Author Archives: catherine

Happy Valentine’s, and a new pattern

Happy Thursday! It’s hard to believe it’s already the middle of February, no? With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, I thought it would be a great time to give a little thank-you to all of you who have shown … Continue reading

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Time for a challenge

After wrapping up another little baby project, I found myself feeling more favorably inclined towards large projects again. Uh-oh. Both 2013 and 2014 could pretty much be summed up as “I let a large project kill my enthusiasm for knitting.” … Continue reading

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All but the ends

Only a few weeks in and it already feels like 2015 is flying by. I’ve been knitting away on the train but my weekend craft time is still taken up fairly exclusively by sewing, so it’s taken me a little … Continue reading

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So long, 2014

2014 has been quite the year around here. Last fall I decided to take an extended break from knit blogging and professional knit design. After finishing my PhD in 2012, I was finding that I needed to focus more energy … Continue reading

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catch up

Well, once again, it’s been a while. I actually had taken photos for a few posts in the past couple of weeks. I was going to tell you all about how my brown Give and Receive scarf was progressing: And … Continue reading

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I still haven’t found those few quiet moments I need to get started on my Harvest sleeve. Instead, I’ve started up a scarf for a friend who’s moving to colder climes soon: Look familiar? It’s a slight variant on my … Continue reading

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body down!

Once I got going on Harvest again, I realized that goshdarnit, I CAN do complex colorwork on the train. The result? One completed body: Isn’t it pretty, all folded up like that? Next item, second sleeve, then the real beastly … Continue reading

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bye-bye, 4-ply

Forgive the slightly rhyming nature of the post titles this week, we went to see a little Gilbert & Sullivan last weekend (Iolanthe, if anyone cares) and it’s kind of stuck. Last night M. and I agreed that everything in … Continue reading

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one sleeve, two sleeve,

hemp sleeve, not-so-blue sleeve:     It is ridiculous how quickly this hemp cardigan is working up, despite the size 4 needles and the lightweight yarn. I’ve only been working on it on the train, but it still seems to … Continue reading

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home front revival: harvest returns

Remember in my last post I mentioned that complex projects are pretty much impossible for me to manage with a train commute? Much as I love the speed of zipping through miles of stockinette in the round, the fact is … Continue reading

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