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Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

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 […]

Ketch Nearing Completion

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Too stripey? I don't know. However, I have completed the lace panels, a January KLL challenge, and in fact have completed the fronts and back of the sweater. Lace looks like nothing at all before you block it. So I'm blocking it. Bisi is helping me. Bisi loves wool with a love that is deep, […]

KLL and Ketch

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

In the interests of becoming a well-rounded knitter, I've come up with a plan to make ´╗┐The Knitting Life List a challenge. Since a chapter a month doesn't work, I'll choose one item from each chapter each month. Here's my plan for January: Chapter 1: "Buy a color wheel" — except I just took a […]

An Organized Stash

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

On New Year's Day, I dealt with work issues, cleaned the kitchen, arranged my Debt Snowball plan and my budget, and started undressing the Christmas tree. Contrary to my plan, I answered my phone and emails. But mostly I organized my yarn stash. When I started this blog, I didn't have a stash. I bought […]

Organizing Your Stash

Monday, January 1st, 2018

The first task for my Knitter's Life List Journey is organizing my stash. This comes up in Chapter 10, which seems illogical. I don't feel that I can take a serious run at becoming a more expert knitter unless I organize my stash first, so I am going to do this even though it comes […]


Thursday, December 28th, 2017

I've completed the back of Ketch, one of Amy Hertzog's Custom Fit designs. It badly needs blocking, and is currently nearly an inch smaller than the schematic says it should be. The blocking could help with that, or I could be an inch smaller when I finish it than I was when I started it. […]

Hiking Socks

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Here are #1 son's hiking socks, with the heel flap completed and the stitches picked up, ready to turn the heel. Turning the heel, getting ready to knit the foot. Sock #1 completed. These are made of Highland wool. The Highland sheep is a cross between the Merino and the Corriedale, which is itself a […]

Sweater Decisions

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

The vest is finished, except for blocking. In general, I like it a lot. I will definitely make it again. However, I don’t like the neckline. The vest is designed to have edges that are finished, more or less, as you knit. There’s an interesting back neck band which I might try out when I […]

Socktober, Baby Feet Edition

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

This is some amazing self-striping sock yarn my sister sent to me. This is the baby who needs some socks, as you can see from her wiggly pink toes. And here’s the first sock of Socktober.

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