Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cloud Bolero for Annie

I made this for Annie after she presented me with four balls of Lion Cashmere Blend. I'd always wanted to use it, but for $8.99 an 84 yard ball, ONLY 14% cashmere, plus NYON it wasn't ever worth it. Hell, malabrigo is 11 for 216 yards of PURE merino.
The pattern can be found here:

All in all, an easy knit I suggest using straight needles or the stitch markers tend to leap over the yarn overs and mess up the lace and stitch counts.

I used a size 13 to get the correct gauge.





Saturday, February 16, 2008

Self-designed sweater

I finished the thick and quick sweater!

I designed this one after being frustrated with Twinkle Patterns, and their vagueness. It’s a standard top-down raglan with a garter stitch neck and a 1x1 ribbed bottom.

it's made from Lion Brand Thick and Quick on size 15's. It used about 2.5 skeins, so It's a really cheap knit. I bought the yarn on sale, so it only cost 12 dollars for the 3 skeins.

Here is a rough outline of the pattern. my gauge was approximately 2 stitches per inch. My bust size is roughly 36.

Cast on 56, and join for working in the round. Place distinctive marker for beginning of the round. Knit in garter stitch for 4 rows. K10, pm, k8, pm, k20, pm, k8, pm, k10 Increase round: Knit to 1 stitch before markers, kfb, slip marker, kfb all around, EXCEPT THE DISTINCTIVE ONE FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE ROUND. Knit 1 row

continue with plain and increase rows until the front is 34 stitches and the sleeves are 22 stitches.
bind off the 22 sleeve stitches (or put them on holders and make them longer

and from then on, do waist decreases increases at side markers as you like.

If you have questions, email me!



Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I know I'm not a political blogger. I don't claim to be. I am a knitting blogger. I blog about yarn. And knitting. Just let me say this.

Everyone in my building is ill-informed. You'd think that in the journalism dorm this wouldn't be so, but then again what do I know. I got to Kent State University along with the rest of these jerks.

Dumb opinion: "I'm an Obama fan, but if Hillary wins I'm voting republican. Hillary has a bigger dick than Bill!"
Me: "Why do you hate Hillary?"
DO: "I just do."

It seems to me, in this case at least that "I just do" is code for "She has a vagina."
Now, don't get me wrong- I'm an Obama supporter. However, I won't write off Hillary's validity

Obama and Clinton aren't THAT different. They have similar viewpoints in many areas, health-care and education aside. Their views on civil unions and stem cell research are very close. Chances are if you're voting for Obama, you're a democrat. And if Hillary does indeed have a bigger dick than her husband, well, let me be the first to suck it off.

This probably isn't that well informed either, but at the very least I have looked at the platforms and made my choice accordingly. Thats more than I can say about the girl I overheard "Hillary sucks, the last thing we need is another republican..."

Day in and day out I hear plagiarized political commentary, and I am sick of it.
Am I dumb because I go to school with these people?