Monday, October 25, 2010

New site!

I'm excited to announce that I have a new site: I've been posting new content over there as well as here for a couple of weeks, since it's terribly dreary to be sent to someone's new site and find nothing but a test post. So, please take a look, update your bookmarks or RSS, and thanks so much for reading!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Quick announcement

I just listed quite a lot of knitting magazines on ebay. There are back issues of Interweave Knits, Rowan and Vogue Knitting, some going back to the 80s and early 90s. I would love to make some money on them, but mostly I want them out of my apartment, so I set the prices wicked low (nothing over $5.00).

Take a look.

Bonus incentive: If you end up buying some of these and let me know you came from the blog, I'll pay shipping.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords

I am a lucky, lucky girl. Earlier this summer, my friend Jenn emailed me and asked if I would be willing to let her measure me, make a sweater to my measurements, take some pictures of me wearing it and then give it to me. I said that seemed like a perfectly satisfactory arrangement, which is how I ended up with Yoshimi.
The yarn is delicious, Lorna's Laces's Honor (alpaca/silk) in the excellently titled colorway Robot Overlords. I tend to shy away from wildly multicolored yarns, since they're so unpredictable when they're knit, but simple texture pattern she uses here highlights the different colors very effectively. The fairly fine gauge (6 st = 1") and deep, open neckline make what could have been an overly warm sweater perfectly wearable indoors. It's a great, classic silhouette and I'm really looking forward to wearing it now that the weather is cooling down.