Category Archives: yarn

UPS not too shabby either

I just feel like a parcel depot this week: One skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca, the color is Kaffir Mix. I’m pleased to report it does (as hoped) match well with the Ultra Alpaca Lavender Mix I’ve had kicking around … Continue reading

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USPS does good

Just as I started putting together this post, a blurb on the radio informed me that today is the 150th anniversary of the end of the Pony Express. So it seems appropriate that I should be posting about lovely things … 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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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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new(ish) yarn!

It was pointed out to me over the weekend that there’s a reason my stash isn’t getting noticeably smaller: Even though I’ve been very resolutely not buying any more yarn, people keep giving it too me. I really can’t object, … Continue reading

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miscelleany contemplatey

I’ve been having a busy couple of weeks and the blog has fallen a bit by the wayside. I’ve also been working on a couple of projects that I can’t blog about (swap surprises and gifts for people who just … Continue reading

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Of all the items on my to-do list last weekend, my favorite by far was definitely this one: Acquire yarn 🙂 More specifically, acquire two skeins of Shibui Sock from Loop and Leaf, in colors midnight and bark. This yarn … Continue reading

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rip rip RIPPED

I made good on my intentions over Thanksgiving and started ripping old sweaters that no longer fit. Today I experimented with photgraphing them using my laptop camera. Lets take a look, shall we? First up is a ripped Samantha: I … Continue reading

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More Christmas knitting: The first few inches of hat, worked up using two skeins of Shibui sock. The colors on this yarn are really amazing, beautifully saturated and vibrant (even the brown yarn can really be described as vibrant, not … Continue reading

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weekend swatching

I really really need to make myself a cardigan soon. Why? Because so many of my current cardigans and sweaters are wearing out! I can just see you, laughing at this notion, thinking “but you live in Southern California, just … Continue reading

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