Cathartic Ink

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Work in Progress Wednesday: Felted Clogs

As it has gotten colder, my husband realized he needed slippers. I finished this first one ages ago, and am currently aiming to complete the second one this weekend so they can be fulled to size (fulling is the process by which you shrink a piece of knitting using hot water and agitating, frequently inaccurately read more

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I am Knitting Giant Man-Socks

Occasionally, my husband looks at me and says “my toes are cold. I have no hand-knit socks.” Now, many people would say it was cold hearted of me to live with him for going on four years now and have not knit him socks. These people would be the ones who don’t know that he read more


Shibui Knits Sock

Today’s fixation is Shibui Knits sock yarn. TheBoy has been asking for socks since fall ’04 when we first started living together. At the time, I made my father and one of my fathers-in-law worsted weight boot socks for Christmas. TheBoy? He got the yarn for his in a box. And then I only knit read more


Fairwell my Plastic Friend

Had a little bit of a rough week, full of sad things. The least of which was the demise of my beloved and trusty plastic Royal brand ball winder. Above is the last cake of yarn it will ever make, an 880 yard skein of lovely olive green merino laceweight yarn that I purchased from read more


Welcome to the World Little One

I’m a bit late on this one, but there’s been some wonderful amidst the crud recently. My husband’s niece and her husband [there’s a generation gap between TheBoy and his half siblings] welcomed their first child, a son into the world on October 29th. It’s wonderful news, he’s happy and healthy and I can’t wait read more