blogspot.com and typepad.com are to be blocked. I cannot also access any geocities.com site. Either … Continue reading Censorship