Archive for December, 2008

2008: The Year of the… Hat?

I admit, I didn’t expect to look back on the year and see so many hats. It was E (PokingMyEyesOut) who mentioned offhand that I knit a lot of hats this year. year of the hat — details at flickr I checked out my ravelry project list and E was right! The mosaic above shows […]

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No More Dang Accessories, ThankYouVeryMuch

I landed in Seattle almost two weeks ago with a couple of projects in my bag. One I completed (Selbu Modern), one I have yet to start (Reykjavik mittens– though mine will be gloves). Then there were a couple of yarn acquisitions and finished projects (details on that tomorrow). At this point I was sick […]

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New Books

On Friday, E (PokingMyEyesOut) and I took a ride downtown to Uwajimaya Village and the large bookstore there, Kinokuniya. We were on the lookout for a handful of Japanese knitting books. mm books [flickr] I found the one I have been looking for off and on for years — with the Am Kamin pattern (a […]

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Bandwagon Beret

I finally finished this beret on Boxing Day. beret on a plate anyone? [flickr] It’s cute. crappy mirror shot, I am not feeling well [flickr]

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From the Other Coast

We got lucky and managed to complete our move from DC to Seattle in spite of the snow that started coming down in Seattle on Thursday, the day we flew. My laptop (and card reader) is currently MIA, held hostage by UPS: EMERGENCY CONDITIONS BEYOND UPS’ CONTROL. Wonderful! It’s okay though — everyone is here, […]

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Swatching Saves Lives (or wasted time anyway)

Yesterday, cajoled by E (PokingMyEyesOut), I finally bought the pattern Kingscot (designed by Norah Gaughan, published in the Winter Twist Collective) and sat down to swatch the cables to see how it looked in the Rowanspun DK I have set aside for temp housing. On US4 needles, the fabric is really, really airy. I need […]

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Lack of Progress

selbu modern I am painfully slow knitting this. I keep picking it up when I have a spare 15 minutes, looking at it, and putting it back down. Part of this is not being up to the mental task of reading a chart and part of this is that I am not happy with my […]

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FO: Plain Ol’ Socks!

squishy finished socks We’re moving in less than two weeks and between the house being up for sale, getting things ready for the movers, and some big development projects at work, I don’t have much knitting time. The few minutes of free time I do get, I’m too braindead to knit anything complicated. Sportweight plain […]

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