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Archive for April, 2005

Saturday April 30, 2005

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Nona has asked what we have next to us when we knit. Her picture, complete with numbers and legend, shows her with all her tools neatly arranged on little trays, drinking red wine from a juice glass and listening to NPR while also reading. I admire this sort of thing. I do not intend to show […]

Friday April 29, 2005

Friday, April 29th, 2005

My T-shirt front is back up to 105 rows, a bit past where I had to frog before. I have completed the leaves (That’s the part that looks like a zebra face) and begun the blossoms (which may end up looking like the zebra’s hat). April has been an irritating month in a lot of ways. […]

Thursday April 28, 2005

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

There were so many interesting responses to yesterday’s post — if you didn’t read them, and if you find the subject interesting, then you should check them out. I woke up yesterday with an allergy attack that had gotten to my eyes. Actually, my eyelid. On one side. I looked as though I had had […]

Wednesday April 27, 2005

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

“Hannah! Hannah! HANNAH! I’m not going to tell you again!” Oh, yes you are. I’ve only heard that five times now, and I know you are going to say it again in about 3 minutes, tops. I shudder to think how often Hannah has heard it. It is none of my business how customers bring […]

Tuesday April 26, 2005

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

During my knitting time I have been concentrating intently on the intarsia. There’s all the suspense: have I decided correctly which gray squares should count as black and which as white? did I start early enough to fit the entire pattern on  the T-shirt before I reach the neckline? will it ever quit looking like […]

Tuesday April 26, 2005

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Here is the T-shirt, looking as Chanthaboune said rather like an antelope’s face, or maybe by now a zebra. I am trusting that it will, at some point soon, make a dramatic switch from fauna to flora. For those who keep track of such things, I am a weaver, not a floater, and I use two […]

Monday April 25, 2005

Monday, April 25th, 2005

The design emerges. And here is the back. I have seen, on the blogs, people with many ends to weave in on their intarsia designs. I don’t know why they do that. The single thread visible in this picture is the working yarn snaking down the piece. I never cut it; I just pick it […]

Sunday April 24, 2005

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

KnittenKnots finished the T-shirt.

Sunday April 24, 2005

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

The Water Jar is displaying his nice, tidy room. He also uses the word “acorn” to refer to a color. He must have to fight the girls off with a stick. Actually, an old gentleman said that about one of our sons once, and my husband was appalled. Never having heard the expression before, and […]

Sunday April 24, 2005

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

Yesterday morning, I set off with my swatches for the new quilt (below), determined to find the perfect background fabric. The nice man at the quilt shop did not have the perfect fabric. However, he did have new swatches from Seattle Bay, including a shade called Eucalyptus, which is exactly what I need. He has […]

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