Never the same river twice

Started with “Architecture” but didn’t like having to count rows, pulled back to the end of the toe and incorporated the 1×1 cables in a ribbing pattern.

Will add notes about which toe type, row pattern, and when I get to heel etc.

November 19, 2019

Slightly shorter than the last time I did the flk heel, I think.

Pattern for back of socks:

p2k2 x 7; p2; cable pattern over 4 st; p2; k2p2 x 6

Climb and Swirl Cowl, Mom edition

December 29, 2019

I made this once before, but I must have cast on way more stitches, because this was more of a turtleneck style than a drapey one.

I also just barely got into shading out of the darkest color. Made it about 6” tall.

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
author: Deborah Madison
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.98
book published: 1997
rating: 0
read at: 2009/07/10
date added: 2019/12/20
shelves: cookbook, non-fiction, read-again, wishlist
Another one that had to go back before I got to cook anything in it. I can’t overstate how huge this book is: as I said when the hold came in: when she says everyone, she means Everyone. Looks fantastic, had a bunch of post-it notes for things to try. But will wait until I have an actual kitchen again someday.

Sock Architecture

Sock Architecture
author: Lara Neel
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.38
book published: 2014
rating: 4
read at:
date added: 2019/12/20
shelves: knitting, crafty, non-fiction, own

The Itty Bitty Kitchen Handbook: Everything You Need to Know about Setting Up & Cooking in the Most Ridiculously Small Kitchen in the World–Your Own

The Itty Bitty Kitchen Handbook: Everything You Need to Know about Setting Up & Cooking in the Most Ridiculously Small Kitchen in the World--Your Own
author: Justin Spring
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.31
book published: 2006
rating: 4
read at: 2009/09/01
date added: 2019/12/20
shelves: cookbook, home-improvement, non-fiction, reference, own
A remarkably clever/useful little book about running, well, an itty bitty kitchen. We definitely have one of those. First half is tips, which I found useful. Second half is recipes, most of which can be done without even a full oven. I only got to make one recipe, a dead-simple quiche, but I loved it. I want to own this book, but it’s out of print and weirdly difficult to find, alas.

Lunar Phases Cowl

January 15, 2020

Usage update: I’m still not totally satisfied with my overall gauge tension, but I’ve now worn it twice in below freezing weather, and it’s REALLY COMFY.


Test-knitting Ma’ayan’s sock pattern! And trying toe-up taat socks for the first time in a looooong time.

August 3, 2019

Foot length to start of fish-kiss heel 7 1/2 (measuring below the needle, final length measuring from lifeline is 7 5/8)

I used my most recent broken seed stitch socks as a model.

September 4, 2019

Bahahahahaha I was about to call it just an inch or two above the heel (because omg 1×1 rib is so boooooooring) and then I looked at the pattern and there’s a whole other section of leg that I forgot about entirely. (Things that happen when you take 3+ months to knit a pair of socks, with two other projects in between.) So I ripped back a half-round of purl and am just going to jump into the pattern from here. Should be about the right length.

September 16, 2019

Did both repeats of the pattern and then 6 additional rounds of 1×1 ribbing. Bound off with Jeny’s stretchy. Very comfy quarter-height socks, ended up just wearing them the rest of the day.