Fiber goals 2022

Fiber goals time! Still more fun than new years resolutions. Previous years: 2021 Fiber goals 2020 Fiber goals 2019 Fiber goals 2018 Fiber goals 2017 Fiber goals 2016 Fiber goals are in bottom of 2017 post above. Rainbows 🌈 — I’ve taken to trying to find a rainbow project for pride month every year, but … Continue reading

Academic notes #1: “‘Passwords Keep Me Safe’ – Understanding What Children Think about Passwords “

This is the first of what might be a series of posts about academic research I’ve read/watched. Today’s talk is called “‘Passwords Keep Me Safe’ – Understanding What Children Think about Passwords” from USENIX Security 2021. This is the first large-scale study of kids and passwords and the results don’t seem too surprising (in a … Continue reading

Black light butterflies

Black light butterflies

I got this cool yarn from Black Squirrel Berkeley that glows under blacklight. It’s called “‘sup witches” and came in a kit with a matching bag: In keeping with my 2020 goal to do stuff from my queue, I pulled out an elegant pattern called Butterfly Dream Catcher by Lily Go. This is one I’d … Continue reading

Tiny embroideries

Tiny embroideries

Turns out the blog problem was solved on the app side after I spent all that time poking server settings. Augh! Anyhow, here’s some tiny embroideries to test that upload is working ok now. These are from another random chinese kit (multiple sellers have them on etsy and amazon). I made the blue one with … Continue reading

Mando gloves

Mando gloves

The blog has had some server changes behind the scenes and it accidentally broke the way I usually post from my phone. But while I’m working that out, here’s a recently finished project: Pattern: Mando. by Natela Astakhova Yarns: Studio Donegal Darnie from Black Sheep Fiber Emporium The yarn is a real winner here because … Continue reading

2021 Fiber Goals

2021 Fiber Goals

As usual, fiber goals are more fun than new years resolutions. Previously…. 2020 Fiber goals 2019 Fiber goals 2018 Fiber goals 2017 Fiber goals 2016 Fiber goals are in bottom of 2017 post above. 1. Knit something famous. I’ve never knit a Find Your Fade or anything by Stephen West. But I did try something … Continue reading

Half the Knit Sky

Half the Knit Sky

Pattern: Half the Knit Sky by @pdxknitterati inspired by photgraphic star trails. It’s such a great concept! Yarn: Gold cache gradient in “Bleeding Heart” from @fiercefibers (bought at @pearlfiberarts) and silver twist in “Good Silence” from @madelinetosh (bought at @foryarnssake) I always enjoy Michele’s patterns. They’re clever and often have stunningly beautiful results with easy … Continue reading

The Sharon Show (all 7 feet of it)

The Sharon Show (all 7 feet of it)

The Sharon Show was a mystery knit a long for a very long square shawl, easy knitting combined with some light hearted cat themed entertainment. I don’t actually love the long wraps, but I’d never tried a Casapinka pattern and I liked the pitch of $7 worth of entertainment. It didn’t start off so well: … Continue reading

Bit of Brioche

Bit of Brioche

In this year’s fiber goals, I decided I wanted to give brioche another go. So when one of my favourite designers mentioned that she’d be doing a course via Zoom, it seemed like a perfect opportunity. So I signed up for PDXKnitterari’s course on May 2nd as soon as I could make sure my husband … Continue reading

Romi Mystery 2020

Romi Mystery 2020

Pattern: Romi Mystery Shawl 2020 by Romi Hill Yarn: Floating by A Verb for Keeping Warm I did Romi’s mystery for the Rose City Yarn Crawl last year and though I was a bit sad about my overall crawl experience enjoyed the pattern so much that I did her own regular yearly MKAL right after. … Continue reading

Trying out some video courses

Since a few e-learning craft sites were offering free stuff to help amuse people during quarantine, I decided to try a couple of courses on Bluprint and Knit Stars. This is mostly notes for myself in case I decide to subscribe to either of these later. What did I take? Bluprint: Spinning Dyed Fibers with … Continue reading

Poca sweater (finally!)

Poca sweater (finally!)

I started this sweater for the knit along when it was first released in August 2018. It wasn’t my oldest unfinished object (that’s likely the crocheted bobble baby blanket I was making for no particular reason in 2011 or so) but it’s probably the oldest I intended to finish! Pattern: Poca by Laura Nelkin Yarn: … Continue reading

Craftvent 2019

Craftvent 2019

I like advent boxes, even though it’s a busy time of year and normally I’m traveling so they’re not really convenient. Jimmy Beans Wool makes one they call Craftvent and I enjoyed it in 2017. In 2018 I bought it to save for later but then I got a lot of great travel opportunities and … Continue reading