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10 Skeins

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

This is 10 skeins of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, knitted up into Amy Herzog’s Ketch. I’m about to start the buttonhole row. This morning, my Wii would not read my Wii Fit disc. I start every day by getting my weight and balance from Wii, and then doing 30 minutes — 3,000+ steps — […]

Stitch Markers

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Ketch has a lovely shawl collar knitted with short rows. It is done in an ingenious way. You distribute 18 stitch markers evenly between the neckline and the shoulder. Then you knit across to the last stitch marker and turn the work. Do this 18 times and you have a nice collar. I’m loving this […]

Raglan Thoughts

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Field Marshal FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, was the Duke of Wellington’s military secretary, whatever that may be. He was apparently promoted to his level of incompetence, and is now remembered mostly for sending the Light Brigade into the jaws of death. And of course for the raglan sleeve. His tailor de eloped […]

New Top

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Here’s another Hot Patterns Shirt Tail T from my Spring Collection. I’m wearing it with a pair of Elle pants in the peacock blue shade you see in the top.

Craftsy Class: Crazy Lace Cardigan

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

I’ve got a little summer school going on. I’m taking Myra Wood’s Top Down Seamless Crazy Lace cardign class. I would never wear the garment shown here. I think it’s hideous. Nor do I intend to make anything that could be described as “crazy” lace. But I have been thinking that the Colorado souvenir yarn […]


Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Pepper is hanging out with us while #2 daughter is in the Balkans. #2 daughter was here for a weekend. We went to our favorite local restaurants, watched Fallet, talked a lot, knitted (me), and cooked Blue Apron meals. Got some time with #1 daughter, the Baby, #1 son, and DIL. And now I’m back […]

The Sloth Toy

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Is this not the cutest sloth toy you’ve ever seen? I saw it in internet ads for weeks. I suppose I must have clicked through or at least slowed down my scroll, because they kept showing it to me until one day it went on a serious sale. I bought the kit. Now I’m knitting […]


Friday, June 8th, 2018

#2 daughter is coming in tomorrow, bringing her dog for us to sit while she’s in Serbia. It’s been a long week and a rather emotional one. I am tired. My husband left for work and I finished up my work and ordered a pizza. I enjoyed one slice, and a bowl of fresh cherries. […]

Nine Skeins

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

< That’s the ninth skein of Wool of the Andes. I’m finishing up the sleeve caps, and that might eat up the tenth skein. Fortunately, I found a couple more in the back of the yarn drawer. There should be enough to finish up the sweater. Things have been exciting at work. La Bella and […]

Poolside Plus Pink Lemonade

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

I was glad to see that this color combination, a pair of colors I included in my SWAP plan, isn’t just me. Here’s Ketch with the HotPatterns Tailored T and Elle Pants — very distinctly what the ad above calls Poolside and Pink Lemonade. I felt like it was pretty edgy, but I think I […]

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