Category Archives: knitting

Butterflies are a theme for the week

We had a butterfly visitor to our kale over the weekend. It landed, checked out the scene. Ginger kitty got nose to nose with it, trying to make friends. It was really cute. (The butterfly was not interested in being … Continue reading

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One more row

I started a new shawl this weekend, even though I had a perfectly lovely shawl already started. I wanted something that wasn’t going to require a lot of concentration. Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public Day, and I wanted … Continue reading

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Spring Shawls

It’s going to be in the 90s this weekend, so we’ve skipped the spring and gone straight to the summer. But, even the summer sometimes has chilly nights and I am inspired to continue knitting by my newly finished mitts. … Continue reading

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Mitts

It’s amazing how fast something can be finished once you have it organized. So, here they are, my mitts. I used self-striping yarn. Few things are as great as self-striping yarn. You get a pattern and you don’t have to … Continue reading

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Two at a Time

I like to knit socks two at a time. It sounds crazy. I know. But, it has its benefits. I can’t lose the pattern between sock 1 and sock 2. I don’t have to remember if I added a row … Continue reading

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Knitting

I used to knit about twelve projects a year. I liked knitted socks and shawls. Occasionally I’d toss in a hat or a pair of gloves, maybe a scarf. But, for the past three years or so first the number … Continue reading

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Looking at my knitting

So, I started a project in the dark days of winter simply because I wanted something bright to look at. I started a garter trap. Everything about the project was strategic. I picked annoyingly bright yarn from my stash. It … Continue reading

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The First Rule of Yarn Club

Is that you talk about yarn. The second rule of yarn club is that you think about yarn. The third rule of yarn club is that obsess about yarn. Yarn. So, anticipating that this year would be a difficult year … Continue reading

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Knitting

In my last post a mentioned that I’ve been traveling. I brought knitting with me, of course I did. I started Deborah Frank’s Dark Passenger. I haven’t touched it since I started it. Normally, when I go a long time … Continue reading

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The Quarter Stitch

Now that we’ve passed the Solstice and summer has officially begun I’ve been thinking about my summer knitting projects. In particular, I’ve thought about one of the new projects I am hoping to start this summer, The Exploration Station. It … Continue reading

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