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Clean Cup

October 1st, 2008 (09:30 pm)

I'm starting clean. My new knitting blog is at if you would care to stop by and visit. I hope to do better by it than I have by this one for the past couple of years. But my big projects are done for the time being, so I think I will.

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Knitting knitting

August 3rd, 2008 (08:34 pm)

I have done much knitting today. See my proof:
tangled yoke cardigan 001

Those diagonal lines around my index finger? That's how I wrap my yarn. That's a lot of knitting.

tangled yoke cardigan 003

That's actual knitting - I'm up to the neckband and have grafted the under arms. So I need to finish the neckband and the button bands, and I am set. Plus blocking and sewing on the buttons. I think I can finish this before Friday!

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TYC continues

July 29th, 2008 (10:42 pm)

Woo! I am FINALLY up to the cable-y bits of the Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I did the first pattern row on my Clover bamboo needles. Um.. this isn't going to work. The Bamboo is blunt. And I'm afraid I'm going to snap or chip them with all the pressure I'm using. So I am switching. While on the non-patterned wrong side, I am switching over to Addi Lace needles in the same size. I did the sleeves with the Addi Lace needles and they were great. I may never use bamboo again. I used to think it was better for certain things, but I may be changing my mind.

What a dull knitting blog with no photos. I know. But perhaps that will change. Hey, at least I'm posting again. That's something.

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Starts and fits

July 27th, 2008 (08:42 pm)

Starts and fits, starts and fits. That's what I'm feeling. I've been committed, committed like crazy, to my Tangled Yoke Cardigan for the past several weeks. I've knit the arms, connected them to the body and have about 2.5" knit above the arms... And I'm burned out. And I don't want to work on my three other substantially complete projects (2 lace shawls and a sock (just the edging on one shawl and the toe of the sock, I mean really!)). So I don't know what I'll do about that.

I've been thinking about what I'll bring on my trip a couple weeks from now. I'm thinking a pair of almost, but not quite, plain socks and a lace scarf. I've been searching my (astoundingly large) ravelry queue for inspiration and I have a couple of suspects.

And, just days after I get back from the trip, I'm having my wisdom teeth extracted and I'd like to have a nice, plain, easy stockinette sweater to work on... if I even feel up to working on anything. So I'd like to get something on the needles for that.

But first I should really finish SOMETHING up.... maybe that sock...

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July 23rd, 2008 (10:55 pm)

I ordered a copy of Sharon Miller's Heirloom Knitting from Amazon about a week ago. It shipped! And it shipped from a town just a couple hours away. I should have it soon! I knew those rewards points on my credit card had to be good for something.

Knitting front: Am not committed to this blog. Am committed to Ravelry. Would like integrated Rav. blog feature. I am working on a Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I've finished the body up to the armholes and one sleeve. I got started on the second sleeve tonight. I am pushing to finish this before we leave for WI on August 9. Maybe unrealistic, but I think I can at least make good progress.

I did finally block this doily I knit over a year ago. Handmaiden Silk scraps. Lovely doily. Have a dalek sitting on it now.

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FO: My wedding shawl

May 28th, 2008 (06:32 pm)

Pattern: Anne Hanson's Honeybee stole, petite version
Yarn: Blackberry Ridge Silky Merino in white. About 1.5 hanks or 900 yards
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace needles, US size 6
Began knitting: Late March
Finished knitting: May 21st.
Pattern mods: None

I wanted to knit a shawl for my wedding. I looked high and low, looking for a stole that was classic, patterned, not too busy, but not too simple. Eventually I settled on the Honeybee Stole Pattern. And with about two months to complete it, I began knitting.

further notes and photos under the cutCollapse )

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Knittyboard Spring Fling goodness

April 24th, 2008 (07:12 pm)

I got an awesome package in the mail yesterday from my knittyboard secret pal, Cardigan.

It contained all this goodness (and more!).
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- 2 ball crystal palace Aran Print
- a ball of Trekking XXL (which I've been wanting to try)
- 2 balls of Malabrigo Silky Merino in an amazing shade of blue (would you believe that this is my first Malabrigo?)
- a pair of size 2 circs
- tiny chocolate bars
- a card with an adorable drawing on the envelope.
Not pictured:
- Cat duck toy - like a rubber duckie, but looks like a black and white cat.
- Cat toy: Cat dancer
- Cat toy: Catnip toy.

Wow. I am just blown away. Thank you thank you thank you.

Busy the cat thanks you too:

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March 12th, 2008 (09:18 am)

If there are any volunteer Ravelry editors out there, might you be willing to take a look at my sock pattern (, and approve it if it is approvable? I would really like it to have a photo in the listing so it is more accessible in the pattern browser.

Maybe I should post here. I've only made some plain-jane socks of late, although one pair is nearly-knee socks in the coveted Regia rainbow stripes. Hmm... maybe photos tonight.

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How I Store (most of) My Yarn

February 24th, 2008 (01:40 pm)

2.24.2008 - yarn 021

Click through to Flickr for extensive notes.

My yarn storage has been recently cat proofed (ie put in fabric drawers) with the arrival of my new cat, Busy.
2.24.2008 - Busy 021

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February 10th, 2008 (10:57 pm)

Something has gone terribly wrong.

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I decided to wind a center pull ball by hand, but... something went wrong. I put the hank on the swift, which makes it a little easier, but this is very time consuming. It's not hopeless, just too time consuming to be bothered finishing at 11 pm.

I've decided to use this lovely Schaefer Anne (see above photo) for a Montego Bay scarf (IK summer 2007). Not that I don't already have a bajillion other things started. Like the second sock of my rainbow socks:
Rainbow sock

Or the edging of my Diamonds and Triangles stole:
Diamonds and Triangles stole

Or the second sock of a pair of pink and red striped socks or the back of the Sienna Cardigan I started on a whim. Or the Shetland Tea Shawl which has been languishing at the start of the third motif for nearing a year now.

And all I wanna do is cast on more stuff. Heavy sigh. I got it so bad. :P

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