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My brain and Fiona

I find my knitting brain in an odd place at the moment. I think that I’ve been putting a lot of my knitting energies lately into finishing things so that I can move on and start something else, whether something of my own or just an item that I want to make and check it […]

Finishing is Fun

Although I’ve finished a few projects in the past month, I’ve been a little bit slow in getting the FO photos together. My Cassidy cardigan is one such casualty. I finished it in time to wear at Rhinebeck – yea verily, I was sewing on the buttons the night before – which was darned useful […]

Monday night knitting: Advanced Level Techniques

Before attending this particular Monday night knitting Workshop for One, please come having completed the following steps: 1. Cast on new sweater, fully convinced of enormous amounts of time standing between date of cast on and date of actually wishing to wear the completed sweater. 2. Finish sleeves of sweater within a week. Congratulate self […]

Soon. Soon.

In 2 more sleeps I will be on my way to New York City, to the waiting and generous spare bed of my knitting pal Rebecca, then on Saturday it will be off to the New York Sheep and Wool festival, aka Rhinebeck. Wait, there’s something missing in that description, what was it…oh yeah: WOO […]

Shiver me timbers

(The internets tell me today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yarr, mateys). I’ve been having one of those weeks where I want to knit everything. Like, everything. Only willpower is standing between me and casting on for three more sweaters, two shawls, and four pairs of socks right this very minute. It’s that sort […]

Oh those Halcyon days

And that’s a wrap, folks. Pattern: Halcyon, by Lisa Lloyd in the book ‘A Fine Fleece’. Yarn: Briggs & Little Regal (light worsted), in ‘turquoise’, just under 6 skeins total. It’s a sheepy sheepy wool, so sheepy that you will regularly encounter bits of straw and grass, etc, but is a bang for your buck […]

The thing about finishing

Is that about 15% of it is skill and the other 267% (numbers are approximate) is psychology. Halcyon is turning out to be such a damn tease, I’d honestly thought I’d have finished her by now and would be showing you FO photos – especially since Southern Ontario is having the rainiest rainy summer in […]

So Close

Now it just has to finish blocking so I can sew it together and pray it fits properly bide my time until fall when I’ll be able to wear it for real. Also, now that this is finally moving off the needles I have my next 3 sweaters all planned out. Gonna take a bite […]

Meanwhile

I’m starting to come down with a serious case of start-itis or creative vertigo or stash lust or whatever you want to call it, the drive to knit things, all kinds of things, new things now, now, right now. I’m sure this is partly due to me settling into a vacation vibe, but also thanks […]

Test of knitter vs. Knitter

Last week when I was in Boston I took with me a plain sock knitting project (stockinette, navy, men’s socks – for my grandfather), but I also brought some yarn and a new pattern to start as a treat. Since I was tired and vaguely stressed for a little while (what with almost losing my […]

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