Month: September 2019

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Lucy Hat

Instead of all the things I planned to make this weekend, I made the Lucy Hat. The reason? Mostly the wonderful feeling of knitting with Madeline Tosh Vintage. Mmmm. Also uncertainty about the Llama Wool Vest (is there another skein […]

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Swatching

I had an epic project underway — the lovely Chimera, which is actually in my Fall Collection. I’m not sure what I’ve done with it. I also had a zombie project, the Textured Vest in brown llama wool. But I […]

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Deliveries

I had two lovely deliveries today. First, Madeline Tosh Vintage, enough for three Lucy Hats. They threw in a little duffel, which might hold a pair of socks on dpns. The main colors are Dr. Zhivago’s Sky, Whiskey Barrel, and […]

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Two Vests

Here are the two sweater vests for Christmas. The brown one is made of llama wool. It is clear that the two skeins I have will not be enough. I have a handspun gray ball of yarn. Could I do […]

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Creoles

A creole, of course, is a combination of an indigenous language and the language of an imperial power. In cooking, it usually means tomatoes, peppers, and rice. In jewelry, it apparently means hoops. Definitely the easiest earrings I have ever […]

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Giftmaking Materials

I’m not sure whether this is more fortunate or more embarrassing, but it turns out that I have lots of Christmas gift projects for which I’ve bought the materials but not made the items. The Lucy hat, above, has been […]

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Fatigue

It is only Tuesday and I am exhausted. I think this is largely because I started the day in the wee hours of the morning with my husband waking me up to say that the toilet didn’t work and I’d […]

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Epic and Zombie

Here they are, the Epic and the Zombie projects. As I knitter, I must have a challenging Epic project filled with complexity and opportunities for error, and a Zombie project composed mostly of plain stockinette for when I’m tired or […]