Category Archives: Yarn

FO Friday: the socks edition.

Thanks goodness for Ravelry. I did manage to post each of these on my Rav project page; if not for that I would have had a hard time remembering what I had knit. The gray  pair at far left is … Continue reading

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FO Friday: yarnbombing the library.

One day last June I did this. Sadly, the finished piece was about 18″ too short to cover the entire top rail of the bike rack. Lots of yarn left, maybe by next June it will be done. * * … Continue reading

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Win sock yarn for life!

Win Socks for Life! Well, the yarn, you’re on your own after that. (Vancouver, BC) “To be fair, it’s actually only a 25 year supply, so we can only hope the winner dies early to keep me an honest woman.” – … Continue reading

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A place to rest.

Gonna get ranty today. Proceed at your own risk. One thing Franklin said during  his color and design class resonated mightily with me: The eye needs a place to rest. Observe that principle’s opposite: In the hands of a master … Continue reading

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Don’t remember why I was unwinding this lovely cake of Jitterbug, but isn’t it fun to watch? That was so much fun — let’s watch some more!

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Yes, there was Yarnover.

I went to Yarnover a couple few weeks ago. No car-related incidents this time ::sigh of relief::  Oh, wait, I didn’t tell you about what happened last year. I drove into Minneapolis on the Friday to attend the instructors’ dinner; … Continue reading

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FO Friday.

Another pair of double-stranded socks. Made from these two yarns.Left, Lang Jawolle Color fingering. Right, Schachenmayr Regia Viva Color Warm feet! (Srsly, I noticed that when I wear ordinary hand-knit socks my feet are often cold when I go to bed. … Continue reading

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This was a full weekend. On Friday night we went to a piano recital. The pianist and her husband* are both recently retired from being music professors at one of the UWisconsin campuses. He has started a local chorale group, and … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Community, Rural life, Yarn | 6 Comments

Extravaganza! Knitting! Yarn!

This is where I spent Saturday. Went with friends, met old friends, made new friends. Oh, and knitted and bought some yarn, too. Let me take you along.

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WIP Wednesday: the yarn.

IF YOU ARE MATTHEW OR ANDREW OR ONE OF THEIR FRIENDS,  PLEASE CLICK AWAY IMMEDIATELY! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … Continue reading

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