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Archive for June, 2018

Complete Ketch #2

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

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 vintage buttons from Etsy. It’s a nice, traditional wooly sweater with a little bit oversized […]

Next Knit?

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

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 do a lace cardigan with Venus Blue Prism. This one from No-Sew Knits also appeals […]

Ketch #2

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

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 the first. Here it is blocked. I think I’m going to like it. Here are […]

The Death of Wii

Monday, June 25th, 2018

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 play. I find it easy to start my day with those steps, even though I […]

Queer Eye Surprise

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

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, I find “queer” a rude term. Possibly, I’m like older folks in the 20th century […]

WordCamp

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

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 had fun. More tomorrow.

Self Care

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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 it could and should be better. Hair, skin… well, I don’t have that polished professional […]

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 […]

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