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You guys! My giganto-blanket is #19 and #20 on this Buzzfeed list. How cool is that? Thanks, Buzzfeed! I also wanted to give y’all a sneak peek at my newest giganto-thingie. This is a cabled throw I made as a wedding gift for my dear friends Jen and Stephen. I’ll do a full post with […]

Buck? Dunny? Raduck?

I felt like doing a little stash busting recently, so I decided to make one of Susan B. Anderson’s reversible knit toys. I thought this little duck/bunny toy was irresistibly cute (and the pattern is free to boot!), so I took a stab at it. Here it is in action: Whatever you call this thing, […]

‘Tis the Season

I’m not usually all that excited about Christmas, in fact, I’m usually pretty ambivalent about the whole thing. On one hand, I love the songs, drinking egg nog, and the cozy feeling of sitting around a fireplace with your family. The part that gets me down is the rampant consumerism, the mandatory conspicuous consumption that […]


Look, everyone! It’s an actual, real-life F.O.! (That’s “Finished Object” for the uninitiated.) It’s been so long since I’ve finished a knitting project for myself, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this thing. I thought maybe I’d send it to a friend in a colder climate, but after trying on the cowl I […]

Election Day 2012

Four years ago I knit this sweater, which I dubbed Obama-rama: Today, Barack Obama is up for reelection. Yesterday, when I pulled out the sweater to show the world who I support for president in 2012, I realized that my choice may not have changed since 2008, but my waistline has a bit… It wasn’t […]

Gondola Cables — Free Hat Pattern!

Check out the new hat I just made: It’s a real simple beanie made from far less than one skein of KnitPicks Chroma Worsted in the Galapagos colorway. Check out how much yarn I had left after knitting this bad boy: I’d say I used two-thirds to three-quarters of the skein (I don’t have my […]

Afraid of changes…

I’m not necessarily afraid of change, but lately I’ve been afraid of changes… changes to my blog, that is. I got hacked. A bunch of times. I think it was my web-host’s fault, but it was a huge pain. I work as a web developer, so I knew how to fix the problems, but that […]

Obama-rama – Free Pattern!

I will blog about the process of making this sweater soon, but for now I only have the energy to post the pattern to download! Download the free Obama-rama pattern! Check it out on Ravelry Update: for the 2012 election, I’ve turned this into a cardigan! And if you want to learn more about intarsia […]


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