Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • Handspun Tassel Loafers (Without Tassels)

    The Yarn Giveaway is live through Friday, October 2nd. Check it out here. Fall only means on thing: slippers. Okay two things: slippers and pumpkins. And wine and chocolate (applicable to all seasons, of course). Meet my tassel loafers. The pattern is from Katie Startzman’s Knitted Slipper Book. I omitted the tassels. They aren’t really …

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  • Giveaway! Baby Yarn Galore!

          I just got home from a 40th birthday party. On a Sunday night. With a band and food. A bar. Fully stocked. Half the (tiny) town was there. Who does this? Is this a thing now? Like having a wedding on a Tuesday because the venue is available or at a reduced price …

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  • Pinterest Insomnia Inspiration for Knitters

    There are so many amazing knitting patterns out in the world that it’s almost cruel. I love so many, yet I know I will never get to them all in my lifetime, try as I might. Between Ravelry and Pinterest alone, the inspiration is simply out of control. Why on earth are we still coming …

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  • Workhorse Yarn

    This poor yarn. It has worked so hard. I knit a few inches. Then start over. Time after time. I had planned to complete my projects weeks ago…My quick, two-day hat is taking longer to knit than a full size sweater. This single skein of Madelinetosh Dk (in Fallencloud) has been knit and reknit again and again …

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  • Goodbye Summer

            It’s official. Nearly. These final two days of summer, technically speaking. Soak it in. Stop and take a deep breath. It’s almost over for the entire year. These precious months I waited for so impatiently when my fingers were cold and the sky was dark. And fresh raspberries seemed eons away. As always, …

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  • First Socks Complete

          Just in time for the first real rain if the season, my first pair of socks is finished, the last few rows knit by painfully dim lamplight at my mother’s house just as dawn broke.  Hot tea. Check. Kitchener. Check. Ends woven. Check. My weary feet will be comforted today. I regret I …

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  • Applesauce v. Knitter

    It is the time of year when apples simply drop off trees, like raindrops in falling from the sky in spring. I swore to myself I would ignore this phenomenon. Pretend it wasn’t happening. No need for apple preservation here. None. Zilch. I’d rather be knitting. There’s still plenty of applesauce canned up from last …

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  • Waterlily Tee-Getting Closer!

       I am in a knitting rut. Three projects stuck on the needles. All unfinished in various stages of progress. Back in the olden days (two months ago) when I was a monogamous knitter, this never would have happened. I would have remained focused. One project. Then the next. Instead I am desperate for a …

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  • On Knitting in Fall

       Fall is here. Not technically, but it is here. Our forest fire smoke has finally gone. Skies are again blue. Cool nights. Crisp mornings. Socks. The days are already so much shorter. We are inside now by 7:30, wrapping up those tricycle excursions by the light of the setting sun. Afternoons are still warm. …

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  • Socks Go Fishing

               We live near the Trinity River–one of the prettiest I have yet seen. As a river scientist (hydrologist) by day, I have seen my share. Although rare has it been that I have met a river I didn’t like. I walk to the river from our house often. We have a special …

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