Monthly Archives: May 2015

  • Dolores Progress

    After nearly two weeks off knitting due to illness/life, I was so excited to return to knitting Dolores. So excited, in fact, that: 1. I secretly willed a visitor to leave my home with my uber-powerful mind meld one evening just so I could start knitting. As in, please finish your darn drink and go …

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  • May Reads

    Hello lovely knitters! I am typically a big reader…usually in bed with my IPAD while everyone sleeps. I love reading. It helps me wind down from the day, turn off the tv and knitting brain, and settle into sleep. For a few months, I fell off the reading wagon…but now I am back on. Phew. …

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  • A Yarn Well Traveled

    Flashback to 1999. I’ve just graduated from college. I’m spending the summer living in Oaxaca, Mexico with my friend Ginny. We’re both young, on fire, and generally out to save the world. Literally. Like we really think we can do it. And we knit.¬†Yet somehow we have ended up in Mexico without yarn with which …

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  • Free Patterns

    I have decided to offer four of my patterns for free instead of charging a small fee ($3.50 or $5.00, depending). The reality is they just aren’t being knitted on Ravelry, and I want people to be able to enjoy them. I hope they will get more use without the charge of a fee. A …

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  • Pattern Release: Twist Cowl

    When I started this cowl pattern fresh on the heals of my favorite Twist Shawl pattern, I thought for sure the project would be complete and available on Ravelry in under a month. I crack myself up. While I did finish my prototype in a under a month (excluding blocking), it took me another month …

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  • Sick Sick Sick

    Oh knitters, I fell so hard. So quick. First Reed went down. I usually escape his kid colds. Not this time. Bam. In bed. The sofa. Feeling sub-human. Sick kid. Grouchy husband. Missed most of work this past week, and I haven’t knit a single stitch since last Saturday. The pits, I say. The pits. …

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  • My Gauge Epiphany

    I am a loose knitter. Take that how you will. Sometimes we think we know what we are doing (as in, I have knit for almost 20 years so surely I know how to knit). Ha. Apparently not. Really I am just a big ol’ fraud wandering about pretending I know how to knit. When …

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  • A Mother’s Cowl

    Good news knitters. Good news. I finished the cowl for my mother. Just in time for Mother’s Day. It’s knit up in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the color Tart. And, no, that is not my mother. That is my friend Becky. My mother is much older, as you might have imagined. This is a …

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  • A Winner and A New Knit

    Congrats to Roxy 64 on Ravelry for winning the Louisa Harding giveaway, according to the free random number generator over at psychic something or other dot com. Ah, Google. The places you bring me to… Do you believe in psychic/paranormal stuff? I think I do. I haven’t seen any ghosts yet though…still holding out for …

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