Making something for a guy, something that he will actually wear, can be tricky. They don’t always know what they like but they usually know what they don’t like. You don’t want to waste your time on the latter.
Tip # 1: Don’t go making him something that you would like to see on him. That’s not the same at all.
The Baby Boy Cardigan is done. Or almost done. After steeking it this weekend, I got the button bands on. Its been washed and its drying outside on our one-and-only (hopefully) dry and sunny day this week.
It still needs Dorset buttons but those are fun to do.
Okay. Are you ready for me to cut up my knitting while you watch? Good! Its that Sunday where I get to show you how to put in a steek. I even have a finished (baby sized) pullover ready to go so I can cut it for you on camera!
I love myths and not because so many of the old myths and fairy tales have handspinners in them. That’s just a bonus for me. I love the old stories because in them, people are fools just like they are today. Its nice to know that our smart phones and fast food haven’t changed us much.
There are other versions of Arachne’s story but this is one is the best. Mine is an absolutely faithful and 100% accurate retelling of the tale you’ll find in Ovid’s Metamorphosis (Book 6). Really. There is no need at all you you to go read Ovid, the greatest of all the Roman poets. It would simply be a waste of your time.
I have a mentor and she is a knitter. At first I thought that was all she had to teach me, stuff about knitting. It turns out she had lots more. She had wisdom. That’s what a mentor is, someone with wisdom to share.
My mentor is Elizabethh Zimmermann. You may know her as a popular designer from browsing around on ravelry. She is. But she is a lot more than that.
I do love math. Its predictable and dependable. I’m pretty good at everything from factoring a number into its primes to mid-level calculus. A lot of my thinking is in math and I apologize for that.
Its like the open secret in my life. Not a dirty, hidden, or shameful secret. I’ve never been beaten for knowing the answer or socially shunned for sketching out a graph. Everyone who knows me seems to know I’m good at math. They tolerate this about me as long as I, you know, keep it to myself and don’t inflict it on them.