Archive for March, 2006

Never Say Never

After yesterday’s inexpensive trip to my LYS at lunchtime, I really did feel like I was sick. No sock yarn? No patterns? Something must be wrong. Then yesterday evening something surprising happened that lead me to believe perhaps my illness had spread to DH: E (of poking my eyes out – check out her finished […]

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Please Check My Temperature

After a particularly frustrating morning at work followed by 20 minutes of looking for the new location of my bank with no luck, I went to one of my LYSes to pick up a needle and browse the sale nook for springtime yarns. I found some interesting items in the sale nook — rowan cork […]

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Unveiling

Back in November or October or so, I came up with a brilliant idea. I asked E (of poking my eyes out) if she wanted to participate. She agreed and we started musing in our over-engineering ways. The idea was a knit patchwork afghan of squares for a mutual friend’s wedding gift. I had not […]

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Knoxville, Ho!

My best friend from high school got married this past weekend in Knoxville, TN. E of poking my eyes out and her DH flew into DC, and the four of us drove down to TN in DH’s truck. E and I spent the drive down curled up in the back seat knitting. E finished her […]

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A Quick Note

I am back from Knoxville and a fantastic wedding. I have approximately 1000 emails to catch up on (I’m not exaggerating!) so if you are expecting an email from me, I’m so sorry! I should get back to you in the next day or two. Shortly, I will also share the small amount of stash […]

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Tink is a Very Bad Word

On Sunday I was zooming along on my Lace Leaf Shawl when I got to the end of a row and realized that my counts were off. By a lot. Uh oh. And my lifeline was one and a half pattern repeats back — I was waiting until I got 2 or 3 repeats in […]

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SockapalOOOza Update Time

It’s Monday, time for my sockapalOOOza update! After the curse of the broken Lantern Moon needle (which they offered to replace, hooray!), I went out and bought the Susan Bates Silvalume sockknitting set and swapped out the Lantern Moon for the beautiful, pointy, slippery, cheap needles. I also changed the pattern! I was using a […]

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Lace is Addictive

I’ve never worked on a real lace project before. Sure, I’ve made feather and fan socks, but I’ve never made anything as grand as a lace shawl and I really wanted to try it. one small bit of the lace leaf shawl I started the Lace Leaf Shawl (a Evelyn A Clark Fiber Trends pattern) […]

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Happy (Early) St. Patrick’s Day!

From me and my ribby top to you! the more pictures I try to get of myself in knitwear, the more I think I should recruit DH to take the pictures I finished the knitting on this sweater last weekend and the seaming and single crochet trim neckline on Monday evening. I am wearing it […]

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Socks for Others

Making socks for others is equal parts exciting and vexing. It’s not so much the size difference and inability to try something on as you wear it, but more the need to pick a good yarn, pattern, combined with making something you are happy to give to someone else, and most of all, making something […]

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