Monthly Archives: July 2016

  • Just Knit

    Finally. After so much fiddling, I can just knit. I have spent so much time of late finishing projects, weaving in ends and blocking. And swatching. Oh, the swatching! Not to mention all the tiny projects–some baby hats and of course socks. All of it is necessary, but none of it gives me the satisfaction …

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  • The Olympic Knitathon: Rules, Prizes and Other Relevant Details

    The Situation As someone who may be very accurately described as fantastically unathletic, it will likely strike those who know me well as a little odd that I truly love the Olympics. Winter. Summer. I don’t care. I like them. Maybe it’s the theme music, so carefully orchestrated to tug at the heart strings just …

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  • The Poncho, Baby

    Or maybe it’s a wrap. Either way. It’s done. Now, I’ll be honest. This is my first “poncho.” I kinda cheated. It’s a seamed rectangle. This may or may not technically qualify as a poncho. Call it will you will. I like it. It’s like a shawl. That you don’t have to wrap around and …

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  • The Camping Socks

    The camping socks are done. They’ve been everywhere. The ocean. The river. The lake. All pretty places. A lot of memories for one pair of socks over the course of the past month. They were a surprise, really. Not on my sock-knitting agenda, at least not until I ran out of yarn and had to …

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  • As Simple As They Come

    Finally. No drama. Something worked. Okay, a little bit of drama. There was one frogging (too short), one minor panic when I ran out of yarn on the cast off (I used my swatch and came out with a bit to spare), and one incident where I couldn’t find the kitchen scale to figure out …

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  • Home

    Pre-S: There’s a new weekly chat up in This Knitted Life’s Ravelry Group. Check it out. I’ll be quick because we’ve only just returned home, and I am knee deep in The Aftermath of the big trip. I will say this: there was fishing and hiking and camp-cooked meals. There was even sliding on the …

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  • Knitting in Southeast Asia

    No, I am not in Southeast Asia. I wish I was in Southeast Asia. Instead, I am in Lassen National Park, likely being attacked by mosquitoes. It’s probably great there too, although less exotic for my tastes. I would venture to guess the food in Southeast Asia is better than whatever I decide to whip …

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  • Back On the Road (With Socks, Part II)

    I’m home. Barely. Just long enough to wash away all the grime from last weekend’s adventures (no one got sick or injured and it didn’t rain, so it’s a win in my book…) and pack everything back up for the next jaunt tomorrow, assuming I manage to get the peaches canned before dawn (ours trees …

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  • Better Prepared This Time

    I would like to think I learned my lesson the last time I went camping and ran out of knitting projects. You see, that time, I got lucky. I knew there was a yarn store awaiting my patronage in Mendocino. I had Googled ahead. This information must have been filed away somewhere in the back of …

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