Category Archives: colorwork

motivation basket

I recently rearranged my various yarn baskets so that they held yarn devoted to specific planned projects (as opposed to the previous randomly accumulated assortment). Result? I have future projects staring me in the face every time I walk through … Continue reading

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steam blocking miracle, or I <3 my iron

A while back I finished and blocked this hat, using the soak and lay out to dry approach: I wasn’t super happy with the results–my stitches still looked uneven and bumpy. I did another round of wet blocking and the … Continue reading

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two hat trick

As planned, I spent some time this weekend working on my double knit Shibui hat: In case you don’t already know, allow me to inform you that double knitting is indeed a slow process. Good thing the results in this … Continue reading

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Weekend revival

Well, hello Friday. You’re here at last. Time to get cracking on my weekend knitting plans. I’m anticipating that November is going to be full of sweatering, so this weekend I’m trying to get a few small things out of … Continue reading

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NaKniSweMo…planning time!

I can’t believe it, but the start of NaKniSweMo (knit a sweater in the month of November) is just a little over a week away! Last year I finally managed to actually complete an entire sweater in under a month, … Continue reading

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the past few months!

Yes, it’s been pretty quiet here on the blog. Suffice to say that I’ve been busy with unbloggable projects and a lot of non-knitting business that would bore most readers to tears. However, I finally seem to have found myself … Continue reading

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the holiday hat

Remember how I went backpacking over Memorial Day? And I brought this blurry little piece of knitting? I then moved onto more pressing projects and left it alone for a while. But last week, on 4th of July, I found … Continue reading

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milestones in color

This past week I hit several milestones on Harvest. I used up the end of a ball of red yarn: Fortunately I have a second, and less than half of the knitting left to go. And, I started the neckline … Continue reading

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backcountry knitting

Like many Americans, I took advantage of the Memorial Day holiday to take a little trip. More specifically, a 5-day jaunt through the Emigrant Wilderness in California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains (and no, the California Tourism board did NOT just … Continue reading

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(almost) one new hat

Check out the tiny tiny amount of knitting left on my double green hat: So close! I’m hoping to get it finished off this week. Here’s a better pattern of how the stitch pattern worked up, it still needs a … Continue reading

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