Monthly Archives: July 2011

In the Doldrums

Is it the heat?  Is it Twitter?  My knitting output has slowed to the merest trickle, despite available time and at least one deadline looming.  Glancing over at my voluminous stash, I feel guilt and anxiety rather than joy.  How … Continue reading

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Fair Isle Frustration

Well, I ripped back the central color work portion (the black and green looked okay to me) and reknit it on double-pointed needles.  I appear to have gauge (I’ll see for sure after it’s done blocking), and I think it … Continue reading

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In Which I Apologize for Being Lame

“It’s too darn hot, too darn hot…”  –Cole Porter I’ve been barely knitting at all, barely doing anything I don’t have to do, really, because it’s so freaking hot.  Even with air conditioning, it’s like my body knows how hot … Continue reading

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Having kittens about mittens

Perhaps you have guessed that I’m not 100% thrilled with my colorwork mitten for the TKGA Level II Hand Knitting Program.   I am not a huge fan of stranded knitting, although I certainly have been moved to endure it … Continue reading

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The Wrath of Yarn

I know you’ve been eagerly awaiting my decision about what part of the TKGA Level II Program to tackle next (all 3 of you).  The answer is…the mitten!  I actually have 4 colors of Plymouth Galway, the yarn specified in … Continue reading

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Swatchy goodness

I have completed the last swatch of the TKGA Level II Hand Knitting Program: inset pocket. The next step is…what?  My choices are the “history of knitting” report, the book reviews, the argyle sock, the vest, and the mitten.  Since … Continue reading

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Ich muss die Wollmeise Garn gehaben!

Wollmeise: the word that makes sock yarn aficionados sigh and glaze over with longing. What’s the deal here? Color.  Color is the deal, my friends.  Saturated, amazing, creative color. Need I really say more? Now, I just need to actually … Continue reading

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