All Tomorrow's Monkeys

Tomorrow I leave for my first vacation in 8 years.
I'm not so sure about this.
To Portland, OR.
It is poorly timed. Everything is in a state of uproar. It should still be exciting.

While I'm away, I'll be reknitting awry and lapse, and when I come back, I'll be rewriting and grading those patterns too.

I hope to have also knit the prototype for a new design. (There will be lots of time on planes and in the car. With layovers and traffic on top of that, most likely.)

In the meantime, I've opened a shop on etsy, and already had my first sale!
Hoping to soon have my very own MOO cards and tag stamps, too.

Let me introduce you to The Monkey. (Currently nameless. He is a black-handed spider monkey, though.)

This was the only pre-made item I had in stock, but I am open to all commissions, most especially of the monkey variety.

More interesting for most knitters - soon he and the original monkey (variegated spider monkey) will be up as patterns on ravelry. A friend is test knitting as I type.
Hopefully when I get back next week I can edit and post.

And then I really need to find a job - preferably in NY.
It's about that time...


Leather Elbows On a Tweed Glove

alsatian pdf

likely with revisions to follow, perhaps with illustrations of the patching process.


Moebius Blocking, Illustrated

One photo is all I have, but that shall hopefully suffice.

Turns out the crocheted slip stitch bind off is fairly integral to this pattern, there being none other I can think of into which it would be equally graceful and snag-free to weave a blocking wire every other stitch. And this is especially tricky through the X section.
If you can't crochet a slip stitch, whilst knitting a Moebius is the time to learn. An ironing board is simply inefficient.