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Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

Quixote Shawl

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

I’ve spent the weekend working on the Quixote Shawl, a triangular lace shawl from the book Wanderlust I’m knitting it in Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Fingering weight in colorway Violet. I’ve used up one skein and I have three, so I hope I’m one third of the way finished. I’m making lots of errors, and […]

Shawl Shenanigans

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

The Bisirator did this. She grabbed the ball of yarn and set out to make a map, pulling the needles out of the shawl in the process. There wasn’t enough yarn left to make a map — what we call her extensive art installations created by pulling the yarn in and out of furniture until […]

Seven Skeins

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

I used up my seventh skein of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Sport (colorway Haze Heather) en route to the Tulsa Zoo. I’m about a third of the way through the sleeves, which I am knitting two at a time on a circular needle. Skein #8 is just the little ball shown above, and skeins […]

Further Laziness

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

  See the error above? I have pulled it out and reknitted it. I have some work to do today, since my workcation lasted just 4.5 hours yesterday. I also need to get packed up and ready for my train ride tomorrow. #1 daughter and the Baby and I are going to a new (to […]

Staycation Day 2

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

I’ve wanted to make a triangular lace shawl for years, and have never done it. I think maybe this is because I find the charts confusing. And I am not very precise, so I make errors, which are so hard to fix that I give up. I slept until I woke up, but I happened […]


Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Lost Art of Dress´╗┐ has a long section on thrift. I needed a new, smaller wardrobe, and I planned to create it with my large collection of beautiful fabrics and yarns, saving large amounts of money which I could use to pay off the debt I added to my cards when I was traveling […]

Ketch Complete

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Here is Ketch, an Amy Herzog Custom Fit design, knitted up in Lambspun Prism, colorway Fairy Trumpet Flowers, half merino and half silk. It took a bit less than 2 skeins. I added a panel of lace from a Japanese stitch collection. The buttons are vintage from Etsy. This is Ketch 2.0, I suppose, because […]

Ketch Short Rows

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

I had to buy a new set of knitting markers to do the short rows for the Ketch collar. It's Friday, my night off, and it's raining. I lit the fire and I'm knitting while watching Fresh off the Boat´╗┐. At some point I'll clean the kitchen, bathe, go to bed and read. I had […]

Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderon de La Barca

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Sunday School today, then church, annual congregational meeting with barbecue and salad, and then La Bella and I went to see a play: Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderon de La Barca. It's a long series of philosophical conundrums, or conundra. The author was a Spanish gentleman of the early 17th century. The sets […]

Goethe on Color Theory

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

I've written a lot about the emotional effects of color for a client. There's lots of data on the subject, but I was never able to to find an original source or any scientific support. It's widely agreed upon, though — blue is calming, green is healthful, red is stimulating, yellow can increase creativity and […]

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