Monthly Archives: November 2010

Forward progress

This slip stitch pattern is addicting. See? I’m tentatively calling it Kuelap since it reminds me of Peru and that was a settlement founded by the Chachapoyas (with whom I’m so fascinated—who doesn’t love mysterious/long-gone civilizations?) It’s so soft I … Continue reading

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Sweet Surrender

/me waves the white flag. Blame it on the weather. Blame it on my hands being cold constantly (even indoors with the heat up to 75). Blame it on the siren song of the gorgeous yarn I kept petting at … Continue reading

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Postpwn’d

There are so many things that I am so anxious to cast on for that I’m trying to set a goal to complete at least a couple of things by this weekend. I figured maybe if I blog about some … Continue reading

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Quick + cute = awesome

My friend Kathryn put up a really cute hat pattern on ravelry (also using Shepherd’s Wool—for the blue one). It’s called A Cloche Call and is modeled by the lovely Millicent at Urban Fiber Arts in Portland, OR. I will … Continue reading

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Crossing the finish line

You may recall me talking about Shepherd’s Wool recently, if not, then it’s just glorious. It’s probably one of the top 5 best wool yarns I can ever remember using from a quality standpoint. Anyway, somehow in the tempest that … Continue reading

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Full of good cheer

Been burning the midnight oil again to get things dee-oh-en-ee, DONE. I feel like I’ve been slacking on blogging and getting ideas out, so here are some things that are keeping a smile on my face as the weather gets … Continue reading

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Method to my madness

So in getting a pattern test-knitted on ravelry, I finally made a very clear little tutorial for how I count rows in patterns (and how to use the row counters I include in most of my patterns). I think most … Continue reading

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Huh.

Was just looking at my list projects on Ravelry (obviously, since most of the stuff I make is for myself, my photo was repeated across the page quite a bit), and had one of those weird surreal moments where you … Continue reading

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Oh, goody/ies!

In more exciting news, as part of my birthday gifts, I got some Shepherd’s Wool in a lovely shade of hunter green and some pretty wooden circular needles from DYAKcraft. Both are 100% made in the USA, and all I … Continue reading

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Camelids in the mist

Just got back from an alpaca farm. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! The little cuties just kill me every time. I miss getting to see them on a daily basis. :/

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