Archive for the 'Yarn' Category

Pappa’s got a brand new bag

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

. . . of yarn. The Yarn Barn is having one of their rarer-than-hen’s-teeth sales. 25% off their entire stock. It was only through focused force of will that I refrained from buying any needles. Clockwise from the top: Rowan Soft Baby in light blue: These balls are destined for one, maybe two Baby Albert […]

Suspiciously Familiar

Monday, January 30th, 2006

If this looks awfully familiar, there’s a good reason for it. Behold the beginning of yet another sock. Once more, with feeling. I never received the package with the last pair of socks that I attempted, so I can only assume that someone stole the package when they broke into the mail boxes at my […]

Bone detail

Monday, February 21st, 2005

Here’s some better closeups of the bone needles: Emma and Hilary – you’re both right, ebony looks really cool (I sent someone a pair of ebony needles for Christmas). Must get some of those too.

Daddy’s got a new pair of needles

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

For years, I have been coveting a pair of tortoise shell needles. It started when I got my first pair of Swallow casein needles and read that they were designed to imitate the no longer made tortoise needles. (Endangered species, don’t you know.) The protein versions are so lovely that every time I find myself […]

Glamorous Koolah

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

And so it is done, and it is modeled by Koolah. (S)he’s the only one in the household with the proper attitude to wear a scarf like this. Is it not nifty? As fun and funky as the yarn is, if I never knit another garter stitch scarf it will be too soon. I am […]

Restitution

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Whilst browsing the newly-repopulated bargain bin at my LYS yesterday, I ran across some lovely stuff with which I shall make a scarf for Annalie to make up for the crappy poncho. The two balls on top are Spruce by Trendsetter Yarns. The ball on the bottom is Salsa – I forget the manufacturer’s name. […]

Thanksgiving Debriefing

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

So my mom, my stepfather, my grandmother and I all bundled into the car for the very long drive to Albuquerque for Thanksgiving. A very large chunk of the family assembled there this year, and as always, my sister was the consumate hostess. Her house is right at the edge of the Sandia mountains, giving […]

More “smart” yarn

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

Looks like scientists are still working on making usable fibers out of carbon nanotubes: Nanoyarn. The only problem is, I get the impression that this stuff is probably only lace-weight (or finer) at the moment. So, you can make yourself a conductive, bulletproof shawl. Or some really strong socks. Let me know when you get […]

Blech

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Ech. I’m sick. My throat is sore and I’ve got a pounding headache. Last night I threw up before going to bed. It’s a cold medicine-and-ginger-ale kind of day. I stayed home from work, although I probably already infected everyone yesterday. Mostly I tried to sleep, but I couldn’t quite get there. So I set […]

Kid ‘n Ewe

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

On Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, I went to the Kid ‘n Ewe (and Llamas too) show. We don’t get them big-city style shows down here like the Maryland or Rheinbeck ones; we just got us some simple down-home kinda events. But it was great. For starters, the people were fantastic. A couple of hard […]