Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • To Be Unraveled

    If this photograph didn’t exist, no one would ever know this mostly-complete hat once had a home on this earth. I unraveled it. I cast on this hat no less than eight times before I nearly-finished. It took a few tries to get the earflaps just right…and then there was the time, sleep deprived, that …

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  • One Sock Down

       One sock down. The second pair is on the needles. Sock one came out just fine, aside from a little kitchener glitch at the very end.  Total brain malfunction.  I found adjusting the number of stitches from 64 from 52 required more math than the pattern let on. I just hope I can read my …

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  • Close Call

    It’s incredibly smoky at our house from the forest fire bonanza that is ripping through our community. To escape to fresher air, we’ve taken daily outings ocean-ward to spare little Reed’s precious lungs from hazardous air quality. I have been taking my Waterlily tee with me for car knitting, having finally figured out I can …

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  • Escaping the Smoke

    Normally our house looks like this. Sunny. Bright. Blue. Now it looks like this. Every day. Hello forest fires. (Photo taken mid-day. Not dawn or twilight.)    So we left and went to the Redwoods for the day to fish and frolick. Even though we are all SICK.       Sadly knitting will just have to …

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  • Nirvana Yarn

    Every now and then, I get the itch to visit my Little Yarn Store. Even though I don’t need anything at all. I will find myself down in Civilization (because I otherwise live in The Middle of Nowhere) with a few toddler-free moments, and I will sneak in. I sometimes get this same itch with …

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  • Starting Fresh

       Over the course of a single summer, I went from being a Serial Monogamist Knitter (SMK) to having three projects on the needle at once: my socks, a Waterlily tee, and now this.  Never would I have guessed this would ever happen to me. Before you know it, I will be exercising daily, ceasing …

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  • Reed’s Blanket

    Fresh from its first wash last week, Reed’s Harvest Moon Blanket ‚Äčis clean and ready for another round of snuggles. I remember so fondly the day I bought this yarn. I was halfway through my pregnancy, and we just found out Reed would be a boy (and not a girl, as I had not so secretly …

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  • FO: Kitty’s Chemise

    Pattern: Kitty’s Chemise by Katya Frankel (Jane Austin Knits 2014). This was a great pattern. Super straightforward. There is one row of instructions in the Yoke section that I feel may be incorrect, or at minimum lacking required specificity, but I did some math and figured out the correct approach. For me, it required a …

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  • My First Socks

       The Classic Elite Villas yarn giveaway is still live. Check it out here.  For a while now, I have been noticing everyone’s lovely knitted socks. I have never before been a sock knitter. They failed to beckon me. It seemed like a lot of trouble for goofy socks that you have to hand wash …

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  • Holy Smokes

    The Classic Elite Villa Giveaway is still live here. Check it out. First, this little project is now complete. Thank you Grandma. The head wrap/band (what do you call these things???) actually came out pretty cute. A little wider than I was after, but there is always room for improvement on Number Two, which I …

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