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Swatching Saves Lives (or wasted time anyway)

Yesterday, cajoled by E (PokingMyEyesOut), I finally bought the pattern Kingscot (designed by Norah Gaughan, published in the Winter Twist Collective) and sat down to swatch the cables to see how it looked in the Rowanspun DK I have set aside for temp housing. On US4 needles, the fabric is really, really airy. I need […]

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Summer of Babies

I feel like I have been knitting for babies non-stop this summer! Gender-Neutral BSJ [flickr] I finished another wonderful Baby Surprise Jacket. I thought it would be a little less amazing the second time — but no, I was just as amazed as the first time at how this weird-looking mostly-flat piece of garter stitch […]

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Secrets and More Secrets

The knitting ’round these parts has been secret upon secret– and the blog suffers! But here’s a no-longer-a-secret-project: Winter and mini-clapotis [flickr- E took this photo] I knit E (PokingMyEyesOut) a mini-Clapotis as a sort of hostess-type gift in some Socks That Rock Silkie in Stormy Weather. The yarn reminded me of her dogs Winter […]

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Administrivia: Site Down

Just a quick FYI: the site will be down for a period of time this weekend while my WSP moves a bunch of servers to their new datacenter. They suggest a 12 hour window from midnight eastern (GMT -4) through noon on Saturday, 22 March 2008. Working in the industry, I think this is a […]

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Problems and Solutions

Problem: I have perpetually cold hands. I hate wearing mittens, and I often need non-slippery fingertips. I spend a lot of time in ice rinks this time of year and while I wear hockey gloves when I’m on the ice, I have trouble holding a cup of coffee while wearing them off the ice (ha!). […]

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red red red!

Admin: A couple of people have been having problems leaving comments. Can you please shoot me an email if you are? Thanks! -=- It’s no secret that red is my favorite color. red merino Can you blame me? This is my first 3-ply on a wheel. The fiber is a kettle-dyed merino from handpaintedyarn.com/Malabrigo. It […]

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Somewhere In Between the Madness

This weekend and next week are/have been completely insane and action-packed. Somehow in the middle of everything I’ve found the time to: how serious she looks! Teach my youngest sister the knit stitch. She mentioned a few weeks ago that she was thinking about learning how to knit. We had a few minutes in between […]

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Obsessions

Kristina (Yarnsticks) asked yesterday what we are all currently obsessing over. I responded in her comments, but though I’d also elaborate a little about one of my current obsessions. 4oz of superwash merino from Hello Yarn (big top) Spinning is at the top of my list right now. I have been thinking about learning new […]

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Home Again, Home Again

DH and I returned home Saturday evening after a week+ in gorgeous, sunny, warm Florida. We did a lot of fishing, played with the dogs, and I managed to find some time to finish my Something Red Purple! I love the sweater so much that it is requiring a lot of effort to not allow […]

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Alive and Well

I am still around. Knitting? A little. No spinning. What does that mean? Nothing to blog. Why have I been so sparse? A combination of the holidays, my job, the Caps recent homestand and the fact that I have been living at the ice skating rink. Unless I learn how to pause time, I don’t […]

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