Category Archives: knitting

This week’s knitting.*

Yarns: Zwerger Garn Opal Schafpate ‘8903 Silberdistel‘ and Kollage Yarns Sock-a-licious 7803. Needles: US#2-1/2  (foot and ankle) and US#4 (leg). Pattern: Wendy’s Generic Toe-Up Sock. Note that the legs are done in 1×1 ribbing. That is slower to knit, but … Continue reading

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To the frog pond, part 2.

While I found myself in a frogging mood, I unraveled another thing that had been a WIP since at least November 2014. It is a little hard to tell from the photo, but the edge of the shawl was w-a-y … Continue reading

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More knitting.

For the past couple years I have knitted something to contribute to an annual silent auction in May. 2015:   2016:   2017: Since this fundraiser is supports progressive causes, I think I will knit a couple pussyhats, too.

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Things that make me say, “Hmm…”

How do yarn shops, awash in scores of skeins of wool yarn, deal with moths? (Asking for a friend.) * * * * * We have all seen the hexipuff blankets bouncing around the interwebz. Whenever I see someone making the … Continue reading

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Hi ho, hi ho! It’s off to the [frog] pond we go…

It was almost three years ago when I started the Fairfield sweater. I knit the back to the armholes, then started the sleeves, knitting them both at the same time in an effort to ensure that they would be the … Continue reading

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The tale of a hat.

Back in aught-ten I won some yarn in a Webs contest that I didn’t even know that I had entered. The yarns were lovely, but I thought that the red and the blue were too luscious for socks (red is 80/20 … Continue reading

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Knitting on a Sunday.

Remember this afghan? No? Here are some photos to remind you. When I put this down last April it was nine squares wide and four squares long. I have been working on it for a couple weeks, and it is … Continue reading

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Knitting: a handy hobby.

Smokey has a massager similar to this except that his has a motor in the shaft so that the tip of the crook vibrates. He has been using it on his knee in a sort of acupressure-ish way to relieve … Continue reading

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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.

If these look familiar, it is because I made another pair exactly the same for a friend last month. What can I say? That yarn was perfect for both recipients. The only problem with these was that I grabbed the … Continue reading

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