Archive For May, 2010


By | May 31, 2010

Finishing up the Yachats pattern (and a stealth project before that) freed up some time to get back to a long-neglected project: Camille. Actually, I finished Camille some time ago… let’s see, must’ve been fall of 2007, as the pattern was initially published in the Spring 2008 issue of Twists and Turns. It includes some […]

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By | May 26, 2010

Hot off the needles: the Yachats socks. To finish the second sock, I did have to unravel a smidge of my swatch. I didn’t measure at the time, but it must’ve been less than a yard’s worth of yarn. Had I known, of course I would’ve knit the swatch shorter… oh, well. I like how […]

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By | May 20, 2010

Talk about close! 41.4g required for the first sock; 41.6g remaining for the second sock. ’Course, I can always unravel my swatch if I need a few more yards. And the size of the swatch (16.4g)  leads me to believe knitters will have enough yarn to knit size large socks, even though I’m knitting the […]

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What’s your guess?

By | May 17, 2010

Remember the stealth knitting project that I mentioned before Stitches South? It finally went off into the mail early last week, giving me time to turn to another, long-neglected project: the Dye Dreams socks. I’m happy to report significant progress in a week’s time. You can see that I decided to go with the fold-over […]

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Knit Nation

By | May 13, 2010

Have you heard about Knit Nation? Like the sign says, “Learn, shop, knit, spin!” The more I think about it, the more thrilled I am to be taking part. It’s in London, for cryin’ out loud! How fun will that be? I’m seriously looking forward to sneaking off to the V&A. I’m teaching six of […]

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By | May 10, 2010

Yes, yes, I know this is a knitting blog. Bear with me for a minute. I’m currently reading The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. It’s the third of three fabulous books by author Atul Gawande, a surgeon. His previous books, Better and Complications, explore the question of why things go wrong, despite the […]

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