Archive for the 'doh!' Category

Laddering Down

When I put my silky wool henley on waste yarn to knit a sleeve, I tried it on and realized that I had changed the ribbing pattern too soon for my, er, bust. It fit great, but the ribbing pattern change happened at a very, er, noticable place. Heh! After finishing the first sleeve, I […]

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Time Out

I ordered some gorgeous yarn from Sundara in March, intending to make the EZ February baby sweater. sport merino in cherry blossom – yum! I was a little concerned going in — handpainted yarn + lace? Not always a good match. But since the yarn is only two colors — pink and brown — and […]

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Retail Therapy

Are you having a bad day? Did you find out at the last minute that you cannot go to something you have planned for a year? Did you accidentally break something at work and make certain people cranky? Are you stressed out from having to plan something at the last minute? Sure, go to that […]

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Purling Hurts! and Why Must I Be Haunted?

You may have noticed that I have been knitting a lot of small gauge things recently. Socks, mittens … and ignoring Rogue again. It’s not because I don’t want to work on Rogue. It’s not because it’s warm here in DC finally (in my basement it’s freezing, and that’s where I knit most often). It’s […]

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Opal

Oh, Opal, why do you do this to me… Love: for some reason, my short-row heels in Opal yarns always look better than in any other yarn: Love– I thought: I tried to match the stripes. I thought I was set when the legs matched: Finally, Hate: then I finished the heel and the striping […]

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