Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • Juniper by Jen Lucas

    Note that I am not typing this from the confines of a mental institution. Further note this is significant given my last update on my little ol’ lace project. In an alternate ending, this could have been my eulogy. Or at least A Eulogy. Of something. Not good. In fact, in said alternate ending, this …

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  • It’s Going to be a Poncho

    All things considered, I am making great strides to complete my knitting bucket list for the year. I’ve finished the last of my 2015 projects, and my Waterlily tee even double counts as a tunic. (It came out a bit long, so I’ve been wearing it with leggings.) I dabbled in colorwork and even managed …

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  • A Scarf AKA Rescue Rope

    Dear child of mine, What a day we had. I don’t remember much of my own childhood from when I was your age, and maybe you won’t grow to remember today either. But I hope you do. You were undeterred by the spring drizzle this morning as we ventured out to visit the neighborhood alpacas. …

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  • Acknowledgements

    Before I forget, Craftsy has almost of all their knitting class on sale for 50% off. Offer expires Saturday. Check it out!  Remember, even if you purchase a class now, you can watch it anytime down the line (when you have more time, fewer dishes, and more wine.)♦ I would like to thank my mother, …

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  • A Yak-Tacular Success

      Holy guacamole. This might just be my favorite knit. Ever. I don’t know what crazed soul thought it might be cool to combine yak and silk, but they deserve a medal. Truly. Off I go Google how to become a yak farmer… How hard could it possibly be*? I used two skeins of Lang Yarns …

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  • Your Complete Guide to Online Knitting Stitch Dictionaries

    Updated July 23, 2016 to add sites suggested by readers. Keep em’ coming! Even before I started designing, I would sit down and browse the vast Internet for knitting stitches. This would occur most frequently if I wanted to knit a scarf. I spent way too much time searching for just the perfect stitch pattern before …

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  • Behind the Scenes: Life Dispatch 

    Happy Mother’s Day!Oh Spring. These past weeks have been so full. Mostly of the best things. Time in the sun. Time at the beach (the river version and the ocean version). Time in the garden. And, yes, most of this time spent with my little helper/mess maker at my side. Yesterday morning we set out on our …

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  • Someone, Quick, Get Me A Yak

    Go to LYS with a very specific list of yarns to purchase for pre-selected projects to be knit this year. Vow not to stray. While LYS is winding pre-selected skeins on swift and you have no choice but to browse shop while waiting (they must do this on purpose…), never before seen skeins of a …

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