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So Long, Grey

Winter in Seattle is very grey. Sure, the trees and moss and even my lawn are green, but there’s not much color beyond that. I seem to be fighting it with the current knits: chevron cowl antler baby cardigan lanesplitter I have a neutral in the mix, too. follow your arrow mystery knit

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Rockin’ and Rollin’

rolling rock A few days after I finished my Ambergris, I started Thea Colman’s design, Rolling Rock [ravelry], in Cephalopod Yarns Bugga!, 8 Spotted Crab Spider. I’m a sucker for a henley and I’ve been craving some simple lace. A sweater in sportweight yarn (on US3 needles!) may be difficult for me to complete, but […]

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Ambergris, Done

ambergris Hey, I finished a sweater [ravelry]. Ambergris, designed by Ann Weaver [ravelry] Knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Tern, approximately 7 skeins. US8 needles. Modifications: Most obvious change- lowered the neckline significantly. I also cast on the large size at the hip but decreased to the smallest size at the shoulders. The shoulders could […]

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Sleeves as Distraction

I finished the body of Ambergris and tried it on. Even with my modifications, it is too large above the bust. It fits fine at the bust and below. I need to rip back, probably all the way to the bottom of the armpit. There will be a lot more math. But I wasn’t feeling […]

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Two Steps Forward, One Back

I started a sweater, Ann Weaver’s Ambergris from White Whale Vol II. I made some progress. a start Then I made a mistake I didn’t catch until a few inches (4) later. a mistake It bugged me. So I ripped it back. a rip Now we reknit. This time hopefully without mistakes.

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Marin Tries Me

Earlier this year I ordered a skein of Bugga! from Cephalopod Yarns. I didn’t have any plans for it. Then Ysolda released a pattern, Marin, in a yarn whose makeup seemed to be exactly like that of Bugga! A perfect match. marin I personally had some issues with this project — I thought I misunderstood […]

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Birthday Lavanda

I try to knit my niece a garment every year. As she gets older and larger, I think I may have to adjust this, but I did accomplish knitting her a sweater for her 5th birthday this August. Lavanda Originally I planned to knit this sweater, Lavanda, with the hood and pockets (of course pockets!). […]

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Greenie Gramps

Friends of mine from college had a super cute little boy earlier this summer. I had to knit him a sweater. I had to! Gramps Cardi I loved every minute. cardi Kate Oates’ Gramps Cardigan, my ravelry project page. Knit in MadelineTosh Vintage in Moorland. I did not follow the pattern instructions for the collar […]

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My Skelf

For holidays last year, Mom sent me Ysolda Teague’s Little Red in the City. While reading the book, I felt a surprising urge to knit Skelf, a mostly reverse stockinette pullover with some fun details. I had never considered knitting the sweater before that point, despite mulling over the projects in advance. Skelf I pulled […]

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Low Hanging Fruit

Occasionally at work I’ll get into a funk where I feel like I’m not getting anything done. In an effort to bring up my confidence, I’ll look for a couple of quick and easy tasks that need doing and accomplish them. I’ve been looking at my ravelry projects page and grimacing recently, feeling like I’m, […]

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