Just knits and purls (plus giveaway)

You know that thing we tell new knitters when we’re trying to be reassuring?  That thing about how knitting is just knits and purls (and that really those are just the two sides of the same stitch)?  And that’s true.  Of course it is. But there’s also that thing that happens when there aren’t any […]

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Starting off right

We’re having a KAL for Palpitation, and I’d be delighted if you joined us!  I find I want to knit a few more of these, but it feels like some sort of breach of etiquette to knit in my own KAL.  So I’m going to pretend that what I’m doing is using a few more […]

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In which the lighting is bad, but the yarn is good

  Wednesday I got up early, dropped The Boy off at that pesky work thing, and ventured west.  A few hours later, I found myself in front of Webs.  Now, I’ve shopped on Webs’ site and listened to their podcast for years.  One of my first thoughts upon realizing we were headed to Boston was […]

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Crocus vernus Knit Along

Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet is now well and truly launched.  The paper version is out there.  You can order it from me, ask for it at your local yarn store, or order it from amazon (amazon occasionally says out of stock, but I’ve sent them hundreds of books and they damn well do have it…people have […]

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That’s Better

So it seems I’ve not completely forgotten how to make socks.  I know, it seemed for a while there as though I’d lost my way, but I’m now back on track.  See?  An actual, fresh off the needles, still damp on the blocker, sock. And to speak in my own defense, I haven’t really ignored […]

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Home Safe

Thursday afternoon, as I was planning for our trip, I realized it looked like it might be a tiny bit chilly in Rochester.  I decided I would break down and bring my warm coat (I am coat resistant…I put off wearing the heavy ones as long as possible).  I got the notion that it would […]

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Tick Marks

The good thing about a fit of profligate casting on is that you can have a whole host of projects that are mere minutes from completion.  Last night I finished off the socks for Heather’s book.  I can’t show you much, but I can give you a tiny peek of the toes just to prove […]

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One Down

One to go.  I’m fairly madly in love with these.  They started out as something calm and quiet and soothing and have transformed into something bordering on obsession.  I haven’t actually knit on anything else since I cast these on.  The second one is now on the needles and I’ve got the pattern mostly written […]

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Yarn Love

All of my suspicions about Happy Feet DK have been proven correct!   I am in love.  It is just the right thickness for my preferred needle/tension/foot combination.  It’s just thick enough to feel fast.  Now knitting is not and will never be the quickest way to get socks.  Speed is not the point.  But I’m […]

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