Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

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One Tiny Gnome Army

Anyone who knows me knows that I have occasional compulsive tendencies. I go off on wild tears and do things like bake ten kinds of cookies for four people for Christmas Eve, collect all available cds from a band I decide I like or get wrapped up in a book so much that I stay read more


The Eventual Sweater; A Long Haul Process

Just before my birthday I got an itch to spin and knit myself a sweater. I looked at patterns, picked several I like and then started researching fiber sources. I wanted it to be fairly soft, but also to have some sheen and to wear well so I turned to one of my favorite fibers read more

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Looking Back: Blanket of Love

One of the things I am most proud of from 2009 is this blanket: Knit for an online friend whose family is going through some major upheaval and shake-up, I enlisted the help of Lisa and a double fistful of other knitters and crocheters to help me create enough blocks for a big Blanket of read more


A Strawberry Handkerchief

One of my big knitting projects this year has been the Desdemona Shawl designed by the super talented Miriam Felton of MimKnits for Wooly Wonka Fiber’s Shakespeare in Lace club. The square shawl was inspired by Desdemona’s strawberry embroidered handkerchief in Othello. The yarn is a merino/tencel blend which blocks to a soft, drapey, wonderful read more


WIP Wednesday: Trophy Complete

This week’s WIP Wednesday is actually a Finished Object Wednesday, a follow up to last week’s WIP Wednesday post. My supplies for this overhaul included: 1 can gloss black spray paint 1 can gloss dark grey spray paint epoxy silver star shaped brads 1 g.i. joe doll with kung-fu grip 2 round toothpicks craft felt read more