Blue Blossom Progress

Even though I have been making a lot of noises about lace knitting being difficult and intimidating (it IS!), I am making (slow) progress on my sister’s Cherry Blossom Shawl.


It doesn’t look like much right now, but when it’s done it will knock your socks off.


Kraken Socks Update

Holy crap. Guess what! It really does help to check your gauge against the pattern once in a while. The Jaywalker pattern has a gauge of 9 sts/inch. My gauge? 7 sts/inch. Yeah. It was pretty much the biggest sock toe I’d ever made. So, I poked around on Ravelry and remembered that Cat Bordhi’s Spring Thaw Socks (which have in my Ravelry queue for two years) have something of a gauge like that. Sort of. I think. I’m actually kind of confused about gauge right now. But hey, check it out!

Whiskers on Wednesday

Whiskers on Wednesday

Doozer, chillaxin’ on top of the pantry. Happy Whiskers on Wednesday!


Releasing My Inner Kracken

Last night I ripped out the Facebook Kills!! socks and cast on these puppies:


STR really is a nice yarn, both sproingy and soft, and beautifully dyed too! Thank goodness it’s widely available and/or easily acquired (unlike a certain other independently dyed, utterly amazing, yarn which shall remain nameless).

Release the Kracken!!!



Another swing around the sun completed, and a new one began. Cheers.


Instead of knitting

Yesterday, while I was pouting about the Facebook Kills!! socks, I dragged out my sewing machine and started a pair of summer pants for me and then quickly moved on to drawstring project bags. Aren’t they cute?

These little bags are great. I bet you can’t make just one. Why yes, I am an enabler, why do you ask?

grumble · Knitting · yarn

Now I Remember

This yarn was on a time out. ::grumble::

Everything was just peachy until I got up to 38 stitches for the instep and the pooling turned around stabbed me in the back, just like it did the first time I tried this pattern with this yarn. Clearly this yarn wants to be something else. Plain vanilla socks? Or perhaps a lacy scarf? A hat? What say you, dear internet?


Webs loot!

ZOMG, Webs. I <3 Webs.

Total for yesterday’s trip: just under $100 bucks. Which, funnily enough, is about the same as our behavioral health copay.



This morning I schlepped the kids (along with my friend Adrienne) up to Webs, America’s Yarn store to procure some therapy yarn.

We just got back. I’m exhausted, but happy, and have slightly less money than I started with.

Sadly, I used up the rest of today’s sunlight during the ride home. Sorry about that. Luckily there’ll be more tomorrow, so you’ll have to wait until then for photos of my haul. Webs is awesome. They definitely know what they are doing up there.




Luckily, there’s fiber. Always fiber.

more lemonade