Category summer knitting

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Business as usual

Summer movie season has been going pretty well for my knitting – it means I get to knit the boring socks in my handbag while I watch movies! Of course occasionally this also means I end up making a terrible dropped-stitch mistake during said experience, and have to fix it afterwards. Actually I feel less […]

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Long weekend results

If you’re representing for the knitterly parts of North America, you also just put the wrap on a holiday weekend (we had our holiday on Friday, ‘Murricans on Monday), so I hope that means you got in a bit of knitting time with a relaxing beverage. On Friday I finished the last few rounds of […]

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So Simple Sport-weight Socks

Guys, I’ve remembered why I love knitting socks on yarn heavier than fingering weight. Wait for it…it’s because they’re fast. I know, I know! Shocking, right? But the fact is the heavier the yarn, the fewer stitches you need and therefore the less time you need to knit it up. But very heavy yarn is […]

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Spring-to-summer progress

When last we caught up with my spring sweater project, I was just about to join the body and the sleeves to work the yoke – the final main step before the final finishing, so all was looking up! It was then, I discovered (dramatic music cue), that about five inches earlier on the body, […]

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That time of year

Last week the fabulous ladies over at Mason-Dixon Knitting (Ann and Kay, I really am going to get back to that Liberty Blanket I started last summer, honest I swear) were kind enough to give me a shout-out on their post about getting into sock knitting, and it made me remember, oh yeah, sock knitting […]

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Projects with parts

Something else I’ve discovered in my “hey let’s take a pause on churning out granny squares from now until the end of time” crafting phase, is that, hey, you know what? Most knitting projects have noticeable parts to them. Not everything needs to have an endless repetition of the same crafting process over and over […]

Almost After Dark

The nightie is blocking. Once it’s dry I’ll be able to weave in a few ends and go on the hunt for some bra straps, and still be able to wear this baby while the summer’s still on. it’s close enough for me to call it done. I would very much like to knit the […]

We interrupt your Sunday broadcast…

…for just a little bit of gratuitous food picspam. Saturday was all about the kitchen, for me, and indulging in some new recipes. First, I assembled some S’mores Cupcakes:   They are delicious – but very sweet. Tooth-brushing and flossing is very much required. The only thing I missed in the recipe was the sprinkling […]

Summer Distractions

In the heat this past week, my knitting progress has been slooooow. I think I’m also experiencing a bit of knitting ennui, but I think that might be starting to pass. I’m beginning to perk up at the idea of having new projects, which means that I have got to put the pedal to the […]

There will be no dishrag jag

My current state of mind is, shall we say, constantly subject to change. In addition to all the usual dissertation anxieties which all decided to gleefully jump on my head earlier this week, tomorrow I will officially enter the third week of being without my own laptop. I am losing the ability to be patient […]