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

January 26, 2015

X-ing X's

Oh look. I knit a hat. Because I never do that. #rosekimknits Untitled Untitled
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 Now you can knit your own. Download the pattern here.

The name is from Aligators All Around from Really Rosie, one of my childhood favorites.

January 25, 2015

Another Xing X's. I'll post the pattern tomorrow. #rosekimknits



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January 23, 2015

Isabella modeled the start of my Quicksilver last night for me. #rosekimknits



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Doubleknit 101

The newest podcast is live. Prepare for lots of laughter (ours, not necessarily yours).

January 22, 2015

A satisfying end when knitting with handspun yarn. #rosekimknits



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Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Guys, it's so exciting. Have you ever wondered, "What happened to all my half-finished latch rug kits that I started in the 70s?"

I found them!




They've been turned into man-dresses, or dude-frocks, or guy-gowns, because OF COURSE THEY HAVE.



January 15, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

You know how sometimes your grandfather gets up from the table with a napkin tucked into the front of his pants?
It's kind of like that.
But with a doily.


That is also in the back.


Maybe from a different angle?



No.

January 13, 2015

Cambrian Cowl

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Pattern: Cambrian Cowl from Coastal Knits
Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande
Needle: US10
Notes: This is a very quick project. You could do it in a day except that you need to block the top portion before picking up stitches for the bottom portion. You definitely don't want to skip the blocking or this will be a sad rolled-up tube. The pattern calls for 150 yards. I knit the top portion off of one skein and assumed that if I started the bottom portion continuing with the same skein I'd run out (there's 110 yards in a skein). So I started the bottom with my second skein. When I finished and weighed everything I discovered that I had exactly one skein's worth of yarn but now in two balls! Oh well, live and learn.

January 12, 2015

I Resemble That Remark!

Today on Savage Chickens there is a cartoon that is meant to be about cats. We knitters know better.


January 11, 2015

Song of the Sea

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Pattern: Song of the Sea by Louise Zass-Bangham
Yarn: The Alpaca Yarn Company Paca Peds
Needle: US6 Addi Turbo
Notes: This is a lovely, simple lace pattern. It's extremely intuitive and just flows. 
The yarn I chose was a gradient kit I got at a Sample It! at TNNA several years ago. You heard that right. It's supposed to be a gradient. I had two skeins of the lighter green which I could not tell apart and three skeins of the dark green that were also indistinguishable to me. I striped them for several rounds where the light met the dark to make the transition less jarring. I don't think it helped (or hurt) that much. But, seriously, how is this a gradient?