Knitting · wip wednesday

WIP Wednesday 6


Now I’m off to the children’s museum! Cheers!

Knitting · life · random

A Funny Thing Happened at the Grocery Store

Today, the gay cashier at Trader Joe’s said the matching sweaters I made for the boys were “faaa-bulous!”.

Knitting · TKGA

Master’s Monday 9

For me, the hardest part about level one of the TKGA master knitter certification has been staying focused and motivated enough to finish it. This week, I spent a lot, and I mean a lot, of time, thinking about weaving in the ends of my swatches, or thinking about sitting down to flip through the stitch dictionaries, or thinking about doing something on my TKGA project. But in the end, I didn’t actually do anything. Instead, I finished these:

And then I cast on this:

And these:

(sorry about the crap photo)

I still hope to have my binder completed and sent to the guild by the end of this month, but I will really have to buckle down if I’m going to meet that goal. *sigh*

off topic


There is a Splog out there, using a bot to scrape content from my site (et al.) and post it randomly as its own. This is also known as stealing. If you are reading this on any domain other than, then you are reading stolen content on a splog. I’m not going to link to the splog, because that just makes the splog appear legitimate and we don’t want to do that. Splogging and blog scraping is apparently a growing problem in the blog-o-sphere and there really isn’t a lot we can do about it. I am going to file a DMCA notice with the splog’s host and hopefully they will take the splog down. I know there are other knit blogs that have been scraped by this splog and I encourage all of them to file a DMCA notice as well.


Funniest. Tag Cloud. Ever.

Sorry folks, it’s a Ravelry link. I just couldn’t resist. Probably Definitely nsfw/children/the elderly/unicorns.


Remember Scattergories?

I stole this from Maryse a while back. Enjoy!

The game is SCATTERGORIES, and it’s harder than it looks! Here are the rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They MUST be real places, names, things…NOTHING made up! If you can’t think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person before you had the same 1st initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have fun!

Your Name: Jen

1. Famous Singer/Band: Janis Joplin (bonus for 2 J’s!)

2. 4 letter word: Just

3. Street: Jeffery St.

4. Color: Jade Green

5. Gifts/Presents: Jewelry

6. Vehicle: Jeep

7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Junk

8. Boy Name: Jesus

9. Girl Name: Jasmine

10. Movie Title: Jungle Fever

11. Drink: Julep

12. Occupation: Juicer (you, know, at the Welch’s factory…)

13. Celebrity: Jude Law

14. Magazine: Jugs (my favorite!)

15. U.S. City: Jasper, WY (down the road from Casper)

16. Pro Sports Teams: Jazz

18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Jumble (as in, “I was so involved with doing the Jumble, that I lost track of time.” I know, it’s a stretch.)

19. Something You Throw Away: Junk

20. Things You Shout: JUMP!

21. Cartoon Character: Jerry (as in Tom &)


How to Darn Socks

Yarn Harlot Style!

Hold the socks over the garbage can.

Proclaim loudly, “Darn it!” and release.

Repeat as necessary.

I admit, this is a rather disappointing development, considering that the socks in question were only a few months old. However, I have now learned a hard lesson about taking care of hand knits, even if the yarn is “superwash”. In the future, I will still use my washing machine to wash my hand knits, but only on the soak cycle and with a wool wash like Soak or Eucalan (and bad me for abusing the socks the way I did).

links · wip wednesday

WIP Wednesday is cancelled for today, please come back next week…

Since my WsIP are not all that interesting, please enjoy this link instead.

Knitting · yarn

The Universe Loves Balance

I couldn’t wear my favorite hand knit socks today and I was terribly sad.


But then I got a package in the mail and I wasn’t sad anymore.


See what I mean?


Master’s Monday 8

A crazy week here at Chez Interrupted prevented me from getting much, if any, work done on my master knitter project, or any other project, for that matter. I did, however, manage to get these three swatches blocked and I must say that I’m very pleased with the results. In addition, I assembled my research/reference materials for the written work, retrieving The Principles of Knitting and The Knitter’s Book of Yarn from the library, along with a number of several of all of the books on cabling they had on the shelf that day. (Sorry to anyone who might be designing cabled knitwear in my town this week–I’ll get them back to the library soon, I promise!)

I hope complete the Knitter’s Choice cable swatch this week and weave in the ends of the remaining swatches. I’d also like to get a satisfying start on the written work.

In the meantime, Marlene over at Wovenflame is making quick progress on Level 2 of the TKGA MK Certification. Go check it out! Her swatches just amaze me.