Category Archives: WIPs

Pics or it didn’t happen

I’ve been busy neglecting my blog knitting up a storm lately. The fall weather is starting to sneak in here and there in Portland and it’s giving me the itch to stitch big time. So far, the Alpenwald shawl is … Continue reading

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Try to detect it, it’s not too late…

This post was going to be a little photo-heavy, but I’ve been so remiss in posting photos for at least the last year that I think I will have to do it in a series. Based on my posts from … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log, Stardate 32612.352

Blast. I had to rip back quite a bit of Shetland lace…can’t get my work to match my chart and don’t want the pattern to be wrong. After taking it off the needles to snap the photo posted below, it … Continue reading

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The bug that isn’t an insect…

Wearing my Dettifoss cowl today and it’s *just* what I needed to keep away the chill in the office. Am about 1/3 of the way done with a beautiful blouse in Mountain Meadow Wool Kaycee (dyed a lovely shade of … Continue reading

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Talk about a busy bee. Things are finally settling down a bit to where I can post about some goodies I’ve been working on. Too many goodies at once, maybe, but I can’t stand doing one thing at a time. … Continue reading

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It’s an Amish mistake

I’ve been knitting away furiously on the shawl that I’m tentatively calling Usoa (“dove” in Euskara), though it may be changed to Ederne Usoa (“beautiful dove”). So far it looks like this (Had to put a pillow from my couch … Continue reading

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Dreams within dreams

It’s been nice to finish up projects and be responsible. I never used to finish anything, and I now realize, a lot of that stemmed from the yarn I was using not being very inspirational. Frequently, I hoard yarns that … Continue reading

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What’s goin’ on

So one of my favorite local yarn stores is having a knit-along for the summer. (Urban Fiber Arts, Damask Shawl by Kitman Figueroa.) My version uses Fibre Company’s “Road to China Light” a blissful blend of baby alpaca, silk, cashmere, … Continue reading

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Spent a fair bit of time going through my stash today. Ended up reorganizing and putting it all back really nicely, so now it’s much easier to see what I have. Will be photographing and posting nearly all of it … Continue reading

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Welcome to my slog.

I would solemnly swear to never make anything with the word “infinity” in its description on 2.75mm needles again, but my resolve is so weak, especially for fine-gauge knitting, that we all know there’s no point. It finally has a … Continue reading

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