Category Archives: Squares

This ‘n’ that on a Sunday.

It’s county fair time! * * * * * In other news, I am trying to decide if the afghan needs to be longer how much longer the afghan needs to be. * * * * * In other knitting news, … Continue reading

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Unraveled Wednesday #7.

I finished listening to Exit West by Mohsin Hamid on the drive to Sioux Falls last week. What a good book it was. It took the story of two young people who chose to emigrate from a suspiciously Middle Eastern-flavored-but-unnamed … Continue reading

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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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Unraveled Wednesday #5.

I haven’t frogged an entire project for a few months, but that doesn’t mean there has not been frogging. The patchwork afghan grows steadily, but even simple garter stitch defeats me occasionally. As EZ pointed out long ago, ripping out … 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.

Reading. Finishing American War by Omar El Akkad. I got distracted in the middle by having to quickly read Hillbilly Elegy for my book club (more on that in a minute), but I’m back to War again. I would recommend the … Continue reading

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Squares go marching on.

One night I had an idea. What if I made a mitered square blanket, alternating white-ish squares with colored ones? It would be an easy project, although a long one, and I like knitting mitered squares. And it would be … Continue reading

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Squarely on target.

Handeyecrafts asked back in December for her readers to make 6″ squares to be sewn into blankets for charities. I am all about charity knitting, and squares, and using up odds and ends of stash, so I joined up. Kim puts out … 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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