Another dishrag done.

A little park day knitting with my homeschool meetup group

gave way to a FO tonight


I need another project. Dishrag? Socks? Or perhaps I should get a start on my holiday gift knitting? Decisions, decisions…

Knitting · Lace

A Lace Knitting Breakthrough

Remember how I was making slow and painstaking progress on the Blue Blossom Shawl and feeling extremely stressed out by it? Well, I finally got a clue and made myself a crapton of very delicate and very sparkly stitch markers.

I placed them at the beginning of each pattern repeat, and then something just clicked. Suddenly I could see where I was in the pattern and if when I made a mistake I could catch it quickly and easily. I blazed through the remaining repeats of the center section in no time at all and am ready to move on to the next section. For future reference: stitch markers = lace knitting succeed!

Whiskers on Wednesday

Whiskers on Wednesday

I was sick on Sunday and Lolly kept me company while my fever ran its course.

I’ve never seen her so relaxed. She’s just one of those cats that looks perpetually alarmed. I wonder if she was waiting for me to keel over so she could take over my spot in the bed…


More Garterlac.

Just not now. It turns out I wasn’t feeling the garterlac as hard as I thought I was.



Death Star Egg

It’s no moon.


the garterlac puzzle: solved.


I finished up this scruffy looking dishrag last night while watching the 2nd season finale of Lost. I wonder if mastering the garterlac technique would have been easier if we had been watching a show that is even slightly less confusing. Hrmm… Thankfully I had that flickr tutorial, and these instructions for an alternate method for starting it out. The Dishrag of Dooooom! is done and I will probably cast another one on later today. Yay!

Wait, what? You mean I have other projects I could be working on? But… but… it’s garterlac! Adorable, charming, utterly delightful garterlac! And we still have 4 seasons of Lost to get through before anything about it makes any sense!!


Dishrag of DOOOOM!

The other night, after the boys were asleep and the Mister and I were settling in to watch Lost (we’re only on season 2, so NO SPOILERS PLEASE! kthxbai), I was pondering which of all my current works in progress I was going to work on. What’s a knitter to do when none of them sounds appealing? Cast on something new, of course!


This project has been doomed, DOOMED I SAY!, from the start. Even before I’d cast on a single stitch, I’d turned my ball of yarn into a completely tangled mess. Then, as I’ve tried to learn this new (to me) technique, I’ve had to frog the entire thing, not once, not twice, but THREE times so far. The only reason I’ve persevered is because solving puzzles is fun. Hah. Thank goodness for this tutorial from Knitted Kitty. Has anyone else tried the Garterlac Dishcloth (or any other type of entrelac)? What did you think?


I got my hair did!

Nice and short, too!

Just in time for hot summer weather!