Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Advent Calendar Scarf 2012

It's time!! Kristin has once again created an amazing mystery scarf for Advent 2012.

The link to her blog (where the patterns will ultimately be, yes, it's in German, yes, it translates with Google) is here:

The link to the Ravelry group is here: Advent Calendar Scarf 2012

The Twitter hashtag for everyone playing along is #adventscarf

I already have my yarn:

It's Neigborhood Fiber Co.'s Maisonette, a lovely laceweight merino/silk blend, and hopefully the 1250 yards in the skein will be enough, because it was the only skein left at Fibre Space last night.

I'm really looking forward to it - and maybe THIS will be the year I actually finish it to wear to Christmas services!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Playing with Shapes

Yeah, two posts in one month, woohoo! (Life is... interesting right now.)

So, here's some of what I've been doing the past month.

1. Took an AMAZING class with the Woolly Thoughts folks. Yes, it was all math. But it was math that made sense to me. "I'm a geometrist," said... I think it was Pat, not Steve. Anyway, they do math visually, which TOTALLY works for me. We were given some tricks and such, and then everyone in class was given simple instructions to follow, and everyone wound up with a different shape.

PEby took a photo of it all, as you can see. It was a REALLY cool class.

2. As you might expect, shiny new techniques spawn new projects. The first of these was some shadowbox mitts I sketched up:

Need 24 tiny 1.5" x 1.5" squares for 2 mitts

Starting the third side, finally

May have them done by the end of the month, may not. It's NOT a carry-around project, despite being small, because those little tiny shapes will try to escape and hide under anything nearby with little to no provocation.

3. And since when have I only started one project when I could start more? Inspired by one of the amazing baby blankets already finished by another class attendee (she sketched it out during class, and it was done two weeks later - or possibly less, the end of October is blurry for me), I started a something of my own. I think it's going to be a sweater:

I'm not entirely sure which end is up yet, either, but I think the stripey-square with the two flat-ish blue pieces is the top-center of the back of whatever it will be.

4. And yes, I started a Square to Infinity kimono jacket sweater thing out of some old Lion Brand Homespun that I'd been meaning to do SOMETHING with, but hadn't quite figured out what, but I don't have a photo of that.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Still On Hold

Healthier enough to get back to work; not healthy enough to stay there. Sigh. Blog updates are going to be sporadic, as I'm still not back to knitting every day. Sorry about that.


Over at, there is a sweater story (those are always fun), and a video. I almost fell off my chair when I saw it.

This is how I knit. I've never seen anyone knit exactly the same way I do before. Close, but not exactly like me.

Until now. (There's a really long pre-explanation that I can't actually listen to at work, but I trust the aforementioned blogger's description. Also: buy "her" books. They're fab.)