Monthly Archives: May 2011

Color me exclusive, limited time only!

As if we need more enticement to buy sock yarn, there seems to have been an explosion lately of “limited edition” hand-dyed yarns from the larger dyers.  Some companies have paired with shops to offer “exclusive” colorways (Lorna’s Laces with … Continue reading

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The fiddly bits

Is there anything fiddlier in knitting than buttonholes?  We want them neat and tidy, evenly spaced, and the right size for our chosen buttons.  Then when the garment is buttoned, we can’t see them at all (unless they gap horribly, … Continue reading

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Master of my (cable) domain

Cable flare?  Feh! I’m digging this, even though it took a lot of swatching to accomplish.  I’m not so sure I like my increase at the bottom left of the left-hand cable, but in general this turned out pretty well. … Continue reading

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What is the sound of one needle knitting?

Has this happened to you? Knit knit knit knit knit knit knit -measure-.  Sigh.  Knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit -measure-.  Sigh.  Knit knit knit -measure-. Groan.  Knit knit knit knit  knit knit … Continue reading

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Queue Explosion

Darn you, Knitscene, isn’t my Ravelry queue long enough?  I generally hate “summer knitting” – all those lacy tops real women can’t wear without flashing nipples, scarves meant for “chilly summer nights” (where do they have these??).  “Summer cardigans” to … Continue reading

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Moth hysteria and more cables

Miss Curly Top came in from playing at the neighbors’ house, carrying a plastic beach bucket with a mesh lid.  “What’s that?” I asked.  “It’s not ours.”  “Yes, I know,” she replied.  “My friend said I could keep the moth … Continue reading

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