a girl walks into a yarn store.
she finds three gorgeous skeins of hand-dyed sock-weight yarn. on sale. and on a very generous sale too, she mumbles ecstatically to herself whilst attempting not to foam from her mouth … Read the rest
lessons in finnish
christmas came. and went. with some scattered fun in between. i’m supposed to be at work right now, tackling rabid bargain-hunting yarnbuyers with all sorts of pointy sticks, but i’ve been sick with flu since dec 20. so i’m not.… Read the rest
metal on metal
let me tell you about my brother.
he’s kind. he’s pretty. he takes me to heavy metal gigs and refuses to let me pay for anything. in fact, he’s just so freakin’ awesome that it transcends all of my usual … Read the rest
you know that feeling when you’ve entered a project thinking, “there’s no way in god’s name this thing is ever gonna work out”?
and the amount of sheer ecstatic orgastic joy when you realize that, against every single possible odd … Read the rest
as promised, here’s some actual knitting i’ve been able to finish lately.
my friend turned 26. i wanted to make her something nice for the winter. enter thermis.
back on track
please excuse the pseudoartistic tree hugger crap of the previous post. i had to do something. not being able to knit for almost two weeks made me delusional. that and painkillers. sweet opioidic mind-numbing BFF painkillers.
but i finally got … Read the rest
a friend of mine came up to me in march.
“can you make me a lace scarf for my sister’s wedding?” she asked. “of course”, i replied, with a magnificent halo of professional knittingdom above my head. “i can do … Read the rest