Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • True or False

    True or False: I currently have two grey ponchos on my needles. (True.) True or False: On top of the grey Stoneland Poncho I already knit this year. (Also true.) True or False: I have had this little issue of knitting entirely in grey before. (True, too.) True of False: This is because grey is …

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  • A Purple Shawl for Fall

    You’ll be happy to know the purple yarn did indeed turn into a shawl, although, in all honesty, I may have spent more time unknitting and reknitting and than Just Knitting. This simple crescent shawl has a check stitch border. Sometimes I forget alternating knit 2, purl 2 can look quite pretty for being so …

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  • The Stoneland Poncho-Pattern Release

    Finally. It’s ready for you. I know I’ve been teasing you with glimpses of this easy folded-style poncho for MONTHS. I am proud to introduce you to the new Stoneland Poncho. I love this thing! Now that the chilly mornings have arrived, I have been living in Stoneland. This is the first poncho I have ever …

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  • The Secret to Super Speedy (and easy) Sock Knitting

    I hereby announce I have solved all your problems. Okay. Revised. I hereby announce I have solved all your sock-knitting problems. Double okay. That also might be an over statement. But I’m trying, okay? To be completely up front, I’ve barely been knitting socks for a year, which might technically mean I’m not even a …

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  • Why Tire Stores Should Offer Wine

    Plan to go jogging during lunch break. Decided instead to go jogging after work while getting tires rotated. Both activities are long overdue. Further decide: screw that. Why jog when you can knit while waiting for tires to get rotated? Let’s get real here. Recommence short rows on your little purple shawl project while happily …

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  • Trintara Hat Pattern Release

    I hate to say it, but it’s pretty much hat knitting season ’round these parts. We’ve had crisp mornings and evenings (some days), shorter days (I haaaate!), and, gasp, the holidays are approaching. Hats are perfect fodder for holiday knitting. Especially this hat. Meet Trintara. It’s knit in Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (Sugar Plum colorway), so …

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  • We Conquered

    Home. Unpacked. Laundry’s done. Dishwasher is running. We’re officially settled in and ready for a fresh start this week with work and preschool. We conquered San Diego. In the uplifting, non-Missionary sense of the geo-political spectrum. There was the zoo. Sea World. Hanging with friends in the yacht basin, feeling all at once casually cool …

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  • Five Standout Tees to Knit Right Now

    I know I was just blathering on about fall knitting, but then I thought, hey, I am always trying to end nice, warm summer weather before it ACTUALLY ends. We have almost two months of amazing weather ahead of us.  At least where I live. You know what that means? We have time to knit tees! When …

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