Tag Archives: Knitting blogs

  • Finishing and Plotting

    I am sure you already know this…but…it’s November. You know what this means? It’s panic time. Holiday knits?!? Uncork wine. Deep breaths. Or, chamomile tea (with extra honey). Xanax? Yes, please. Consider just making cards this year. (Too tacky to simply send post-it notes? Emails? Text messages?) No hand knits. Every knitter needs a year off sometime. …

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  • How I Rescued My Hand Knit Accessories

    Until last week, my hand knit accessories lived in a tangled, disorganized pile in a dirty storage bin in the bottom of the bedroom closet, chaotically disorganized amidst the non-knitted accessories. Plus a few old cottons tees. I will pause while you gasp and then regain your composure. It is criminal, I know. A hand …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Life Dispatch Vol. 2: August Bucket List

    August. That final full month of summer. The last chance to get it all in. It’s cram time, knitters. Go big or go home. In August, I want to be the best mom ever. I want to be patient and fun…Teach Reed his letters instead of letting him sneak in another episode of Paw Patrol …

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  • July Reads

    The end of July! Already! Yikes! It has been such a busy month–the best kind of busy. Days filled with grazing the tomato patch, watching cucumbers vine up their trellis, and trying to catch a squirming two-year old to apply sunscreen. Also, can you ship cucumbers through the mail? I have plenty to share. So …

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  • FO: Dolores

          Pattern: Dolores by Dawn Catanzaro, size small Yarn: Villa by Classic Elite (alpaca-bamboo blend) in the Emerald colorway Skeins/yards: The pattern called for 1,326 yards (1,212 meters), but I only used less than 1,000 yards and have two plus skeins left. This always happens to me…yarn overbuy because I don’t want to run out at the …

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  • Madelinetosh Giveaway

    This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to Madelinetosh and all who participated. The winners have now received their yarn. Congratulations and happy knitting.       Remember earlier this month when I professed my unwavering love for Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light? My yarn crush continues. Big time. The fabulous team at Madelinetosh Hand Dyed Yarns was kind …

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  • The Great Unraveling

    I must have jinxed myself when I was getting all excited to begin knitting Waterlily before I completely finished Dolores. There I was, stitch 100 out of 105 on the three needle bind off stitches for the first shoulder, when I noticed a bind off stitch wasn’t quite perfect. To be honest, it was good enough. …

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