Year: 2019

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CBD Salve

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We interviewed a CBD expert, or at least a convincing sounding CBD seller. She let us try a CBD salve on our hands. It smelled bad, but had a wonderful texture. I am going to admit that when I stood […]

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Cowichan Vest

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#1 son is getting a sweater vest. #2 son has gotten five and will be getting a sixth this Christmas. It’s a Cowichan design — perhaps the only North American knitting tradition. It’s a combination of llama (brown) and sheep […]

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Snore Monster Cap

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“Snore monster” is apparently Norwegian for “lace pattern,” so this is a lace pattern cap. The fur pompom is the trend in Norwegian knits this year, if you believe Instagram. Which I guess I do. I spent the day knitting.

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Toad in the Hole

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I made this dish, Toad in the Hole, for breakfast meeting this morning. “This is Toad in the Hole,” I said. “It comes from England.” #1 son assured me that there was nothing in that description that would make someone […]

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Cowichan Sweater Begun

#2 son came in late last night after meeting up with a buddy. He’s here for an Ultimate tournament, which is also an opportunity to catch up with friends from all over. We went to First Watch for breakfast (Eggs […]

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Norway’s Knitting War

Norway’s Recent “Knitting War” of Words In the course of my fascination with Klompelompe I encountered a Norwegian review of knitting books including the Klompelompe book I bought. The review, which you can see if you click through the link […]

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Rompers Again

I spent most of Saturday knitting the lovely klompelompe rompers. #1 daughter brought the Littles over to play and we made some bread. But mostly I was knitting. Binge-watching¬†House¬†and getting in the inches. Granted, I should have been making Christmas […]

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First Xmas FO

The Cobblestone Vest is completed — the Christmas Gift Finished Object of the week! The cat really likes it. I do, too. I’ve made this before, but the ribbing has seemed too raw. I replace it with fancy Japanese cables […]