Monthly Archives: September 2011

stripey

I’d say it was a productive weekend: So far I’m quite happy with how the stripe pattern is working up. What do you think? It’s also increasingly looking like yes! I have enough yarn! I might even be able to … Continue reading

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around and around

Is how I’m going on this sweater. So far it’s really been flying, although I can tell I’m edging into that part of the yoke where it’s more “How am I going to get through all these stitches?” I’m still … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: uses for scrap yarn

I’m sure I’m not the only knitter who winds up with small pieces of yarn hoarded up out of some primal aversion to waste. But what to DO with them? My latest solution is adding some color to my garden … Continue reading

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continuing in that theme…

I cast on for a hat last night, using the hand-dyed fingering weight wool gifted to me in exchange for some cat-sitting: Notice how I am again using the most recently acquired parts of my stash? I’m really loving the … Continue reading

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applying layoff techniques to stash

That is, “last hired, first fired”. I’m now tackling stash in reverse chronological order: The Icelandic wool from my brother, hopefully being transformed into a short sleeved yoked sweater. I’ve had to rip it out a couple of times already … Continue reading

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Amna pattern now available for purchase!

All the edits, photos, and so on are finally done, and the pattern for Amna is now ready to go: $8.00 Amna is a versatile cardigan with a lovely cabled yokes and several different options for sleeves and closures. An … Continue reading

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baking interludes: whole-wheat cheese biscuits with rosemary and garlic

Earlier this spring, I found myself with 30 minutes to go until dinner, a desire to serve biscuits, and a lot of cottage cheese in the fridge. Enter google, which turned up this recipe for cottage cheese biscuits. Enter my … Continue reading

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stash diving: tweed time!

I’ve been working on figuring out which of the half-dozen sweater projects in my mind merit being brought to life lately, and this lovely green tweed is definitely in top contention: Rowan Scottish Tweed 4-ply, purchased a few years ago … Continue reading

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