This is the Nine-Patch Lattice Quilt from Oh, Fransson!, Elizabeth Hartman’s quilting blog. I stumbled across her tutorial on how to make crazy nine-patch blocks a year or so ago and thought it was genius. So when I got the urge to try my hand at quilting something that actually had a pattern, I thought … Continue reading Nine-Patch Lattice Quilt
When my cousins had their first daughter about four years ago, I asked if they would rather have a knitted baby blanket, or a quilt, and they picked the quilt. So I pulled out a baby quilt that my grandmother had helped me start making when I was a teenager, (which had fallen into the … Continue reading Baby quilt
Getting into quilting is largely what made me start this blogging thing up again. And that’s largely because of quilting blogs I was reading that made me think “That’s gorgeous!” and “Hey, maybe I could eventually learn to do something like that!” Besides, it’s not as if I have a dozen knitting and spinning WiPs. … Continue reading Where it began
Six years ago, while I was in college, I started a knitting blog. I kept it up for about a month and all of four entries, only two of which had photographs. Let’s see if I can’t do better than that this time. Now that it’s 2012, I’m a graduate student in medieval European history, … Continue reading After six years, let’s try this again
If there’s anything I learned from the Knitting Olympics it’s this: 1) I am a better knitter than I think I am. I am a better knitter than I was a few months ago. My goal was one pair of socks: I finished them in a week. 2) I am so bad at knitting only … Continue reading Links, but still no pictures.
If you’d like to see what I’m up to for the Knitting Olympics, check out my livejournal: Sock Knitting for the Olympics. [EDIT: Link removed.] Continue reading
These are the second socks I’ve ever knit: Jaywalkers. I finished them last weekend, and just wove in the ends tonight. They’re for my sister, whose feet are a size bigger than mine, so they look floppy and loose on my feet. The color isn’t very true in either of these: they’re closer to the … Continue reading Jaywalkers