• Knitting

    New Slippers

    For many years now I have been wearing a great pair of shearling slippers that missbedora gave to me. They have been abundantly warm, as is evidenced by the fact that I managed to wear a big hole in the bottom of both slippers. Yes, right through the leather. There is almost no wool left on the inside of them, and they are sadly not as warm as they were in their former glory. So while I have loved these slippers (thanks hun!) they are being retired to greener pastures. Which means that I needed a new pair of slippers. I like to be able to wear my slippers with…

  • Knitting

    Romi

    As the weather rapidly improves in Roanoke (it’s going to be 71F today, woot!) I thought I should knit up a little something for the spring. Enter “Romi”, from the newest Berroco Weekend book. I did this one in a pale blue Weekend yarn, which is a cotton blend. I don’t normally like knitting with cotton, because it hurts my hands, but I definitely liked this stuff. The neck has a pretty little yoke detail that you pick up after you have assembled all the pieces. I think what I was most pleased with is how well it fit. Just one of those knits that works out just perfectly. It…

  • Knitting

    Mr. Fish

    Jenn’s little guy turned one (already) a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to make him something fun, durable, and throwable without damage to his sister or other things. Looking through the toy patterns on Rav I found this little guy. Isn’t that cute? I had the perfect yarn in my stash, and the best part of this pattern was NO SEAMS! Pattern: Goldfish, by Susan Dennis. Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Worsted in Sunflower Needles: US5 I love those fins! He seemed to like it too, although it might have been the tissue it was wrapped in. Fishy lips.