Category Archives: knitting

Unraveled Wednesday #6.

The afghan has left the Kingdom of Squareness and entered the Empire of True Rectangularity. Unhappily, this transition has also caused the laws of physics and mathematics and knitting to no longer apply. Allow me to explain. Every mitered square … Continue reading

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Stuff in bullet form.

We are making an unscheduled road trip to Sioux Falls to deliver my 1998 Volvo to Elder Son and GF. This should make his move more pleasant. 2 adults + 12-yo girl + 120-pound dog + cat + luggage in … Continue reading

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A little navel-gazing.

Although, frankly, it’s not my own navel I am gazing at… I have always liked Steven West’s patterns. 34 items in my favorites are his; I have purchased at least eight of his patterns. Back in the early days of … Continue reading

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Road trip!

Elder Son graduates from his residency program this weekend, so we are off to Sioux Falls. It’s a six-hour trip one way, more or less, so that means… NEW PROJECT! Ahem. Yeah, I already have a portable project OTN, but … Continue reading

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Unraveled Wednesday #4.

Joining Kat for Unraveled Wednesdays! After deciding I had made enough dead baby buntings, I returned to the never-ending afghan knitting. As for unraveling, that always happens somewhere in the knitting — a dropped stitch, a forgotten decrease. On a … Continue reading

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Unraveled Wednesday #3.

  So. I made a hat. Well, not really a hat. So. What it is, exactly? It’s a stump cover. M, wife of the guy, D, who does yard word and other miscellaneous chores around here — right now he … Continue reading

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I bet you wish you had one, too.

 

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You would do the same. You know you would.

I am leaving tomorrow for a two-day conference that is a 5-hour car ride away. I am taking three (3) knitting projects. What? You wouldn’t take that many? Don’t be silly; of course you would. I’ve got the yarn all … Continue reading

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Oh, the problems of a prodigious knitter.

Karen Templar’s slow fashion posts have prompted me to question buying new clothes. Not that I have ever been a fashionista — I live in rural n.w. Wisconsin, FFS, and jeans are appropriate attire for pretty much anywhere I go. My standard … Continue reading

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Elder Son recommended an Icelandic group that he thought I might like.

He was right, but not for the reason he thought. See the lopapeysa in its natural habitat!

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