Monthly Archives: January 2016

Spinning Bees

I’ve been doing some research for my new book project and I came across the strangest reference to Spinning Bees. And I found it in a book about the history of sleep, darkness, and nighttime. Roger Ekrich’s book, At Day’s Close, … Continue reading

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WIP: Hippity Hop

Progress on the knee-high socks! . . . and now off to teach some classes!

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Well, I Did That Wrong . . .

So, I finally blocked my Hanging Leaves Shawl (from Botanical Knits 2). I was in love with this pattern when I found Alana Dakos’ second collection; I still love the increases and the delicate leaves are very, very cool. This … Continue reading

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A Sweater for Ted . . .

One of my dear friends has a childhood bear in need of some new jumpers. I am thinking about swatching and designing my own little cardigan and pull-over for him, but I would love to know about wonderful patterns for … Continue reading

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WIP: Hippity Hop

Underway . . . the first time around on size 2 needles. Frogged  . . . (although it was close to the right size when I pulled it off and put it on) And now, back at it on size … Continue reading

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Socks for Ziggity

My boy is growing by the minute . . . a silly time, you might say, for knitting socks. But, dear reader, I managed to cast these on a bind them off before his toes stretched any further. We shall see … Continue reading

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In Progress: Persian Dreams (Worsted)

My 2016 One-Year-One-Blanket is Persian Dreams (worsted) and I could not be more excited. Indeed, just writing up the 2016 To Learn List–and finding out that there was a worsted weight version of this fingering-weight blanket–got me motivated to go … Continue reading

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House Building OR The Other Blog

This post’s subject matter is likely not what you expected . . . but I realized just this week that some of you might not know about the *other* blog–the one my husband and I put together as we built … Continue reading

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Oh My Miss Babs . . . (Review)

I have been hearing talk of Miss Babs for quite some time. And I even traded for a single skein a few months back. But I was biding my time until a little extra yarn money came into the budget; … Continue reading

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Sock Meditations

I have now knit 10 socks from the same pattern, Susan B Anderson’s “How I Make My Socks.” I have heard knitters complain about second sock syndrome (or second mitten syndrome). . . but I have yet to experience it. … Continue reading

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