Mysterious Women

(There is a bit of knitting content, I promise!)

You might recognize these names and know what they have in common:

Karen Grigsby Bates Amanda Cross (Carolyn Gold Heilbrun) Diane Mott Davidson Rosemary White Gatenby Carolyn Keene (Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, and others) Jane (Gillson) Langton Emma Lathen (Mary Jane [...]

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Gauging Felt

Before I began work on the two big gifts due later this year, I realized I needed to knit and then full at least one swatch. Normally I don’t worry about gauge and size for felted items since the fulling process controls the end result. These two gifts I’m making are a bit more complicated [...]

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Bib Modeling Strategy

Stake out potential model’s favorite sleeping spot. Wait until model is asleep. Put camera and bib within easy reach. Wait a little bit longer. model could be faking sleep. Turn on camera. Double check that camera noise didn’t disturb model.

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Bibbage!

As I was working diligently on the baby set for my cousin, I realized I would be remiss if I didn’t whip up a couple of bibs to include in the package. I went stash-diving and found a couple of colorful cottons.

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If you think the cast-on (bottom edge) looks wonky on this bib, [...]

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Baby Cardi

Remember the purple hat and booties I made for Cousin R’s baby? Here’s the last piece of the set I made.

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I didn’t want a set all in the same color, so I chose a marled yarn in a coordinating color for the cardigan. This piece is actually what attracted me to the pattern [...]

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(Mini Updates: The vest I was inquiring about in the previous post was identified by Deb as Lucy Neatby’s Equilateral Vest. Thanks everyone! And my Mom found out on Wednesday that she won a door prize at Sheepy Yarn Shoppe. Can’t wait to find out what it is!)

That’s how many stitches I knit during Jury [...]

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Treasure Hunting

This past weekend was the Second Annual “Tools of the Trade Twin Cities LYS Shop Hop.” Because I didn’t go last year, I decided to go on Saturday and asked Mom to go with me.

What I really liked about the Hop is that I got to visit five new-to-me stores. The metro area is [...]

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Red Ribs and Cables

These are my first pair of socks completed in about two months. I didn’t think I would be happy with a sock break, but it really helped! In fact, I’ve already started a new pair, this time for gift-giving later this year. Still in the works are the socks for my Hogwarts Sock Swap [...]

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Return of the Cuties

Some people left comments on my previous post about how they hadn’t been able to knit during their time on Jury Duty. Fortunately, I have been able to take along my knitting and work on it while waiting. Our introductory video even showed yarn and needles when listing suggestions of what to do while waiting!

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Peach Cuties

This week, I’ve got Jury Duty. I have no idea if I will be selected to sit on a jury, but I suspect I’ll get a lot of knitting done while waiting. I’m planning to take Big Christmas Gift #1 to work on; my goal is to finish a big chunk if not the [...]

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB

 

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