Month: June 2018

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Complete Ketch #2

This is Amy Herzong’s custom sweater Ketch, knitted up in KnitPicks Wool of the Andes sport weight, colorway Haze. It took 11 skeins, almost, and I knitted it on size 3 needles, with size 1 for the ribbing. I used […]

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Next Knit?

I have a dress for the baby on the needles, plus two sweaters and a shawl. I have another shawl in mind, too, and I’ve swatched for the Ginger Lace Cardigan from Vintage Modern Knits. I know I want to […]

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Ketch #2

Here’s my second Ketch before blocking. It’s made of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Sport weight. It’s soft and wooly and fluffy. The collar and button band aren’t right, though. I might have to redo it, as I did for […]

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The Death of Wii

My Wii Console has died. I have been doing my 30 minutes of stepping — 3,000+ steps — every day for years. I miss it. Should I replace it? Pro I own a lot of Wii games the kids can […]

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Queer Eye Surprise

First of all, I don’t like reality TV. There are a couple of reality TV programs I enjoy: “What Not to Wear” and “The Profit.” Otherwise, I have found every reality TV program I’ve ever seen stupid and boring. Second, […]

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WordCamp

WordCamp is good. My presentation got this comment: @RebeccaHaden You have by far been my favorite session of the day. Thank you so much for your knowledge, insights, and wit! #wcfay I went to the cookout and the afterparty. I […]

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Self Care

It has been crazy busy, excitingly busy, at work. That always means that the whole eat, move, sleep paradigm falls apart. The meal above is not terrible. Tuna sandwich, corn chips, fruit salad — it could totally be worse. But […]

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10 Skeins

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 […]

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Stitch Markers

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 […]

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Raglan Thoughts

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 […]