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Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

Knitting for Our Men

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

While I knit hats and scarves for men from a variety of patterns, I have made almost all the sweaters I’ve made for men from one go-to book, Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits. I’ve recently bought two more men’s knitting pattern books, though. Since I am deep in Christmas present knitting and not allowed/able to start […]

Christmas Hottle

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

A good hot water bottle with a pretty woolen cover makes a practical gift for practically everyone. People who love hand knitting can revel in the cables and use it to dress up their beds. People who don’t care about that can tuck it under the bedclothes and have warm feet without spending extra on […]

Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

The argyle sweater vest I’m making for #2 son for Christmas has taken a turn for the worse. I may have to give up and make him something else. To distract myself from this knitting debacle, I am enjoying Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book. I’m a big fan of Amy Herzog. I’ve taken her Craftsy […]

Argyle Fail

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

My duplicate stitch rakers don’t look that bad. But there is a serious flaw that I noticed last weekend: they don’t meet in the middle of the diamond. Therefore, they must be taken out and redone. I haven’t had the heart to do that yet, but today is the day. I have some actual work […]

Argyle Interruption

Friday, October 19th, 2018

The Baby is going to be an old lady for Halloween, so I ran up a little floral dress for her. #1 Daughter’s mother in law was coming to town to help arrange the costume, so I needed to get this done quickly. That meant an interruption in the argyle. The dress worked out well. […]

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 […]

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