Category: Musings

Ravelympics, here I come!

Don’t you just love those clever folks over at Ravelry? They’ve come up with the 2008 Ravelympics, a sort of knitting olympics, where the goal is to cast on and…

read more August 8, 2008

Miracle Mitts

After whipping out my Kaleigh Kap, I was quickly looking for another project to knit on my brand new set of DPNs from Knit Picks. I remembered Eunny Jang’s Endpaper…

read more July 25, 2008

Kaleigh Kap – Free Pattern!

This pattern is available free on laurabirek.com! Also, you can check it out on Ravelry. One of my coworkers recently became a dad for the first time, and I had…

read more June 25, 2008

My book, slightly abridged

Here’s a sneak peek of my forthcoming book, Picture Perfect Knits: In case you’re wondering, I dropped the main text of the book into wordle and let it work its…

read more June 13, 2008

What I did last week

Los Angeles to New York via Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, Clarksville (MD). 3,300 miles. 8 days. Check out the interactive map. While I wasn’t driving, I was knitting Starksy. I…

read more March 24, 2008

It will haunt your nightmares

How does one get out of a knitting funk? By knitting joke patterns, of course! This is the famed adult balaclava pattern that has made such a splash on ye…

read more February 28, 2008

In a funk

I am officially in a knitting funk. A deep knitting funk. I keep starting projects and then abandoning them. Or ripping them out. It’s getting to the point that most…

read more February 21, 2008

Sky Birds

I’ve spent the last hour reading TECHknitter’s blog and lamenting my inability to knit while at work. I’m not sure why reading knitting blogs and watching TV shows online pass…

read more November 14, 2007

Box of Goodness

Don’t you just love it when something like this arrives at your door? That’s one enormous box of yarn. My roommate and I placed a huge order through WEBS last…

read more November 1, 2007

Fake Isle Finally Finished

I love projects that just fly off the needles and still look like I slaved over them. Fake Isle is one of these projects. It looks much harder than it…

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