Archive For November, 2010


By | November 23, 2010

With Charts Made Simple in the printer’s hands, I’m kind of at loose ends. Tasks that had been sucking up gobs of time are now completed, but I’m not ready to start anything new. Just the thought of beginning a large project—book or otherwise—gives me the heebie-jeebies at the moment. So instead I’m looking to […]

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Red-letter day

By | November 19, 2010

This morning, FedEx dropped off a long-awaited package: print proofs for Charts Made Simple. The color cover was separate from the interior, and the interior had been printed on lighter-weight paper than will be used for the actual book. But the proofs were bound. It’s starting to look like a real book. So I spent […]

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FO parade

By | November 18, 2010

A couple weeks ago, after realizing I had a few too many WIPs sitting around, I took action. First, I finished this: This scarf had been done for months, except for weaving in the ends and blocking—finishing it off was low-hanging fruit indeed. Knit out of Pico Accuardi’s sock yarn in a stunning Acid & […]

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Planes, trains, and automobiles

By | November 5, 2010

Get this: next February I’m attending Cat Bordhi’s Visionary retreat in Friday Harbor, WA. Immediately afterward, I’m teaching at Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA. To maximize carpooling, minimize expense, and enhance the likelihood that I’ll actually be where I’m supposed to be when I’m supposed to be there, here’s the game plan: 2/9 Get […]

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Is it startitis, or …?

By | November 3, 2010

Before a retreat in early September, I cast on for a cardigan, skipping my usual planning and calculating. I “needed” a substantial project to last me through the retreat. Current status: stalled, waiting for a chance to figure out the armhole and neck shaping. Before heading to Tempe in late September, I cast on for […]

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