Sunday, January 13, 2008


This yarn. This stitch pattern. A dream come true.
Now let's keep our fingers crossed that in a lifetime or two I'll have combined them into an equally wonderful design of a garment.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

haunted house for sale

Apparently this Roadside Attraction Haunted House (Road Side attractions are the Stone Henges of America - please read American Gods if you haven't yet!) is closing and selling everything on auction!
But I always have my knitters' eyes, and all I could see was this display case for yarn - also known as spectacular bookshelf..
There are some hideous and crappy pieces in there too (most of it to be honest), but I wouldn't mind a mirror, an exit sign or a suit of armor. Go take a look!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

hunters' toque

I got a knitting request today. (Read this next tongue twisting sentence out loud:) A hunter wants a hat for when he's hunting hares. (I should have written toque, but hat went better with the rythm) The requirements were very specific, and he made very sure that I knew how he meant, and I just smiled. This will be so much fun!

He wants to be able to pull it down like a ski mask - Are you thinking what I'm thinking? And he wants it to be in a rather special shade of green. No problems.
What he doesn't know, is that I'm making him a pair of half mitts to match. I already bought the yarn, and I'll cast on tonight.