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Pick up artist

Okay, this is so not about dating.  TKGA Level II, Swatch #23 is “picking up stitches.”  Amazingly, I learned something new right away.  I have always picked up stitches along a bind-off one stitch in each bound-off stitch.  WRONG!  (Shades … Continue reading

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Spacing Out (buttonholes)

The buttonholes are spaced.  The issue is not where to put them, but how to explain it. This is 2011.  In order to space 4 buttonholes evenly across a 35-stitch horizontal band, I turned to my (hopefully) trusty new iPod … Continue reading

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The party’s over…

…so back to the buttonholes.  An uninspiring photo, but: It’s a vertical band; the photo is sideways!  Next up: buttonhole spacing in a horizontal band.  I will be using the calculator just released from Knitting Software – ButtonWizard for iPhone.  I … 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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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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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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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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