Category Archives: Cowls

Bits and bobs.

It was surprising to me how many readers have family stories that involve a stuffed animal. Ninlouise’s story made me LOL. I guess those fluffy little critters are really important to us. * * * * * I have kinda … Continue reading

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FO Friday: do I hear…?

Pattern: Underlying Structures by Jennifer Kirchenbauer. When I saw this pattern on MadameDafargeKnits, I knew I had to make it. Yarn: Plymouth DK Superwash, color 1131. Needles: US#5. As I said on the Ravelry page, I was fascinated immediately when … Continue reading

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Sunday random.

The Ten Wealthiest Musicians: 1. Andrew Lloyd Weber $1.2B 2. Paul McCartney $800M 3. Bono $600M 4. Bing Crosby $550M 5. Sean “Diddy” Combs $550M 6. Mariah Carey $500M 7. Jay-Z $475M 8. Dolly Parton $450M 9. Jimmy Buffet $400M … Continue reading

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Knitting adventures.

  I saw this photo on Madame Dafarge Knits or some other knitting Tumblr and was struck by how easy it looked to reverse engineer. The photo has been sitting on my desktop for a couple weeks while I worked … Continue reading

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FO Friday.

It’s a cowl! No, it’s a headband! No, it’s both! This is the cowl I made to cement the brioche stitch in my mind and in my muscle memory. When it was done and I tried it on, I realized … Continue reading

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Sometimes I knit wicked good and sometimes not. Guess which one this this post is about.

Example of "sometimes not". Oh, sure, that looks like one completed sock and one done nearly to the heel. But it is not. It is one completed sock and another in the process of being frogged back to its roots.  … Continue reading

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Knitting from stash.

I declared, back in January 2013, that I would not buy any yarn EVER until I had knitted down my stash to a level wherein it contained only random onesie-twosie balls of yarn. Although I have not been completely faithful … Continue reading

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What did you knit on your road trip, Katâ„¢?

I started the Ann Arbor/New York trip with: a second sock OTN: the linen stitch scarf OTN: a cake of yarn for a second cowl like this one. In a fit of unbridled optimism I also brought along the Fairfield … Continue reading

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  At the risk — too late! too late! — of offending everyone who is shivering right now, I must proclaim that I am loving this winter.  I fully admit that my enjoyment is made possible by a number of … Continue reading

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What I knit in 2013.

Hover over the photos to see the comments. Twelve squares.   Five baby bibs.      Four pairs of socks.*       Four pairs fingerless gloves of varying lengths.       Four hats.     Four dishcloths.   … Continue reading

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