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I made a hat for my darling niece.

Yarn: Panda Soy in Positive Purple, less than 2 skeins

Needles: Size 3

PatternAviatrix, sport weight

Finished: December 2013

Notes: I doubled the yarn. Fingering weight doubled ~= sport weight. Button from my stash. I forgot to take any pictures before gifting it, so I don’t have any macro shots, but I think the adorable toddler more than makes up for that.

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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in knitting


I knit something!

My wanting to get back into knitting coincided perfectly with my best friend requesting an earwarmer/headband type thing. Google, Ravelry, and my stash took me to Calorimetry.


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Posted by on January 2, 2014 in knitting


Not very cute sweater

It’s Margot from Knitty and it’s just not doing anything for me.

I’ve been dragging my heels debating on whether to finish this or rip back and maybe make something that would actually fit me. I gave up and finished just to be done with it, but it’s going in the goodwill bag. On a positive note, I’m hoping this being finally off the needles will motivate me to start something new.

Here’s the shot where it looks fine:

and here’s what it really looks like


Posted by on December 17, 2011 in knitting


Only a year late!

Here’s my dad’s (last year’s) Christmas scarf:

No WIP pics cause dad reads the blog, but it’s Henry, which was fairly easy to get in a groove with, and it’s beautiful and it took forever! The parents’ dog already ate the yarn band, but I think it was Malabrigo.

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Posted by on December 23, 2010 in knitting



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Posted by on October 26, 2009 in knitting


Vegan MoFo: Day 2

I meant to post a picture of my frito pie from Wheatville, but I was so hungry I forgot. So instead here’s a soy latte and delicious cream cookie thing that I’ll have for dessert later when I’m less full. Also, here’s Ronin (Rick’s cat, who has finally decided to stop hissing at Sassy).

Also, I’m reknitting the Katia boatneck shirt in a smaller size.




It’s Time! It’s Time!

IMG_3835The Red Scarf Project is accepting your scarves until December 15th! Click over to Norma for the mailing address, pattern suggestions, and ideas for super sweet messages to send.

More info:

“The Red Scarf Project, a project of the Orphan Foundation of America, or, collects scarves to send in Valentine’s Day care packages to college students who have aged out of foster care. These brave young people are going it on their own and trying to improve their lives and the community by attending college. The care packages are welcome tokens of encouragement to young people who otherwise receive little to no mail. Your scarf should be soft (any material), unisex design, and approximately 60 inches long by 5 to 8 inches wide. Machine washable is a plus, but it is not absolutely necessary. Mail it to: Orphan Foundation of America The Red Scarf Project 21351 Gentry Drive Sterling, VA 20166 ..but not until September 1, 2009-December, 2009. Please read all the info in this blog. Most of your questions will be answered here. Also, please check out the Red Scarf Ravelry group. If you still have questions that remain unanswered, please email me at”

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Posted by on September 24, 2009 in knitting


Another dishcloth



Mock linen stitch with a picot border.

Sugar n’ Cream yarn, less than 1 ball.

Size 5 needles.


Posted by on September 5, 2009 in knitting


Red Scarf

IMG_3829IMG_3834Another not so recently finished project. This one is for the red scarf project. Please accept the beautiful close ups as an apology for the lazy action shot. It’s been done for a while, but I hadn’t bothered to weave in all the ends until a couple of weeks ago.

Yarn: Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic, didn’t keep track of how much. 3 or 4 skeins?

Needles: Probably 5s? I forget… This is why you need to take your notes right away!

Pattern: Woven herringbone stitch from the Vogue Stitchionary: Rw 1 (RS) k1, *yo, sl 1, k2, pass sl st over 2 k sts; rep from * to end. Row 2 – p1, *yo, sl 1, p2, pass sl st over 2 p sts; rep from * to end. Rep rows 1 and 2.

Finished: June 2009

Notes: I think this came out absolutely beautiful, so while I’m sorry I didn’t get it done in time for last year, I think I fit the requirements of quality not quantity.



Posted by on July 2, 2009 in knitting


New F.O.

IMG_3819IMG_3818I try to have something simple on my needles for weaving guild nights and other events where I could use a little something to keep my hands busy that won’t take too much concentration. And I’ve been loving using knitted dishcloths. So there you go. Here’s the latest.

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Posted by on June 18, 2009 in knitting