Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hint No More

No sooner had I published my own hint than What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? was previewed on ravelry. Patterns, essays, and--this time around--color photos! Look, favorite, queue, and comment. More info and pre-orders here. Pass the word. Accept my heartfelt thanks.

Here's the prototype for The Lady Is A Ninja inspired by Marian Halcombe in The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Knit in Skinny Bugga!, colorway Z. Cerulea.

Why, yes, that is a lazy-girl phone pic.

Find out more (and see a better picture) on the pattern's ravelry page.

I'm A Sucker for the Strange, Episode 1

The Purchase: 400 yards Habu Textiles, N-91, Silk Crepe

Looks innocent enough.  Neutral.  Serene. A little bit rustic, a little bit Zen.  Nothing to get excited about. After all, it's Colorway 1 Beige.

Looks Innocent, But. . .

Yes, I have too much yarn.  Yes, I have several other projects on  the hooks and needles.  Yes, but I found this line in Habu's description irresistible:

Imagine a garment or neck piece, 
which pleats and tornadoes 
around your neck.

N-91. A yarn with secret powers which will be revealed in Episode 2, The Swatch.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hint: It's NOT Bigger Than A Breadbox

Crafter's Dictionary: Stealth Knitting, Super-Secret Knitting
Definition: Something you've designed for publication (or knit for a gift) which you are dying to show off but it  cannot be revealed--yet--and all you can do is put your hand over your mouth and do the wink-wink-nudge-nudge dance.

Another Hint:  Design inspired by a stealthy moment in a book that has been read on Craftlit.

Fits over the head and neck.

Even More:  Heather's Sneak Peek

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Shawl We?

Crafter's Dictionary: WIP, Work In Progress
Definition: Partially worked materials languishing in a project bag or box until the pressure upon the crafter builds enough to cause destashing, frogging or disassembling, or actually working on the thing so that it might be completed before the end of the decade.

September 2009-January 2013

February 25, 2013

Granada Shawl/Kathy Merrick: Five motifs down. Nineteen to go.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Blar-r-r-r-gh, Matey!

There I am, sitting in a quiet corner, sipping a cup of grog, and a pleasant woman sidles up and says, "Ever thought of blogging?"

Next thing I know, I'm chained to a computer in the ship of blogging fools.



Wear a funny looking hat. 

Blar-r-r-r-gh about it.

The Yarn Made Me Do It.