Monday, November 06, 2006


So, the weirdest thing happened today. I told the husband to check out my blog because I had finally posted a good picture of him. He went to google, typed in "hyperactive hands" and found an article on Associated Content called Ten Blogs About Knitting that included my silly little blog! It just seems so bizarre. Blogging is such a strange thing, because you're writing all this stuff and putting it out for the public, but at the same time, you're shocked when people actually read it. Carl's response was, "You're famous." It was funny and far, far from the truth, but it's still surreal to see my blog listed with some of the greats, like Wendy Knits, Claudia's Blog and Needles on Fire.

So, now that I'm all full of myself and my opinions, I'm going to spout off about the winter knitting mags I got recently. I'm so totally in love with Interweave Knits, especially this issue. As usual, there are about half a dozen projects I want to make. The one I want to make the most is the Venezia Pullover that Eunny Jang designed and showed little snippets of on her blog a while back. It might be one of those things I get to someday in the future, considering it's knitted on size 0 needles. It might make me insane. Kate Gilbert has TWO designs this issue- A Cardigan for Arwen and the Equestrian Blazer! They're both clean, good looking pieces, and I think I need them both. She's so brilliant. I'm quite taken with the Cabernet Ribs. Such a great idea and beautifully executed. I'm also smitten with the Enid Cardigan and the Nantucket Jacket from the cover.

I'm gonna have to pay some close attention to Eunny's article on steeks, because several of the patterns this month require steeking. I'm starting to feel the siren call of steeking. It's drawing me in, like a really scary rollercoaster that I have to ride. The anticipation! The adrenaline! I'm becomming a thrill seeker, I guess. I'd better take my wild-child self back out to the greenhouse and get back to work. I'll post on the newest Vogue Knitting another time.


Aprilynne said...

guess I unsubsribed from IK one issue too soon =)

hesira said...

That's so cool you were mentioned in that article. I need to get to BAM and check out the mags you mentioned. I'm reluctant to leave the house and lose painting time. Maybe this weekend.

I'll be looking forward to hearing about your steeking experience. Maybe I'll get brave and try it myself.