Friday, August 5, 2011

a post? what?

This post from August somehow never got published... I often fail at the Internet.

Last night I had a dream about going to a yarn shop to get a skein of Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted in Willowbark to make the Hawthorn hat and mitts from the newest edition of Twist Collective. I had to fight off zombies, ninjas, and robots all while carting around my baby to get to the shop and get the yarn. My dreams are epic. :)

So what do you think of the combo?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Two posts in a week?

I was recently asked the question, "What's on your needles?" And I thought I'd take this opportunity to talk about knitting something you hate. I'm currently working on a pair of socks for myself. The pattern is easy, it looks pretty, and don't have to invest too much brain power into it. I rather like these socks. I like knitting them. However, I also have another project going... the dreaded hat for my mother. I hate knitting this hat. I hated it before I even started it. The hat itself is perfectly fine and I have no issues with the pattern or designer or anyone who chooses to make/wear the hat. But. I. Hate. Knitting. This. Hat. There's no specific reason I can point to that makes me hate the hat, but I do. Oh, I'll finish it (eventually). And hopefully it will fit my mother's head. And hopefully she will like it- she picked out the pattern and yarn so she should like it. So I ask you- Have you ever knitted something that you just detested but you kept plugging away because someone asked you to knit it for them?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

I haven't been around much lately, what with the new baby and all :) So in honor of Spring and new beginnings, here are some budding greens for your needles. From top left: Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Apple Blossom, Squoosh Fiberarts Merino Cashmere Sock in Bud, Dream In Color Smooshy in Happy Forest, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Field