Monthly Archives: March 2011

The future is now!

How incredibly cool!  I got an email advertising Gudrun Johnston’s new book Shetland Trader, Book One. 10 of Gudrun’s lovely patterns photographed by Jared Flood!  And Ysolda Teague is one of the models!  And here’s the kicker: it’s available instantly … Continue reading

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Making mistakes at the speed of sound

I’m a pretty fast knitter.  I’ve never clocked myself, but I don’t think I’d be too embarrassed in a speed knitting contest (although I doubt I come anywhere near Miriam Tegels or Hazel Tindall).  Today it seems that this just … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Comfort

This arrived in my mailbox today.  It’s a skein of Three Irish Girls McClellan Fingering in the colorway Glimpse.  This is a very special colorway.  The amazing Sharon the Yarnista created this colorway in honor of a mutual online friend … Continue reading

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Holy slog-fest, Batman!

Oh my.  I am on Swatch #9, my friends.  And there are 24 swatches.  Then there are the projects, and of course I am working on the questions as I work on the swatches.  Don’t forget the history paper and … Continue reading

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Nudibranchs!

This is totally fun: A Good Yarn  (https://www.agoodyarnsarasota.com), a yarn shop in Florida, has commissioned yarn colorways based on photographs of sea life.  Three Irish Girls made a colorway based on this  photo of Dusky Nembrotha Nudibranchs. How cool is … Continue reading

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To a “T”…and a bunny

It’s a tiny little t-shirt!  It’s a snow angel!  It’s…Swatch #6! Swatch #6 (TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program Level II) mimics what you do when you attach a drop-shoulder sleeve to the body of the sweater.  You have to seam … Continue reading

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I’m just ribbing you…

My progress through the swatches of the TKGA Hand Knitting Masters Program Level II continues slowly but surely.  Swatch 5 requires seaming together 2 pieces of K2P2 rib so that the ribbing continues unbroken across the seam.  Here’s my offering: … Continue reading

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No, don’t throw me in that cashmere patch!

I don’t know about you, but I have noticed a rise in the number of cashmere-blend hand-dyed sock yarns recently.  As far as I can tell, this falls into the category of Good Things, especially since, for the most part, … Continue reading

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Barricaded in

Due to the presence of a Sticky-Fingered Oompa Loompa in my abode, I have to barricade myself in with my knitting to work on the TKGA swatches.  This is more due to paperwork than actual knitting.  I need to have … Continue reading

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Seaming the seeds

Triumph!  Swatch 3 is seamed and blocked.  The grey bits near the bottom right are where I duplicate stitched in the starting end of the seaming yarn, which is supposed to contrast with the swatch yarn.  I have never before … Continue reading

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