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Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

Argyle Torture

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

With a lingering cough and a bunch of meetings coming up this week, I spent a day mostly on the sofa. I took an outdoor walk first, but then I settled in with Netflix and my knitting. I spent the first hour of my knitting time correcting an error ten rows down. I don’t think […]


Saturday, August 11th, 2018

This weekend I’m finishing up a dress for the Baby and starting the Christmas sweater vest from Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits. That’s been my go-to pattern book for menswear for years. But I just received a new men’s collection from KnitPicks: Dapper. It contains multiple patterns for fingerless mitts, giant scarves, and handknitted ties. Will […]

French Yarn

Friday, August 10th, 2018

When I was in France last year I visited and fell in love with a yarn shop. I’ve ordered yarn from this shop a few times since I returned, and made some beautiful garments for my precious grandchild. The yarn I’m working with right now splits and slips off the needle, and the charming French […]

Changes Coming

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

It’s midsummer, but the fall changes are on their way. We go back to choir on Wednesday. The Seamwork DYW Fall Collection begins next week. It’s just a couple of weeks to the Holiday Grand Plan. I don’t do Back to School anymore, but it feels like that as family members go through it with […]

Arrival of Yarn

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

My shipment from KnitPicks arrived today. This is the yarn for #2 son’s Christmas sweater, Erika Knight’s argyle vest. Those colors at the top are Caviar, Shoal, and Wine for the rakers — the narrow lines crisscrossing the diamonds. They look beautiful together, don’t they? That’s three skeins. There are also six skeins of the […]


Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

I am making an argyle vest (specifically, the argyle vest from Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits: 20 New Classics. I’ve made half a dozen sweaters from this book, my go-to for men’s sweaters. #1 son suggested that I practice argyle in something smaller first, and I found a pattern called “Java Jerkin” with an argyle pattern. […]

Buying Yarn

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

There are two ways to buy yarn. First, you choose a project and buy the appropriate yarn. The epitome of this is the knit project kit with yarn and pattern and perhaps notions as well. I buy these from la Droguerie, a knitting shop I fell in love with while visiting Paris with #2 daughter. […]

Plage de la Greve Rose

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Here’s my current project. I’m starting with the dress. The yarn is Salade de fruits from La Droguerie. I’m using size 0 needles. I pinned out the hem — it’s just a couple of rows of garter stitch (Kalido yarn, colorway Rose Coral) so it won’t lie flat naturally, and the curl was bothering me. […]

Next Project

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Next up is the Baby’s new French ensemble. This is definitely a zombie project. I’m enjoying it — lovely soft yarn, the added challenge of instructions in French, and of course the pleasure of making something for my precious little grandchild, the Baby. But I need an epic project to complement the zombie project, right? […]

Finished Quixote Shawl

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

This is the finished Quixote Shawl from the book Wanderlust´╗┐. I made it in KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud fingering weight yarn in violet, using size 3 needles. I love it.

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