Category Archives: knitting

Stuff.

More stuff in bullet form: A week or so ago I watched a loon struggle with a fish. It was happening  pretty far away across the lake, and even with binoculars — which sit on my desk year-round for just … Continue reading

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Stuff in bullet form.

We are in Zuni, New Mexico, to visit Elder Son and family. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen the photos from the 3-1/2 day drive to get here. A few highlights of my recent life: My car … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Current Affairs, knitting, New Mexico, Politics, national, Polk County politics, Shawls, Travel, What's going on | 8 Comments

Unraveled.

The Carbeth preliminaries: Decide on yarn. Given that a 100% wool DK- or worsted-weight sweater is often too warm for me (hello, post-menopausal self!), Berroco Vintage — only 40% wool and machine-washable and -dryable — was the perfect choice. Order … Continue reading

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Unraveled Wednesday 2/28/18.

Really, really unraveled. Remember that post a few days ago when I was all giddy about ordering yarn for a Carbeth? Yeah, the best laid plans, yadda, yadda. I went to the doctor on Monday to have my shoulder checked out. … Continue reading

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Because I am nothing if not late to the party.

Have you seen all the Carbeths on Instagram and Ravelry and on blogs? Many are a solid (or solid tweed) color. sd Others are a bit more colorful. as Even pets get into the Carbeth act. sd I have resisted … Continue reading

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Ten questions.

I happened on this on nothingbutknit’s blog. You can join in in the comments or on your own blog, just leave a link in the comments. My answers are below: Your earliest memory of sewing/crafting? What is your most beautiful make? … Continue reading

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My year in knitting, with a bit of crochet thrown in for variety.

Potholders, two.   Fingerless mitts, four pairs.   Mittens, one pair.   Socks, one pair.   Dead baby buntings, several.   Stump covers, two.   Hats, lots.   Cowls, one.   Scarves, one.   Sweaters, zero.   Afghans, one.   … Continue reading

Posted in afghan, Baby stuff, Cowls, Crochet, Fingerless mitts, hats, knitting, Mittens, Scarves, Socks | 4 Comments

S.A.B.L.E.

I started an analysis of my knitting future a while back. This is the kind of thing math geeks do for fun. Download stash from Ravelry into an Excel s/s. Total up the “yards remaining” column. (140,000, more or less) … Continue reading

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Three on Thursday: FOs.

Three things I have finished recently: This hat for donation. I just felt like knitting a hat, so I did. Stranded colorwork is not my forte nor my pleasure, so I kept it to a minimum here. The hat is … Continue reading

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The afghan.

I started this project in March 2016 with no particular purpose. I had gotten the idea of a mitered square scrap afghan where every other square was white (-ish). It seemed like such a fun project that I gathered appropriate … Continue reading

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