Monthly Archives: July 2017

  • Ten Tips for Walking While Knitting That Will Up Your Knitting Game. Guaranteed.

    The comments I receive when I mention knitting while walking are all over the map, ranging from “I could never,” “I’ve been meaning to try that,” to “I also love walking and knitting.” If you are squarely in the “I could never” category, well, I actually bet you could. If you wanted to. As for …

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  • New Weight Loss Secrets for Knitters: How Many Miles are in a Sock?

     Or, if you live in the rest of the (saner) world: how many kilometers are in a sock? Good news knitters: you can make progress on your knitting and pursue your physical fitness goals At the Same Time!!! These socks have been through the rounds the past several months. I started them as my “walking …

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  • Time to Brighten Your Day: July Cocktail Night! Moscow Mules with Fresh Berries!

    Pst. Follow these links if you missed Cocktail-Knitting recipes for May’s Champagne Cherry Fizz or June’s Watermelon Margarita. Here’s my question for you: are Moscow Mules supposed to have fresh mint, or not? I always thought mint was an ESSENTIAL ingredient in a mule, until a friend posted a photo of an alleged Moscow Mule …

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  • Dispatch: River Knitting

    Rivers are my thing. Well, weather dependent, rivers are my thing. While professionally, I work to restore rivers (you didn’t  think I just blogged and knit for a living, did you?), come summer, I lounge beside them. I have a system for my river days. It goes like this: unpack cooler (with a cocktail, if …

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  • A Knitter’s Non-Knitting Bucket List of Lifetime Adventures

    I have a vague recollection of being in my early 20s and feeling incredibly overwhelmed by everything that was piled onto my bucket list at the time. I was young and full of zest, ready to set out and conquer the world. I hadn’t yet encountered much in the way of constraints or failure, and …

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  • The Endless Pursuit of Perfection: Updating the Twist Shawl

    Perfection is an exhaustive pursuit. As always, what was supposed to be easy-peasy design tweak didn’t exactly go as planned. Because what ever goes as planned? Yep. Nada. My carefully devised design release/knit production schedule? Well.  I tried. Note to self: don’t forget to update The Schedule. Two-month delay. My quick and simple Twist Shawl …

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  • Ten Reasons Why Counting Stitches Should be a Solitary Exercise

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin After having Hannah Fettig’s Lesley pullover on bucket list for EONS, cast on. Joy! Make pledge to self: will only work on leisure knitting (this project) one night per week. For night-off knitting only! Start with neck ribbing. All is going well. Complete short rows. Check. Start on increases for …

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