I’ve spent my free moments this week typing numbers into spreadsheets, formatting documents, copyediting, and all those other tedious things you don’t think about when you’re knitting. All for you, because I’m excited to share that the Nebula Medallion Vest pattern is finished! Ravelry pattern page here. I’m offering this as a free pattern, mostly … More Nebula Medallion Vest Pattern
When I worked at Cloverhill, a co-worker told me about a Christmas tradition she had with her kids. Every year, they picked three things to give away, and they received three presents. (Three for the wise men.) This struck me as eminently reasonable. Not everyone has to do it, of course, and some rule like … More Ten Balls a-Ringing
More wolves today! As Mom described in yesterday’s post, my little sis has been into wolves for a long time. She has also developed a blazing love for cats, and her own beloved Kirby-dog is about as un-wolfish as they can get. Basically, if you are a member of the animal kingdom, this kid is … More Seven Pairs of Wolfies
This is everybody’s favorite verse, I think. Eddie Izzard certainly thinks so. (a bit of swearing in that link, be aware of who’s in the room before you click.) FIIIIIIIIVE GOOOOOLD RIIIIIIINGS!!! Right? Anyway, today the rings are around heads, and have tops, because they are hats. And I’m celebrating with a free pattern, so … More Five More Hats!!!!
This is a basic tutorial on how to incorporate one of our gradient yarn sets into a pattern. The basic idea is to have a brief overlap section between skeins so as to create the illusion of one slowly changing color. (Credit for this technique goes to The Unique Sheep.) Scroll down to see a … More How to Use a Gradient
Some patterns just… happen, nearly of their own accord. This one was truly the lovechild of necessity and laziness. Navarre Beach is a beautiful place – but it’s very windy. My haircut is that sort of reverse-mullet, short in back and long in front, which made it nearly impossible for me to read on the … More The Progenitors of Invention
… and back to the mundane again. The mundane, but the lovely mundane. After all, we fight the good fight and run the race so that we can have a good home to come back and enjoy normal, human things, right? And, at least in Christianity, becoming more human doesn’t mean becoming less embodied. That’s … More Fashion Twelve-ward