Archive for November, 2009

morning glazed carrots

A REALLY crappy photo (the camera fell and uh, partially broke last week plus it’s not even light outside yet), but: mmmmmalabrigo Doesn’t everyone get up and wind (tangled freaking hanks of) yarn at 6am?

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New Lust

be still my heart I haven’t been buying much yarn — small quantities for defined gifts mostly. I have plenty. The allure is not as compelling. Most of the time. yarn hug But I’ve been thinking about knitting a fingering weight sweater for myself lately and that’s a weight I don’t have a sweater’s quantity […]

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Mad Hatter

one mad hatter My youngest sister is out here visiting again due to a well-timed business trip. I got it in my head that she should arrive to a new hat. Why? Why not? from the back Some leftover Cascade 109, big needles (US10), and Rosi G’s (the soapy knitter)’s Capitan Hat… win! mad Except […]

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Modern Quilts

After having some painful dental work done today, I dropped by the library to pick up a couple of books. maybe I should apply GTD to crafting I’ve had The Modern Quilt Workshop on my “interested” list for a while. I kept coming across really awesome quilts on flickr from it. Just a few examples […]

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Tawashi, Man

the winner Back in June, I made a few tawashi. I used them some, storing their colorful selves near the kitchen sink and tossing them in the washer and dryer with the towels every week (they go in dirty and gross but come out looking brand new. magic!). In September we moved into this house […]

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Madrona 2010

E (PokingMyEyesOut) and I went to Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat last February and had a good time in the Latvian Mittens class with Beth Brown-Reinsel. my completed mitten The class list for 2010 Madrona has been released. I see a few classes I’d like to take — fair isle yoke design, Komi designs, and […]

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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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Musing on Nexts…

Sometimes thinking about the next project is the most fun part. this or this or something else entirely? I’ve been thinking about henleys. I love henleys. The details of a henley push the top from a plain old thing to something with a little bit more interest. These two henley style sweaters — Slinky Ribs […]

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sanity, preserved

sanity check excuse my duvet cover and flash light! When knitting large sweaters in the round from the bottom-up, I like to do a sanity check before I get too far. I slipped Fugl onto some scrap yarn and compared it to Cobblestone, which fits the way N likes. Success! Now to put it back […]

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Vested

There has been a movement to make this month Vestvember (flickr | ravelry). hey, the ribbing is done I’ve been focusing on Habitat and Fugl, but I pulled out this just-barely-started Honeycomb (ravelry | my project page) and shook it out. I haven’t touched it since July, when we had that crazy-Seattle-heatwave. Maybe I’ll pick […]

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