Category Archives: Yarn

You just never know when yarn will come in handy.

I bought a couple pairs of Dansko clogs ($31 on Amazon! Normally >$100! Score!) this fall. One pair is large enough that I can wear my normal half-sole arch supports in them, but the other is one metric size smaller. … Continue reading

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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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Color me blue.

There has been a need in my wardrobe for a solid blue sweater, and earlier this fall LLBean helped me fill that void. One navy blue long cardigan, one turqoise-ish pullover, and a cornflower blue cardigan all came to live … Continue reading

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Sweater thoughts.

I have the itch to cast on a sweater for myself; a nice cardigan or something with cables or maybe something simple knit from gorgeous yarn. But I am Being A Grownup. My first priority must be to Finish All Most … Continue reading

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How I matched the colors.

I know you are all thinking, How did she figure out how to match the colors for the [Lilo &] Stitch? Since I am all about being helpful and transparent, here is a short tutorial in Matching Color To An Image … Continue reading

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Road trip!

Elder Son graduates from his residency program this weekend, so we are off to Sioux Falls. It’s a six-hour trip one way, more or less, so that means… NEW PROJECT! Ahem. Yeah, I already have a portable project OTN, but … Continue reading

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Monday bonus!

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I got a package!

Thank you, Kim! This was delightful! (I won her first Countdown to Contests contest. She is counting down to the Knitters’ Hunk and Knitters’ Chick contest. Go look at her blog. Enter the KH and KC contests. Kim gives great … Continue reading

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This week’s knitting.*

Yarns: Zwerger Garn Opal Schafpate ‘8903 Silberdistel‘ and Kollage Yarns Sock-a-licious 7803. Needles: US#2-1/2  (foot and ankle) and US#4 (leg). Pattern: Wendy’s Generic Toe-Up Sock. Note that the legs are done in 1×1 ribbing. That is slower to knit, but … Continue reading

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Things that make me say, “Hmm…”

How do yarn shops, awash in scores of skeins of wool yarn, deal with moths? (Asking for a friend.) * * * * * We have all seen the hexipuff blankets bouncing around the interwebz. Whenever I see someone making the … Continue reading

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