Son, age 13, wanted a theremin. My dad is a classical electrical engineer, who grew up pulling apart vacuum tube radios. I made Son call Dad a month before vacation. Dad found the schematic for the minimum theremin. He had Son redraw it, replacing logic gates of one type with the type he had on … Continue reading Theramin in the Wild
Long time in stash and printout. A fairly fast knit, except for redoing the heel several times. My own fault. I was modifying the pattern and didn't catch all the places it needed changing. Pattern is in Knitty. Changes as suggested by the designer. Increased ankle band and higher instep.
Yep, it's finished. I've worn it twice (and found and repaired a dropped stitch -- a k2tog didn't take) and love it. This time it's on a properly contrasting background. Click to make bigger. Click again to make even bigger.
The first live performance of my sock-knitting story.
An elderly knitting friend who is cleaning her basement recently gave me several inches of paper. I’ll give it a good home, and we expect my daughter will do so after me. Most of it is going into the library or my filing cabinet, but a huge amount of carefully-collected, valuable information is being recycled. … Continue reading Organizing Inherited Knitting Archives and Thinking of the Future
Two weeks ago I came to the conclusion that by the time I copied everything I wanted from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters, I might as well buy the book. I found some old gift cards with my name on them and off we went to Chapters. Chapters didn't have it. Nor did … Continue reading Patience Pays
Knitting improves electronic skills.
Dtr8 is upstairs now, crying her eyes out. Loudly. Brother said, "It would be nice if we could ..." Daddy heard, "It would be nice if we could ..." She heard "We can..." The strange thing is, Brother's idea had to do with Nerf sniper rifles and battles and things she's not normally interested in. … Continue reading Selective Hearing
Taking a break from the Weekly Virtues for a bit. They were a good idea, but couldn't compete with my other good ideas. I bought a new needle organizer, and then made labels for all the pockets. Rather nice, but they could use another set of eyes or three before I put up the final … Continue reading Still Alive
I'm watching the Lucy Neatby knitting videos B loaned me. I already know most of it, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I'm enjoying the review. They're very well done. I hate sewing seams. I just learned about steeking a year ago, and haven't had any call for knit sweaters since then, but … Continue reading Measurement Problems with Drop Shoulder Sweaters done with Steeks — Solved! (Maybe)