Lauren Gets Crafty

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Archive for 2005/08

I shrug.

I made this shrug from some Tess’ Designer Yarns superwash merino (worsted). I love the yarn. I am ambivalent about the shrug. I was so excited by the vibrant colors of this yarn when I got it at the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival, that I immediately began planning for a cute, self designed shrug. [...]

Fulling takes time…

I do a lot of knitting while watching TV or movies. Occasionally, I even read while knitting. I’ve tried drinking and knitting, but that’s pretty risky. While finishing my slippers and fulling them in the washer, I saw two movies: The Day After Tomorrow and Primer. Aside from both having scientific themes, they are probably [...]

More Feet

I have knit another pair of Fuzzy Feet, this time for myself. The key difference between this pair and the last is yarn choice. The second difference is time- this pair took a total of 6 knitting hours! That’s reasonable enough for me to open the field to requests, as long as you don’t need [...]


This week I have been knitting. The objects I’ve been working on are now connected to their own memories, like every item I’ve created. On Tuesday morning, my mom called before work to tell me that my grandfather, Doc, had passed. He was 87, in shakey health, and after three milkshakes, he went to sleep [...]

Summer Knitting

I started this lovely top some months ago, brought it with me on trip to Louisiana, and finished knitting it in June. I blocked it last weekend, sewed in the elastic yesterday morning, and now I have my very own Lelah! I love this pattern, desinged by HelenaJane of Craftster. Simple in concept, with just [...]