Tag: yarn

Colour Combinations

I’ve been working away on Granny Squares for the past several months mixing and matching colour combinations. Ever since I discovered I can crochet, they’ve been a bit of an obsession, but in a good way (or so I tell myself). I’ve been concentrating on using up leftover super wash worsted weight from hat and mitten projects. Then I hit…

Dishcloth Confession

Confession time:   Until recently, I’d never successfully knit a dishcloth from the classic Grandma’s dishcloth pattern. I’d tried, but for reasons I’m not completely sure of, I just had a mental block about it. I went on to knit other successful projects. I became completely obsessed with the garterlac dishcloth. I loved the pattern and after knitting dozens and…

Stash Storage

For many years I’ve refrained from discussing the size of my yarn stash. It’s big, unwieldy, and well, my philosophy has always been:     Part of that denial was definitely related to my storage system, or lack there of. While I started valiantly with tote tubs, it quickly devolved into a chaotic jumble. Let’s just say this illustration rings…

When a Knitter Paints

I’ve never considered myself an artist; in fact, I’m about the farthest thing from it. I don’t have a particular talent for drawing. I’m amazed and impressed by people who can. My university roommate was a Fine Arts student; it was truly awesome to see what she could create in a variety of mediums. Knitting classes I’ve taken have referred…

Snowflake Dishcloth

I live under the delusion that sock and dishcloth yarn do not count as stash.  And while let’s just say there does come a point where the line of ridiculous is a long ways in the rear view mirror.

Knit Lobster

Lobster season is finished today and I (somewhat appropriately) have finished knitting a lobster toy. It’s knit in Knit Picks Simply Cotton in Carnelian Heather. It was a relatively easy knit, though I didn’t quite get the trick to make “bends” in the claws and legs. I think he turned out cute regardless.