Make Something Monday – and I Cleaned Out a Bin!

Yesterday, I got a wild hair to rummage in my craft storage bins for some yarn that I bought waaaay back when I first started to knit.  I put it away, thinking I'd make a sleeveless sweater or something for the holidays. Only, I'd bought four skeins, which isn't enough for a sweater. And so it's languished in the bin for ~cof~ years ~cof~.  I also got some very difficult, fussy eyelash y...
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Work In Progress Wednesday

  I looked at the ratty holder I've been using for my transit card the other day and got embarrassed.  It's falling apart!  The leather's all rubbed off on the corners and it was built to hold a cell phone that I haven't had for two phones now. I'm a knitter. This should be a solvable problem, yes? Ergo, I'm making a small knit pouch wallet for my transit card.  I decided to t...
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Make Something Monday – The Jewel Scarf

The Jewel Scarf is done.  It's nice and soft.   I'm not sure what I'm going to work on next; maybe a top-down sweater.  For now, here are some more views: I like long scarves, but I think this will fit well on the person for whom I designed it. It actually drapes well, which is nice.  I haven't blocked it yet; this is just off the needles.  But I like the flow of the fabric even wi...
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Stash Sunday – Becoming

It's coming together.  Slowly. 2015 has been a difficult year as regards output.  Most of the work has been internal; journaling and the like.  When Rachel was in town in October, we bought this yarn and I started farting around with some lace patterns, and realized I needed to drawn it out in a chart because the swatch was decidedly not cooperating.  As in, sticking out its tongue at me an...
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Tuesday Tips: Keeping Notes

I just realized something as I was looking at my design notes for the lace wrap I'm making.  My notes go back to about 2010.  That's like five years, sports fans!  Cool!  So, I figured I'd share some reasons why I think Keeping Notes is the Thing To Do: Keep track of your current project. This way, if you have to set it aside and you forget about it for a month or ~cof~ year, you'll rememb...
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K Is For… Knitting! Again!

I know I did knitting today on the main blog, too, but it bears repeating.  ~grin~  Besides, what if you don't, yet, knit?  How do you go from string to art?  It's like anything else.  Practice. Okay, so how do you know what to practice? Well, there are plenty of books and websites out there purporting to be able to teach you how to knit.  If you're reading this and nodding along, chance...
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Work In Progress Wednesday

Attempt the FirstIt's Wednesday.  I figured I'd share what I've been crafting around with. My first item to share is the Emerald Keep Scarf, which will be a giveaway in the forthcoming Keepsake Tour starting March 8th, to celebrate the release of Book 2 in the Persis Chronicles, Emerald Keep.It didn't work.I mean, yeah, it's fabric, and it's knitted.  But that's about it. For one thing, ...
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Make Something Monday – Bryce Canyon Hat I

Bryce Canyon Hat, all done!I finished the hat late Sunday night.  I used a sewing needle bind off so that the edge is nice and loose.  It's very warm; reflects heat back against my head.Top ViewI love the way the top came out with swirls.  One thought I had is to continue the swirls down the body of the hat using decreases after each yarn over.Bryce Canyon Hat, Almost ThereHere's a ...
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Stash Sunday: Introducing Aubergine

She has a name now!I'm so excited - I settled on a name, and I'm nearly done with the scarf!  This picture is a little too heavily slanted toward blue, but you get the idea.  I've decided the name is Aubergine.  I should be done in another day or two.This is a fun project because the stitch is much simpler than it looks.  It's just a four row repeat, and two of those rows is to...
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Work-In-Progress Wednesday

The BeginningI received my first commission as Knoontime Knitting!  I am making a scarf for a friend in two colors of purple, Royal Purple and Lavender.  Here is the beginning as it sits on my design pad after the starting swatch.The Middle Here it is after a bit of knitting.  It knits up quickly.  I am using 30 sts cast on for width.Still the MiddleThis is how far I got b...
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