I apologize for the extended radio silence– I’ve been attempting to do the finishing on the knit-sideways sweater, and it’s been problem after problem. The problems have been solved, however, and just in time for the fall weather! Tomorrow I’ll post about what happened, with a discussion of alternate uses of gauge swatches and why they’re useful to keep around.
In the meantime…
Stephanie at Sunbeam Soapbox was kind enough to honor me with a Brillante Blog Award– the blog’s first award. Thank you, Stephanie!
Passing it on, here are my favorite seven crafty blogs, in no particular order:
- A Dress A Day– The only non-knitting blog, but tremendously fun and encouraging.
- The Tsarina of Tsocks– Inspiring stuff; she makes it obvious how much craft and skill go into making art.
- The Yarn Harlot– My daily dose of knitting humanism.
- Cosmicpluto Knits!– Lovely yarns, lovely photos!
- Evergreen Knits– Wonderful, creative ways to knit in an environmentally-friendly and nature-focused way.
- Stitch Marker– Beautiful photographs!
- The Family Trunk Project– Her fearless approach to knitting and beautiful attention to detail make this blog a pleasure to read.
To keep the original knitting content going, here’s an example of the fun that occurs when two yarns, one a solid alpaca and one a variegated fingering-weight boucle (Jomayu, 80% tussah silk, 20% nylon, from Artfibers), are held together. Once I figure out what this wants to be (I think it’s a hat, but I’m not sure), better pictures will be forthcoming. The actual fabric is astonishing; it looks remarkably like velvet.