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

May 21, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Rawr. Who's a sexy, sexy Cossack?

May 19, 2015

Did you hear the newest Doubleknit? Go to doubleknit.net. #rosekimknits

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May 17, 2015

Had my first orientation today. Can't wait to get started! #rosekimknits

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May 16, 2015

May 15, 2015

Game Knitting

 I finished my game knitting. I started this hat to watch the new Avengers movie. In game knitting you have "triggers" and you choose what you'll do when you hit one of your triggers. I choose to purl five stitches.

My trigger moments were when...
  1. Stark quips.
  2. Banner turns into Hulk.  
  3. Blatant product placement.
  4. Black Widow chides the “boys.” 
  5.  Captain America or Thor misses a cultural reference (didn’t happen).
  6. Hawkeye is lame.
  7. Maria Hill appears via video conference.
  8. Nick Fury appears. 
  9. Agents Carter or Coulson are mentioned.
When the movie was over I was only halfway through my hat. I made up some triggers for watching Wolf Hall instead but kept it simple. I worked five purls whenever anyone said Anne or Henry or when Anne or Henry were in a scene.

May 14, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Perhaps the theory here is if you can't be elegant you can at least be memorable.

May 13, 2015



Pattern: Itineris by Hilary Smith Callis
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM and Sundara Sock
Needle: US6
Notes: Yes, more garter stitch stripes. What can I say? It's relaxing. I blocked this very wide to make it as wearable as possible. The garter has so much stretch I ended up with a nice big wraparound shawl.

May 11, 2015


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Pattern: Luna2 by Reiko Kuwamura
Yarns: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Hazel Knits Entice and Koigu KPM
Needle: US6 Addi Turbo
Notes: I started this way back in July and then just let it sit for ages. It's a fun little pattern, once you get the rhythm of it, and a great stashbuster for partial skeins of sock yarn.

May 7, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Rodney, Django and Felipe would like to invite you to their Neo-Classical Funk Autoharp Hootenanny.

May 3, 2015

I did some game knitting while the Avengers assembled. #rosekimknits

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Itineris blocking. Stripes for days. #rosekimknits

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April 30, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Guys, this is totally not just a gigantic rectangle knit randomly in garter, dropped stitches and stockinette. It's art.

I mean, look at this vignetting. Those edges are blurry. Blurry, do you hear? It is way artistic up in here.