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Pretty Teal Shawl

I started knitting this shawl in February, using yarn I bought during San Diego Comic Con last year. The pattern is Dianna, and the yarn is a discontinued colorway of Zitron Filigran– long color repeats that were exactly what I wanted for this entrelac lace shawl. For the record, I have had this shawl in […]

3 Easy Patterns if You Don’t Want to Knit a Dragon

So, I’m going to jump on the Dragon Knit-Along over on Kim Harrison’s blog, and a few friends have commented that their skills aren’t up to the task. First, let me say: nonsense. The point of a KAL is to be able to get help and ask questions as you go. Kim Harrison is obviously […]

Wee tiny octopus!

In the past week or so, I made a couple of little amigurumi octopus because I had thread, a small crochet hook, and some stuffing lying around. Over the weekend, I went to Strategicon, where there was a vendor selling octopus similar to these, but larger, and attached to barrettes as hair adornments.   Thinking […]

Oh. Dear.

Well, I got to casting-off the cuff last night. I had to stop and spin more yarn twice in the process, because picot edges take a lot of yarn. I was down to the last 5 picots when I ran out of yarn. Not just out of yarn. Out of yarn and fiber, altogether. I […]

Spinning a Yarn

For #nerdy9th. Rules of #nerdy9th are to gush about something you are nerdily passionate about, and no criticizing or denigrating that thing (even in comments) I learned to crochet when I was about 5 or 6 years old, taught by my godmother. But I didn’t learn to spin yarn until I was 30, and I […]

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