Monthly Archives: February 2014

Color theory

What does one do, when faced with the goal of Knitting From Stash (specifically: rotate the stock / use up old yarn) and one quickly finds that the stash contains an alarming quantity of small skeins, early purchases of sock … Continue reading

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Fini!

Friday evening I finished my Eco Vest. It’s blocking right now, and a picture just wouldn’t do it justice so you’ll have to wait until it’s dried and I can get an “action shot”.  I did modify the pattern slightly, … Continue reading

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Non sequitur

I am pleased to announce that I am making marvelous progress on the second Hermione’s Everyday sock; I finished the heel flap on the train this morning and now it’s just smooth sailing up the leg. I made sure to … Continue reading

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Wakey wakey!

With all the crazy weather going on the rest of the country, I know I shouldn’t complain about our winter. It’s been vacillating between freezing and balmy, which is irritating but doesn’t seem to be doing the plants any harm. … Continue reading

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Buzzing!

Last weekend I bought some sleepy mason bees, and today I made them a place to live. Here’s the five tubes I bought; each should have about 5 bees inside. And here’s their new home, made with scrap lumber and … Continue reading

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More of the same

I’ve decided that I am going to focus on these two projects until they are done. This goes against my usual MO, and it’s a bit of a struggle. I have a stack of projects queued up that I want … Continue reading

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Knitting & snowing

My Eco Vest is coming along nicely – working on the left front. While the cat and I watch it snow. It started pretty suddenly and is accumulating quickly; it’s light and dry, very small flakes. So pretty!

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Heel

Trying to find the silver lining in yesterday’s hellish commute (it sucked): it did give me additional knitting time. I turned the heel and knit the heel flap, and am a few rounds into the leg of the pink sock. … Continue reading

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Mass hysteria

The region has gone crazy, and I am doing my level best to stay out of the way. Hundreds of thousands of football fans are descending on downtown Seattle (some camped overnight along the parade route), making the commute to … Continue reading

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The sock that won’t be stopped

Perhaps I’m just being thick-headed, but I am determined to make these socks, with this yarn. It (the sock) now has three strikes against it, but I believe in fourth chances. Hopelessly optimistic, that’s me. Strike one was a broken … Continue reading

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