The Best LYS

I’ve always wondered, does LYS stand for Local Yarn Shop or Little Yarn Shop? I guess for me, since my LYS is located in Ithaca (NY) and I live in New Brunswick (NJ), LYS will have to stand for Little Yarn Shop since Ithaca and New Brunswick aren’t local to each other by any [...]

Class with Kate Gilbert Woo Hoo!

I’m going to be taking a class with Kate Gilbert (of Clapotis, and Interweave Knits fame) tomorrow morning in Rochester! Yay! I love her designs and while the class is a basic raglan sweater class, I’m really excited about meeting her and (hopefully) soaking up a bit of her extensive knowledge.

One Weird Thing About Me

There’s this meme going around – six weird things about me – where the subject reveals six weird things about him/her. Well, once I start, I might not be able to stop so I’ll just confine myself to one, knitting-related weird thing about me.
I get stressed when yarn cakes start to look like this:I [...]

You know it’s late when…

…the Nickelodean channel programming changes from guilty pleasures sitcoms from the 80s/90s (i.e. Full House) to kid shows (i.e. Rugrats) — for the record, that happens at 6 a.m.
I’m off to sleep!

Pretty yarn, American Idol, and Eunny Jang

Look! Pretty yarn!
After giving myself a two-day break, I’m ready to start my next design project. The yarn is Lanas Puras, a supersoft worsted weight merino handdyed by the talented Yarn Botanika – look at the subtle variation in the cream skein (gorgeous!). The skeins are wound up and ready for swatching. [...]


I just sent this:
I’ve knit this already for a friend (but forgot to take a photo before it was gifted – drat!) out of the recommended Suss Fishnet Alpaca yarn (a doubled yarn composed of 2 laceweight strands of an alpaca/viscose blend). And I wanted one for myself, but in a slightly less fuzzy [...]

Physics Love

I was browsing Nature’s (journal of general science – very prestigious to be published there) website and came across this article.
I’m not sure how long the link will stay up – the journal is weekly and the website changes accordingly. I guess it’s less about physics love and more about academia love. It [...]

Rowan bag

Finally I have some actual knitting content I can post. I’ve been working on this bag from the Rowan Silk Wool book for a few months as a sample for Knitting Etc in Ithaca. I’m almost done and I can’t wait to sew it up. Just the gusset strip left to go [...]

Long time no post

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, mainly because I’ve been working on things that can’t be blogged about in their entirety. However, I believe I can speak about some of these things as long as I omit details and photos.
I just finished knitting two pieces for a book Yahaira is editing, tentatively titled [...]

New Magknits is Up

The new Magknits is up; and my first published pattern is in it!
I made this vest while visiting my in-laws in Italy. The gracious model is my sister-in-law and the setting is the small garden outside of my husband’s family’s home.
My Italian extended in-law family were fascinated by my humble little vest. [...]

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