Sunday, March 27, 2011

In which I am moving e-house

Hello lovelies! I've decided to move shop!

You can find me over at now. I've moved over all my old posts, and I won't delete this site, but please redirect your blog-readers and whatnot to the new blog.

I'm working on some new photos, so hang tight.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In which everything goes quiet

Oh hey peoples.
I'm still knitting (I've finished the big lace border, and started the lace edging on Bridgewater!), but I'm also snowed in under piles of books and thesis and end-of-term work.
I'll be back in a week or two.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

In which there is a corner missing

Oof friends, it is coming, it is coming...

It is squooshy.

Bridgewater Body

And it is woolly.

Bridgewater Body

And it is almost a square!

Bridgewater Body

Sunday, February 27, 2011

In which I swatch

I have reached the midpoint of the garter portion of Bridgewater! I have also completed swatch v.1 for the lace border. I'm going to tweak the corner section and re-swatch... Other than that, I think it'll look good (and I even have a recipient in mind finally)

Swatch for Bridgewater border

Swatch for Bridgewater border

Thursday, February 24, 2011

In which there is MORE LACE

New project new project!

Got my hands on some off-white laceweight yarn (Zitron Filigran) and flipped through Made in Brooklyn (again). Most of the way through the central garter stitch portion of Bridgewater now - I'll be substituting a different lace chart for the edging though.

Bridgewater garter panel

Also it's snowing here. Weird week...

Friday, February 11, 2011

in which I plead for help

So I'm still not done those gloves (possibly because I misplaced them, though that has yet to be verified). In the interim, I have a question! I knit the Hemlock Ring lap blanket/throw, and I cannot *wait* to put it into service. Problem is, I need to block it. I think I can find the space to do it (though it won't fit into my sink, and I haven't got a tub to soak it in...), but this thing will be big, which is normally not a problem. I've blocked some big lace pieces (recently with the aid of my new blocking wires... lovely!), but this thing is supposed to be round. I can't use blocking wires or my usual tricks to block something round! Do I pin out each wee bind off picot? (which, I love, even if they took foreeeeever) do I get it close and smush the edges? I don't think I have enough pins to block this thing! Does anyone ave tips on blocking this? The sooner I figure it out, the sooner you all get photos!

Monday, February 07, 2011

In which I pretzel (yes, pretzel is now a verb)

Ok, so I know I promised gloves, and that post is coming (still weaving in ends...), but for now, I would like to share with you something of a whim.


Rosemary + Rock Salt

As you may recall, I am internetless, and, being the impeccable student I am, this has taken a great big toll on my procrastination lately. Now, I have a certain nostalgia towards soft pretzels. Well, not I don't, that's a lie. I have a perceived nostalgia towards soft pretzels. I did not grow up eating them at sports games, from street vendors, or wherever else they are sold, but gosh, do I wish I had (this is concept of perceived nostalgia is quite common for me, especially if food-related). Long story short, I made pretzels! From here and gosh if they didn't just bring back unmemories of days past.

Composition in Round.

Mine came out quite chewy (I also opted for a rosemary and rock salt topping), and a little burnt, but delicious nonetheless. They turned out well enough that I opted to bring the bulk of the batch to a Super Bowl party the next day, and they were all claimed within minutes. I even invested in some real hot (quite hot, in fact!) mustard. Mmmm. When I feel a need for carbo-loading, I will make these again. Quick, easy, ridiculously simple ingredients, and fun! (I like kneading, and dough-rigami.

Oh, and as an aside, I would live to hear what tips everyone has for getting over procrastination... because I am very very good at it.