Tag: Eskimimi Knits

Short rows for the sock enthusiast (Part One)

Short rows for the sock enthusiast (Part One)

Short rows for socks, part I: Why and when. I mentioned a few days ago my love for short row toes when making socks. I rarely resort to using another toe, and most deviations from my normal short row version have proven disappointing to me. As […]

A Secret WIP And New Toy

A Secret WIP And New Toy

Thank you for the well-wishes, everyone! I’m not sure if I feel a little better today or if I have just become used to being in pain, but either way I feel like I am able to give my needles a bit of a twirling, […]

Press Clippings – Let’s Knit

Press Clippings – Let’s Knit

Eskimimi Knits* is website of the month in the July 2010 issue of Let’s Knit
A thread was started on The Blog Hub group on Ravelry yesterday, congratulating me on Eskimimi Knits being the Website of the Month in the July 2010 issue of Let’s Knit. It was news to me (good news, of course) as I had absolutely no idea. I did wonder if the poster was perhaps mistaken, but no, there it is along with an accompanying picture.

What a lovely thing to find out about so unexpectedly. If you happen to have popped by this site after reading about it in the magazine, please may I welcome you to my little website. If you have any questions just leave a comment or use the little contact Eskimimi web form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

*Eskimimi Knits was the title and address of my old blog, which ended up being deleted from the internet at a time when I had no internet connection and couldn’t tend to it. I lost my content and my entire site. This post is one of many I am slowly trying to re-post from archived content on the Wayback machine. Please enjoy Eskimimi Makes as it’s newer, better reincarnation.

Linen Stitch Coin Purse FO and Free pattern

Linen Stitch Coin Purse FO and Free pattern

Today I have a finished object fresh from the needles, and a free downloadable pattern to share. Today I am cooking with gas. Last night I completed a small but colourful coin purse. Made in linen stitch it is strong and sturdy with very little […]

WIP: Thrills And Pills

WIP: Thrills And Pills

The Blue Winter hat is gathering pace as it approaches the finishing post. Despite being a nice, simple hat, this project represents a few minor firsts for me. For a start, I never knit with, or wear, blue. So, why did I buy this yarn? […]

New Balls Please

New Balls Please

Emergency yarn from the Bay of E has arrived.

It may look unassuming, but this ball of yarn is a saviour. I couldn’t source a ball from the same dye-lot as the two I was originally knitting the hat with, and this salvage skein is significantly different in tone, hue and saturation from the original, and even the sheen of the yarn is different. The blue of the eBay purchase has a yellow undertone and just doesn’t have the saturation of the yarn I had bought in the Bluebird Beads closing sale, but as I am loathe to undo all of my knitting, I am going to try to slowly eek in the new shade a few lines at a time to get it to blend from one shade to another in a slow transition, even if I can’t make the difference disappear altogether.

Lesson learned.