Swatching Walker – post 3

There’s a new site for the Swatching Walker blog posts! Go here to see where I am in Barbara G Walker’s Treasury of Knitting Volume 1.var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview();

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This is Spring?

Spring arrived in a most unusual way this year in Oklahoma.  Friday the temperature was about 70F, then on Saturday the snow began and what I’d estimate was about seven inches fell. It didn’t stick around long and today only a few traces in dark shadowed places remained.   I don’t think I’ve seen so…

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New Spring Yarns!

We have seven or so inches of snow on the ground here in Oklahoma but according to my calendar it’s officially Spring! Svar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));Three new colorways of yarn are ready for show and tell and several more are on the way.…

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Swatching Walker – post 2

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Volume I, Chapter 10 – Lace Herringbone Faggoting Half Herringbone Faggot Herringbone Faggot Reverse Herringbone Faggot Double Herringbone Faggot Herringbone stitches are designed to resemble the center spine of the herring fish.  Imagine some clever knitter gaining inspiration for her knitting from the remains of dinner – or maybe breakfast. …

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Roller Derby Queen

There is a saying “May you live in interesting times”.  I think if you narrow that down you’ll find that “May you meet interesting people” can be even better.  While at a party during the summer of 2009 two of our friends, Clara and Carissa, announced that they were joining a roller derby team.  Chris…

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