Vagina. Mittens.

Precisely.  Check out the newest naughty pattern that you just can’t wait to sink your… hands into.  Ahem.



You can find the pattern, here, on Ravelry.


Crochet Steek Video with Me!

As I prepared my latest steek project, I decided to video the process. If you’re interested in watching a crochet steek in action, check out the video!

The project is my new design, the Breast Blanket Ever. You’ll see why soon enough; I plan to have the pattern available next week.

Slouchy Cardigan

My mother asked for an afghan.  A big throw in red with a big white ‘A’ in the middle, with Knit Picks’ Crayon.  Hmmmm.

And yet, somehow I ended up with a Slouchy Cardigan.  Trust me, Mom, this is way better and you already have two four three billion Alabama throws, sweaters, and key chains.  I’ll be shipping it out this week, just try it on and walk around the house in it for a while, you’ll see.  A handknit cardigan is way better than another throw (like that quilt I made you three years ago that’s still sitting in the spare room’s closet…).

Pattern:  Slouchy Cardigan by Helene Roux from Greetings from Knit Cafe

Yarn:  Knit Picks’ Crayon in Red (very, very red)

Needles:  US 8

Size:  Medium/Large

Make sure you check the errata for this pattern, but even with the corrections, you’ll have to force the sleeve caps into the armholes.  Even so, the finished project is well worth the effort, very cozy.

Bayberry Hat

What a relief it is to have finished a knitting project, and even more so that I was able to knit from my new book afterall.  I found some stray skeins hiding out in some boxes and after some quick calculations and a few yarn searches, I concluded that there was ample yardage to make this hat.

The hat turned out a little larger than I had anticipated, but the Telemark is sport weight whereas the recommended yarn is closer to fingering weight.  Eh, whatever.  I’ll live.  Here are a few more details:

Pattern:  Uh, well, I’m still working on the translation.  But it came from the Japanese book Simple Knit Wardrobe (I’ve also seen it deciphered as Easy Knit Wardrobe).  For now, it’s the Bayberry Hat.

Yarn:  Knit Picks’ Telemark in Bayberry, two skeins.

Needles/Hooks:  (2) US 3 16″ circular needles and 3.5 mm crochet hook.

There were two more skeins of the Telemark in Lichen, which are currently being transformed into an additional hat for my SIL.  This hat is so quick, I see a last-minute gift tradition brewing already.  Imagine a baby version…  AW!  Sigh.  A friend is pregnant (and a cousin, but we already know that one is a boy) and will, hopefully, be spying that X or Y chromosome soon.


I’m routing for a XX just so I can make another hat.

By the Power of Greyskull!

SHHHH!  Quiet…

Do you here that?

Me neither.  It’s silence.  That can only mean one thing…  Wee One went to Grandma’s house yesterday and will be gone for nearly a fortnight  I have no idea what to do with myself.  Should be able to get a lot of knitting done.  This the first time she has been away from us for more than one night (and that was over a year ago when we had to do house hunting, not exactly a vacation).

Mr. Yarn Bearer had only been home from work for maybe fifteen minutes when he said, “Not going to lie, I miss her already.”  Meanwhile, I was dancing around the living room.

Ahem.  I’m working on a pair of Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’ Bazaar Socks and plan to whip them out before Wee One returns.  With the price of gas these days, I’m trying to knit from my stash as much as possible.  Considering that I own Knit Picks’ Palette Sampler, I’ll be able to work up quite a few Bazaar Socks.