Category Archives: knitting

The doldrums of shawl knitting

I’ve reached the part of shawl knitting where nothing new and exciting is happening but the shawl is not done. I love wearing shawls and I love lace knitting. There is something really soothing about doing a pattern with a … Continue reading

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Ooh! A new (old) project!

So, last week I cleaned out my storage unit and moved into a pod. There’s a story there, but let’s put a pin in it to talk about a WIP. I am so excited about doing Tour de Fleece this … Continue reading

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Snarkiness for a good cause

This is an organized effort of goodness, knitting and snarkiness and it makes me so happy. Countess Ablaze had a colorway called If I want exposure, I’ll get my tits out. It was a lovely, intense variegated pink and purple … Continue reading

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That isn’t what I meant

On Saturday, I was working on my boneyard shawl. As I was knitting, I was admiring to pooling of the colorway. I got so excited about it and I said out loud, “I can’t wait to be done!” I was … Continue reading

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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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