Category Archives: knitting

A Knitter’s Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA, and I like to take this time to think about all the things for which I am grateful. The part of that I want to share with you: things I am thankful for, as a … Continue reading

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Never look gift yarn in the mouth

…or something like that. A very good friend of mine invited me to a “Yarn Riot” sale about a week before Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool. I was both working and saving my pennies for the orgy of yarn shopping I … Continue reading

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Fall getting you down? A short rumination on the moods of dyers.

Evidently a lot of independent yarn dyers are getting sad that fall is approaching. I received yarn from three clubs today.  Here they are: Now, I love grey, but this is a little uncanny, don’t you think? All three of … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool – is that a llama I see before me?

Wow. I just got back from the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. My wallet is lighter and my stash is bigger. I met some amazing people, saw incredible knitted items, and ate some pretty yummy food. I played Rhinebeck Bingo, … Continue reading

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Darn it! There’s a hole in my hand knit sock!!

The temperature has dropped around here, and I pulled out my hand knit socks last week. I was wandering around the house today, when I became aware of a strange sensation: linoleum meeting my foot. I was quite surprised to … Continue reading

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Knitter’s Block

The knitting slump has continued, and I blame the computer. It’s too interesting. So, I have taken the bull by the horns and started a couple new projects. The ostrich feather lace kerchief is a design by Dawn Prickett which uses … Continue reading

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Mitten, mitten, who’s got the mitten?

I think that The Mitten is done.  I still need to write up whatever-it-is-that-must-be-written-up about it, but the knitting is done (it still needs a blocking, however):  I went back to my original color scheme, went up a needle size … Continue reading

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Fair Isle Fun – take 3

I think I have mentioned that I hate The Mitten.  I may be making friends with it now though.  I’m working it again (that’s mitten #3 for those keeping score), this time going up a needle size for the fair … Continue reading

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The Mitten of Oppression

TKGA Level 2: Fair Isle Mitten.  Such annoying words.  I have now knit this mitten twice, and I still don’t really like it.  I’m trying to convince myself to submit this mitten, but I’m not too sure it will pass … Continue reading

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“In Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire…

…hurricanes hardly ever happen.”  But I live on the upper East Coast of the US, so they do.  I’ve been a little taken up with hurricane preparation and the return to normal, so it’s been a bit since I blogged. … Continue reading

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