Archive for September, 2007

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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Well-Timed

A package arrived in the mail today from E (Poking My Eyes Out). Somehow in the middle of all of her craziness, she found the time to mail me a book! books for research Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor looks to be a wealth of information on Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish traditional knitting and […]

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Deserved

Rogue Kells tall one, Manos cardigan After a long day (week!) at work followed by moving 2.5 cubic yards of mulch in an hour, I figure I deserve a tall cool one and some knitting time. Don’t you agree? Happy weekending!

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Mollusc Wensleydale

My goal was a manos-like fairly low-twist single. I didn’t quite get that, but close enough. I started out spinning from the fold but didn’t like how thin I was making it, so I switched to spinning it long-draw. I’m still having some issues making myself treadle slower than I draft. There was also a […]

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FO: Cobblestone

It seems like eons since I finished an adult human sized sweater. it’s done! DH tried it on and said, “it’s like a fisherman’s sweater! One I can get covered in fish guts and that’s okay!” Er, not quite. But okay, honey. I love fishing just as much as you do. he likes it, he […]

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Monogamous

Project monogamy and not much knitting time makes for not much of interest to blog! At least when the project is a 50″ mostly stockinette sweater for the lovely DH. [I'm very much enjoying knitting it, but there's uh, not much of interest to see just yet. Maybe when I get to the yoke and […]

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