I feel like I’ve been getting nothing done lately, but wait! Behold! The thing on the left is done. It’s off the needles. It’s even been finished, completely—in this case, felted/fulled.* I’m pretty excited about the result. As I come back to this post in drafts, not only is the first sample finished—but there’s alsoContinue reading “Planispiral Shawl & the Summer Kitchen Project.”
By the time this posts, I’ll have updated the Dog Days and Spring Feverish mini-collections—they’re $15 or $18 respectively when you purchase the whole set in a single transaction.
So, I have two entire wether fleeces from my favorite Shetland farm, the year I completely overbought fleeces.* They were packed up in a box and the bags and tissue they shipped in. They are pristine. Despite my neglect, I’ve got pounds and pounds of usable wool to process this summer. They are also disgusting.Continue reading “Wool Market in a Box: Pandemic Edition (Year II).”
It’s Octagon Time! It’s a blanket/basic shawl. Really, what it is depends on what you want to make, and what yarn you use. I went a bit wild and self-indulgent on this one; it is probably the most hedonistic use of an expensive yarn I’ve ever committed. The soft blue gradient yarn making up mostContinue reading “The Super-Secret Larger Project I’ve Been Working on All Month(?).”
I never actually made a Table Salt post, so here goes: Table Salt is a cowl that uses a similar textured motif to the large one in the Salt Cowl & Hat. It takes the same idea, but makes it smaller, more fine-grained, for a different textured effect. The pattern is meant to be doneContinue reading “Salt Post.”
By the end of the month, if all goes to plan, I’ll have published 10 indie patterns this year, so far— but 6 of the 9 so far are hats; two are shawls, and two of the planned ten are cowls. (One’s a connected triangle cowl. It could use some new photography. But that aside,Continue reading
Two new hat patterns for April: both have an unusual design/architecture, though their shaping ends up being pretty significantly different. Felsic Mafic.
A new hat! Mafic is a simple garter-stitch beanie with an unusual construction. Knit it flat on one circular needle, with no seaming at the end. It’s reversible, with faux seams on the ostensible wrongside. (If you want.)
This week’s pattern is a scarf, partially because I can’t find my hat(?) and also haven’t knit the smaller (kid-size) version of the hat yet.
Daily Desk, 02/02/21.