A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

April 24, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

I don't want to alarm you but it appears the Carnivorous Poncho has respawned.

It's hunger for baby flesh is unsated.

How do we stop it?

April 19, 2014

Linney (at Last!)

Pattern: Linney by Amy Christoffers
Yarn: Handspun, hand-dyed three-ply Corriedale
Needles: US7 and 8 Addi Long-Tip Lace Clicks
Notes: First, please excuse how long it took to get a photo of me in this sweater. Second, please ignore my hair (I went for a walk in the rain). I pretty much knit the sweater as written. I made a few little fudges along the way because my row gauge was more compact than the pattern called for but I honestly don't recall what exactly I did. I chose to do a knitted-on button band because I couldn't imagine trying to sew on a whole button band in uneven handspun yarn.

April 17, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Forgive me, readers. I'm having a bit of deja vu with today's pictures. I feel like I've posted them perhaps before but I can't find an actual post with them. I guess it's Same Fug, Different Day around here.

I think this is a reverse-Swants. Like these were pants that got cut up and made into a sweater. With Jane Jetson's skirt thrown in for luck.

Then they got cut up again and made back into pants?

Could be worse I guess.

April 10, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Creepiest. Baby. Sweater. Ever.

Do not turn your back on this baby.

April 7, 2014


A few weeks ago I was given a skein of Dream in Color's new yarn, Jilly, to test. I finally got started with it yesterday. This will be Medusa which has been in my Ravelry queue for a several years. I've been severely editing my queue as part of the Doubleknit Spring Clean Your Queue KAL. It feels really good to wrestle it down to a manageable size. I've shrunk mine from eight pages down to three!

April 6, 2014

Purlygirl Retreat Scarf

Last weekend we had our annual Purlygirl retreat to Fort Worden. Several people had expressed interest in seeing me warp my loom (10" Cricket). I threw together this scarf using more mill ends of Mountain Colors Bearfoot. The last time I alternated skeins in the warp every two threads. This time I just warped with a mini-skein until I ran out. The result is that one half of the scarf looks darker than the other. I haven't finished the fringe or washed it yet.

April 3, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?, Throwback Edition

The Seattle Knitters Guild had it's annual Fiber Frenzy last night. There was a table for free stuff people were giving away with lots and lots of old knitting and sewing magazines. A few items jumped out at me so I'd thought I'd share them. Visitors to Seattle always marvel at the fact that people here almost never use umbrellas or wear raincoats. It's seen as a badge of honor to simply tolerate the rain (drizzle, really). Also no one wants to look like this.

It don't think it could ever rain hard enough to warrant wearing this fleshy monstrosity.

I don't think the next one needs much explanation. This shit is just scary.

Can't sleep. Clown will eat me.

March 27, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is this?

I will admit these are some of the least weird things I've seen a male model wear recently in a runway show.

But it does still make me think that Grimace was just cast in a remake of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Anyone else seeing that, or is it just me?

March 22, 2014

Linney in Progress

Linney is coming along. I just completed the body of the sweater. Two sleeves and an edging and I will have a new, very long, handspun sweater.

It's going to be a bit...er...rustic. That's okay with me though. I imagine this will be a hanging around the house sweater and I think I will get a lot of use from it.

March 20, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This

Congrats, guys. You managed to pair the world's least flattering sweater with the world's least flattering pants. The model, a svelte child, now looks five months pregnant. Also, who was in charge of her hair. Jeez.

I guess this is your special "Trashy Teens" issue?

Honestly, I would love to understand how these decisions get made.

March 17, 2014

Delirium Setting In...

Today I worked my eighth straight day in a row. Vogue Knitting Live came to "Seattle*" again this weekend. I worked all three days. I can't really tell you much about the event since I spent my whole time in our booth in the market. I did get to see a lot of people I love to see but rarely do. There was lots of hugging but not a lot of time to visit with people. I'm beyond exhausted. I'm finally taking a day off tomorrow.

I've barely had time to knit at all. My Linney is growing very slowly. But I'm already fantasizing about my next sweater. I dove into my stash a few weeks ago and picked out yarns for a 3-in-1. I'm pretty sure this won't be terribly flattering on me but it just looks like such a fun knit. And so long as I'm going to knit one sock yarn sweater I might as well pick out another. There were several great samples of Monomania at the show. What a stashbuster. You know I love a stashbuster. I'm going to look around this weekend and maybe do a little coloring on these great worksheets to see if I can come up with a good combo.

Now I'm going to sleep.

*It takes place in Bellevue, 10 miles from Seattle.

March 13, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

I...I can't even.

I mean...really!