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lace/bead/clock necklace

Like I said, when I got started knitting this stuff, I couldn’t stop. I’ve been staying up past midnight knitting away. This one is a longer necklace with a knit copper section, red and brown glass beads, and (the invevitable) clock pieces.[thumb:115:l][thumb:114:l]

And another clock/ribbon necklace

This has just a bit of knit lace and some more clock pieces added to a trim that’s been in my stash for decades.


hardware choker

Again, I was thinking steampunk when I made this. This choker is on a red velvet ribbon, and it has various beads, clock pieces, and weird stuff from the hardware store on it. The hardware is strung on a copper wire which is sewn onto the ribbon.


steampunk silver lace

After spending a little time getting the hang of knitting the wire, and knitting with beads, I started to get more ambitious about the style of knitting. Here is a knit lace in silver wire on a black velvet ribbon. The dangles are pieces of old watches that I bought from a retiring watch repairman.


wire knitting

I recently learned how to knit with wire. It’s pretty easy — basically, you take wire, and you knit with it. It does take some getting used to since wire behaves so differently from yarn. You have to think more about the individual stitches. Also, it has wreaked havoc with the skin on my fingers. […]

Solstice Surf scarf

Here is the first project, part of my Christmas knitting. The yarn is a fuzzy merino ribbon, and it is a somewhat messed up version of Morning Surf Scarf by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer from Ravelry. I gave this to my older sister. In spite of not going exactly according to plan, I thought it made a […]

Solemn vows

These are not early New Year’s resolutions. For one thing, they are solemn vows and not resolutions, and for another, I made them quite a while ago.

The underlying theme in all of these is trying to attack the stuff-ism, borderline hoarding disorder, chaotic over-burdening, over-scheduling, and over-spending in my life.

About last March, I […]

Next knitting project

Finally, on to the baby sweater. I wonder if there is a chance that I can finish it in time for the christening this weekend? That would be a miracle, wouldn’t it?


This is Fable cotton/silk yarn, and I really like how it feels working with it. The pattern is an open star pattern […]

Finally finished the sweater.

[thumb:36:c] (Click on any of the pictures to see bigger ones.) I started this sweater back in October or November. It was supposed to be a Christmas present. I guess it could be for next year. Thank goodness I made it large. It’s a size 8, so it should hold him for a while. The […]

Ripping out rows

Sigh. I was almost done with the last sleeve for my son’s sweater, but then I realized that it was going to be lopsided. The contrast color section on the last sleeve was going to be way bigger than on the first sleeve. So, I had to rip out enough of the first sleeve to […]