At Least I Know Her Name

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

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Pretty sure this is where I confess I’ve never actually read an Austen novel. Not even P&P&Z.

Oh, Cool

Needle Envy

It’s blogs like this that make me want to cover my entire house in embroidered stuff.  Handkerchiefs, wall hangings, pillowcases, tableclothes, you name it.

I doubt I would actually like the effect, but that doesn’t stop me wanting to make the stuff.

OK, Cute Idea

Scared of intarsia?  Knit your argyle socks with short rows instead.

The idea is to be able to do a seamless tube.  Since there are a couple of tricks for doing that in intarsia I think it’s a problem that didn’t need fixing, but hey, to each their own.

Just My Job

I have adopted two words: canitude and phylactology.

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I Don’t Have to Knit…

…I can stop any time I want.

And if more places sold wool thigh-high stockings, I would be ecstatic.  The only brand I’ve found so far is called Levant; they’re only 70% wool, but that’s sure better than nothing.  I shall have to keep an eye out, as winter approaches.

I like wearing skirts.  I have a lovely wool skirt for the winter, and some nice charcoal grey to make another, but there’s only so much even the warmest skirt can do for the lower legs.  This is where the stockings come in.   And since I’ll take any excuse whatsoever to wear a garter belt, stockings rather than tights are the way to go.  The kind that has sticky stuff on the inside that’s supposed to keep them from falling?  You really have to wear a garter belt anyway, but the sticky stuff gets very irritating (which is too bad, because I love these).

In a pinch, tights are great, but I’d really rather have stockings…

Just a Little Advertising

I dunno who the curator is, but I like hir taste in creepy.  Also, who doesn’t love a title like “Elucidation of the Seasonally Noir“?

My Kind of Art

When I doodle, I’m generally aiming for stuff like this: Zentangle.

I am not going to be buying any of their supplies, mind you; I can doodle just fine on my own.  But it’s nice to see someone else getting into this kind of thing.


Does it surprise anyone that I think this quilt is awesome?

It’s complex, and colorful to the point of being almost garish.  Of course I like it.  Never mind that I’ve sworn off quilts, and that that much appliqué is more handwork than even I am interested in doing.  I still love it.

The pattern’s about $30, but given that the jpeg I linked to can be expanded to nearly full size I think I could come up with a nice close approximation on my own.

I May Die of Squee

If you want to read the actual article, and see the actual picture, check the Yarn Harlot.

But what it is?  A picture of KISS (the hottest band in the world!), holding a sock. 

I guess you have to be me to really think that’s awesome, but I admit it: I think it’s awesome.