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

September 24, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

I've been Googling to try to find the provenance of this photo. I don't have confirmation but I'm fairly certain it's from Fashion Week in Crazytown.

September 18, 2015

That moment when you realize you twisted the cast on. #rosekimknits

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September 17, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Trying to carry your purse, your computer bag and a watermelon home? Knitting can help.

September 15, 2015

September 13, 2015

Quick shot of my handspun For Good hat before the sun sets. #rosekimknits

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September 11, 2015

Single Skein September 2015

This year I decided to give Single Skein September a little twist (no pun intended) by using only handspun yarn. This past spring I made a good effort to spin all my little bits and bobs of fiber in my stash and that's left me with lots of small skeins of handspun.
It's been a bit of a challenge to find things to knit with such small quantities of yarn. What do you make with 15 yards of bulky handspun?

A coffee cozy?

I tried a headband next.


Then I ran out of yarn.Twice.


I knit a cowl from some very bulky 2-ply Corriedale that I dyed.

It's based on Jane Richmond's Mustard Scarf except my yarn is much bigger and I had to keep ripping it out to use fewer stitches. And then right at the halfway point I accidentally skipped a row in the pattern so it reversed the sides. The placement makes it look intentional. I think?

And I knit Excess by Anat Rodan.


My one regret is not knitting it slightly longer to use up all the yarn.

So Single Skein September is not off to the very best start.

September 10, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

"This old thing? I just throw it on when I have nothing else to wear. Nothing but a coffee sack and a pile of pom poms to wear..."

September 6, 2015

Grow is extremely unimpressed with my handspun Excess hat. #rosekimknits

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September 3, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

I know what you'll be dreaming about tonight.

You're welcome.

September 1, 2015