Tag: stash

Fun with M***c Balls

OK, so you know I don't like to use the "m" word when it comes to knitting, because KNITTING is not actually MAGIC. But a few weeks ago, in my "what-I-want-to-knit-this-year" list, I mentioned a yarn-usage technique that is often known as the "magic ball".  Because this isn't actually a knitting technique so much as…

Knitting Resolutions (2009 Redux Edition)

On about.com's knitting section, I found a poll for "What are Your Knitting Resolutions for 2009?" OK, so it's a year out of date, but I figure things can't have changed all that much in a year. Here are the results:  two of the more recurrent themes in my own knitting top the list —…

Knitting Jargon on the Interwebs

Yesterday at the LYS, I took part in a discussion about SABLE. What, you never heard of SABLE?  You might even be a member of SABLE! SABLE stands for "Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy".  A person becomes a member of this group when she owns more yarn than she can reasonably expect to knit in…

Oh No, Not Another Sock Summit Blog Post

Well, unless you’ve very recently come out of a coma, you’re aware that this past weekend heralded the Most Awesomely Amazing Knitting Event Ever in the History of the Universe, right here in PDX. Of course, I am referring to the Sock Summit held at the Convention Center. Although I am personally not much on…

Nothing to Say?

Ya know, it’s hard to blog when the things you are doing are (a) things that you can’t write about or (b) boring. In the second category lately are many administrative things, like setting up fall class schedules and working on websites.  The good news is, the Polar Bear Patterns site is coming along nicely…