First published on November 20, 2013 on goshencommons.org With the cold weather that moved in a couple of weeks ago, I needed to pull out my warm winter sweaters. As usual, the first sweater that came out of the cedar chest was my old Aran sweater. I don’t know about anyone else, but, when I … Continue reading
Now that 2012 is over and 2013 has begun, here is a summary of The Year of Mathematical Knitting and Crocheting. Hyperbolic Space Parallel lines and Triangles A Pseudosphere and a Symmetric Hyperbolic Plane A Hyperbolic Coral Reef – just for fun The Möbius Band The Klein Bottle Constructed by knitting one … Continue reading
Last week, I bought a skein of wonderful, soft, shiny, dyed tencel yarn. It was a spontaneous purchase. The local yarn shop owner offered to wind the skein into a ball using the shop ballwinder. I agreed. That was the first mistake. Such slippery yarn should never be balled using a ball winder. While winding … Continue reading
My first laceweight shawl. I managed to knit this without once ripping back and getting confused. The first time I ever blocked anything of significance. The transformation is amazing. Now I want to knit more of these!
There are times when I am delusional about what I’m knitting. I start making something and it isn’t turning out quite like I expected and wanted and yet I keep going. That happened with the BIG sweater that I made for Pete. I should have known, while I was knitting it, that it was way … Continue reading