Author Archives: Beth

Learning Curve

As we near the middle of February, Spring seems distant, almost impossible. How could those bare branches ever sprout green leaves again? This weekend (much like last weekend) has been gray and icy. I am lying low, enjoying doing nothing … Continue reading

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2018: The Year of the Sweater

As I embark on a new year of knitting and spinning, I am slowly letting go of some habits I acquired last year. For the entire year, I was knitting to deadline. Every month I cast on, knit, and bound … Continue reading

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2017: A Look Back

Oh boy, has it been cold this week. My Icelandic sweater has sprung a hole in the left elbow from being worn constantly. Now I can learn to mend it! Tuesday was a day of faculty meetings at school. That … Continue reading

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Gifts: Part Three

Happy New Year! Here is my final post on the gifts of the season. I received two other gifts of yarn, both of which will inspire me to keep learning in the new year. The first is a gift I … Continue reading

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Gifts: Part Two

It’s cold (and snowy) here! I’m sitting in a warm room, but I can feel the cold seeping through the window at my back. It has been good weather for knitting, that’s for sure. I cast on a sweater project … Continue reading

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Gifts

As the winter solstice passes and we enter the heart of the holiday season, I’m curled up at home, enjoying a two-week break from school. My festive mood has been enhanced by a couple of wonderful woolly gifts: a cone … Continue reading

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Projecting

I currently have five projects on the needles. For me, it might be a record. Honey Cowl #11 Cockatoo Brae Nordic Wind Shawl Sockmatician’s Toe Ups Baby Moc-a-Socs The Honey Cowl is my go-to project, the knitting I reach for … Continue reading

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Wool Gatherings

I’m planning to make “Wool Gatherings” a regular feature of my blog, a way for me to record and collect knitting and spinning allusions, references, words of wisdom or humor or whatever. Here’s the first installment: Once I became a … Continue reading

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Local Color

Hello readers, if readers there be. I’ve been quieter on the blog than I intended this month. October has been busy, work-wise. I have found some time for knitting and spinning, though. And I learned how to dye yarn! On … Continue reading

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A Little Blue

This week I knit a couple more swatches, completed Honey Cowl #9, and spun the last of the batts I had carded from Bloomers. I enjoyed every bit of it. But then, with a new month and the arrival of … Continue reading

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