Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cable insanity

Well, I discovered (the hard way, of course) what the TKGA Masters of the Universe were angling at when they required that the cable swatches be no larger than 7 x 10″ but include at least 2 multiples and 3 … Continue reading

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Kamikaze robin

My house is under attack.  I have only managed to get one photo of the demented culprit: Hard to tell from the back, but it’s a robin.  This demented avian has been repeatedly flying at our windows and pecking, for … Continue reading

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Of lace and rainy days

Things have been a bit hectic at Chez IKOM, but I finally got to settle in to finish another lace swatch.  As I mentioned before, I started one only to have it looking Not Quite Right.  Through the wonders of … Continue reading

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Duck, duck…flamingo?

I saw the strangest thing at the zoo this past weekend: a copycat duck. What is that duck in the center thinking?  “Gee, maybe it would be comfortable to sleep standing on one leg with my neck tucked into my … Continue reading

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Of moochers and lace

The Oompa Loompa is a Class A Mooch.  Like most small children, she thinks that what I am eating is infinitely more interesting than what she has on her plate – even if it’s more of the same thing.  It’s … Continue reading

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Ah, that’s better.

“I learn, Mr. Fawlty.  I learn, I learn.”  Finally, here is the corrected Swatch #10, with the decreases made every other right side row. I’ve been rather slow this week on swatches; I’ve only cast on and knit the first inch … Continue reading

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Is there a local chapter of YCA?

I think I’m addicted to yarn clubs.  Mostly sock yarn clubs.  I first joined a yarn club two or three years ago.  Last year I belonged to 4 or 5, some monthly, some bimonthly, some occasional.  Most are time-limited, but … Continue reading

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Springtime turns our minds to folly

Today I will provide one-stop shopping for witty April Fool’s blogs, mostly to share the joy but also to cover up my lack of forethought and planning (and perhaps wit). Shocking!  Franklin throws in the (knitted) towel. Adventures in finishing … Continue reading

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