Archive for the 'Sweater Project' Category

I got smoochies!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Welcome, Cast On listeners and readers. Thank you so much Brenda for the shout out – I’m glad you like Visiknit so much! (Oh yeah, just to be clear – SweaterProject is the site, Visiknit is the software. Got it? Good.)

Time to move on

Friday, October 21st, 2005

I believe it is time for me to move on. And by move on, I mean to stop using Movable Type and start using WordPress. I started using MT in January of 2003 and I was very happy with it. It was kind of difficult to install but it was easy to use and provided […]

My kingdom for a selvedge

Monday, September 12th, 2005

I have a knitting question. Yes, an honest-to-goodness knitting question. It’s been a while. I’m working on the final sleeve of the Café Bastille Cables sweater, which is knit flat and then sewn up. The edges done in seed stitch and they’re really ugly (to my eye). Does anyone know of a good selvedge for […]

I got an icon

Friday, March 11th, 2005

Not exactly sure why I suddenly felt the impulse to do this, but I finally got around to making myself a site icon. If your browser supports it, you’ll now see a cute little saxon braid icon the left of the address in your address bar. Cute, huh? I’ve been donating a little of my […]

Knitty for The Man

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

I just heard that this summer’s Knitty is going to be The Man issue. Cool! I’m looking forward to hearing about other men’s experiences with knitting and checking out the patterns. I don’t do a whole lot of knitting for men (other than myself), but it would be nice to have a bigger pattern library […]

Can you feel that?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Can you feel that? I could ask if you could smell it, but it’s not really an olfactory sensation. It’s not really tactile either. It’s something perceived through all the senses, a combined input to your mind that can only be described by the very general word ‘feel’. Very simply, I’m talking about a change […]

First Stumble

Monday, August 9th, 2004

I need to slightly modify what I wrote yesterday. Since I’m making a cabled sweater, my gauge swatch needs to be cabled too. I’m getting this advice from one of Barbara Walker’s books. In it, she suggests that to find the proper gauge for an aran, you make up a number of cabled swatches and […]

First Steps, again

Sunday, August 8th, 2004

First steps are slightly different when you don’t have a pattern to start with. When I started my first Aran sweater, I had a pattern and a gauge. I checked the pattern’s gauge with the gauge of the yarn I had on hand and it matched. So I was able to proceed according to the […]

More happy thoughts

Saturday, August 7th, 2004

Here’s a big grey pile of happy thoughts. 2,142 yards of Rowan Magpie, pure new wool. My next Aran. Some assembly required.

Looking Forward

Monday, May 17th, 2004

Just to jot a couple of quick notes to myself: Main projects for the coming year: colored candleflame shawl aran pattern