Monthly Archives: July 2015

  • July Reads

    The end of July! Already! Yikes! It has been such a busy month–the best kind of busy. Days filled with grazing the tomato patch, watching cucumbers vine up their trellis, and trying to catch a squirming two-year old to apply sunscreen. Also, can you ship cucumbers through the mail? I have plenty to share. So …

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  • I Think It Is Going To Be Too Small

    This is my first week participating in the Small Things Yarn Along!  So exciting! I can never get it together on Wednesdays, but this week I planned ahead. Take that, World.   Kitty’s Chemise is nearing the home stretch.  I am on the sleeves. But I have this sinking feeling: I think it is going …

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  • Know When to Stop

    Each week, I spend a bit of time working on Waterlily. It’s a fairly brainless project at this point. No increases. No decreases. Stockinette in the round, although my stockinette for this project is not “proper” and happens to include all twisted stitches, but more on that another day. I pick up Waterlily when I have …

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  • These Summer Days

       There was a chill in the air yesterday morning, so much so that I dug out a pair of knitted slippers from my sadly unorganized tote of knitted accessories that dwells in the bottom of my closet. Fall was trying to creep in. Just a bit. All tricky tricky. I am just not ready. …

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  • Yarn Review: Classic Elite Villa

    Hey! Wanna hear about a great yarn I recently used? I thought you might… I used Classic Elite Villa in the Emerald colorway to knit Dolores. This was my first time using Villa, and I really enjoyed the experience. Previously the only other time I had knit with a Classic Elite base was when I knit a …

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  • Camping and Knitting

    There’s usually some point when I am packing the family up for a weekend camping trip that I ask myself: is it really worth it?  The hours to pack, plan, and drive (four hours!)…the lugging of stuff (oh so much stuff!) to the house from the truck…from the truck to the campsite. The setting up of …

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  • FO: Dolores

          Pattern: Dolores by Dawn Catanzaro, size small Yarn: Villa by Classic Elite (alpaca-bamboo blend) in the Emerald colorway Skeins/yards: The pattern called for 1,326 yards (1,212 meters), but I only used less than 1,000 yards and have two plus skeins left. This always happens to me…yarn overbuy because I don’t want to run out at the …

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  • Kitty’s Chemise

    Monday? Monday. Monday! No wonder I feel like I am chasing a freight train. Or do I feel like I have been run over by a fright train?  Hard to tell… I all but abandoned Waterlily to focus on Kitty’s Chemise over the weekend.     The pattern is from Jane Austin Knits…not typically anything I …

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  • Waterlily Progress

    Waterlily is on the needles. After four hours of knitting, my wrists were starting to hurt. I almost didn’t buy the linen yarn because I feared it would cause my hands to hurt as cotton often has…and I was right. I should have trusted my instincts. But I just couldn’t resist the color, and I …

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  • Waterlily is Underway

    Uhm, did you know you can defrost a frozen banana in the microwave? It’s true. I tried it for the first time this morning. I was frantically trying to whip up waffles from scratch (eh hem, Super Mom!) so Reed would have something to eat for breakfast in the car (…he has to wake up …

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