Category Archives: Knitting

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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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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A Swatch

I have now knit up a swatch with the Jacob yarn I’ve made from Bloomers. I wound by hand the little skein of two-ply spun from the drum-carded batts, cast on 50 stitches using U.S. size 6 needles, and knit … Continue reading

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Transformations: Nordic Wind

These days, when I’m not knitting away on a honey cowl, I most often reach for another simple, comforting project, the Nordic Wind shawl. This shawl began almost a year ago, when I bought a bag of fiber from the … Continue reading

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