Archive for the 'giftin’' Category

Secretive

tricksy, I am? Sunday afternoon cast ons for company visiting later this week. Will I finish in time? We shall see!

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monday morning

monday morning, coffee & habitat The current holiday knit in progress. I fear this color of Cascade 220 Superwash (black heather) is too black. I may have to get another color and knit a second.

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FO: Porom

I managed to complete a holiday knit for a family member. porom detail, high contrast Porom, designed by Jared Flood (b r o o k l y n t w e e d). I knit it in Cascade Yarns Cash Vero DK on US3 (rib at brim) and US5 (majority of hat). It took me […]

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Porom in Progress

Another holiday knit in progress. almost decreasing I’m really enjoying this one. It’s a fairly mindless stitch pattern but one I’ve always loved. The yarn is new for me to work with and I love how soft it is. I like the match of pattern to yarn so much that I was considering making another. […]

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A Hug from Afar

The only real downside to living on the west coast is that it is not as easy to see our families. We can’t just zip down the road or around the beltway to see our siblings or parents. It requires days of driving or a 5 hour plane flight — both of which we are […]

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Happy Birthday to Mom!

I’m a week late blogging this — mostly because I was back on the east coast for Mom’s birthday! squishy garter I knit Mom a triangular shawl in Berroco Ultra Alpaca [purple triangle on ravelry]. I worked a standard center and outside increase and finished the edge with feather and fan. I like how it […]

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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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Sonya’s Neckwarmer

A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers lost her mother unexpectedly. I’ve been thinking about her a lot. It has been over five years since my father died unexpectedly, but those feelings never really leave you completely. I got it in my head that I wanted to knit her something. I dug through the […]

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A Quick Note

Phew! I finished the big handknit project for this holiday — a sweater for one of my sisters (I hope she doesn’t read this post before tomorrow afternoon!) based on a sweater I’ve long been inspired by — Adrian’s (Hello Yarn!) Wave Yoke Sweater. I even swiped her wave pattern for the yoke! I added […]

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Blog What?

I had a nice long Thanksgiving weekend, though I did not get nearly as much knitting, spinning, or other things done as I had planned. I did frog, restart, and finish a sleeve for a yoked sweater using my handspun and Cascade 220: sleeve one down I think I am in love with this sleeve. […]

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