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Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

Frog or No?

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Is the right arm obviously larger than the left? Like, so obviously that it has to be frogged? It’s just a couple of stitches and I hardly noticed it till now, but in a sweater this tiny, it probably is bad enough that I need to frog it. Sigh.

Amy Herzog’s Sweater Modifications Class

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

I took Amy’s Knit to Flatter class last summer, and this year I watched her new class. I bought the associated book last year and made a very nice, well-fitting sweater. I bought several sweaters’ worth of yarn and spent quite a bit of time dithering over the pattern/ yarn matchmaking before I gave up […]

Fruit Salad Yarn

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

This is Salade de Fruits from La Drogeurie in the Peaches in Syrup colorway. This is a bamboo/cotton blend, very soft and pretty. It came as a kit, with the pattern and buttons included. I’m making Villelaure, a straightforward raglan baby sweater. The pattern begins with short rows in garter stitch — point de mousse […]

La Droguerie

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

I went to Paris with a list of four knitting shops to visit. La Droguerie is the one I ended up going to, and it was an excellent choice.They describe themselves as “color merchants in the trtadition of those shops back in the days of old wherre pigments and all sorts of materials were sold […]

Baby Shrug

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Debbie Bliss’s Baby Shrug, in her Baby Cashmerino. With hat. The hat is from Little Red Window. I knitted the bow “knot” and attached it with crochet instead of wrapping it and sewing. I love this set!

Further Road Trip Knitting

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Yes, I’m packing for Paris, and putting a reasonable amount of thought into it. But the question of what knitting project to take is more difficult. I’ve started two lovely projects in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which is quite a wonderful yarn. It’s made in separate pieces, so all the pieces are small. I’m doing […]

Lambspun Organic Cotton Baby Blanket

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

I completed the baby blanket made from Organic Cotton from the lovely Lambspun yarn shop in Ft. Collins. It’s half Copper Mallow Flowers and half Forget Me Not. Very soft and highly textured. The pattern is also from Lambspun. It’s quite simple and easy. The yarn is so highly textured that it demands a simple […]

Entrelac Chalk Bag

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

#2 son has a girlfriend. This is the first girl he has acknowledged as a girlfriend, the first one he has told us about. He has asked me to make her a chalk bag for her birthday and I am enjoying the project. Frankly, I’d have chosen girlier colors. Her favorite color, though, is forest […]

Fragrant Rain

Friday, April 21st, 2017

#1 son brought his family over for dinner last night. We played Apples to Apples after the meal, and I chose “rain” for the adjective “fragrant.” Entirely coincidentally, it is raining today. The sound of the rain last night lulled me to sleep and it woke me up again early this morning. This is the […]

Gull Stitch Layette

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Here’s a traditional knitted layette set. It’s the Elizabeth Zimmerman baby sweater and the Lullabye cap and bootees. There should also be a blanket to match. That’ll just be gull stitch with garter stitch borders. Gull lace: Row 1: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1 Row 2 and every even numbered row: purl Row […]

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