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5 Truisms About Life That Aren’t True About Knitting

5 Truisms About Life That Aren’t True About Knitting

1. In life there are no do-overs. But there are in knitting. All the time! I started over on this Evenstar shawl five freaking times.  And every few rows I find something that requires me to tink back a bit. I do this more with lace than with any other type of knitting. Is lace somehow the antithesis of life?

My Evenstar. Oh so many stitches to go.

2. Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t…

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Shearing a Sheep in Photos

Shearing a Sheep in Photos

You have to admire an expert sheep shearer who knows exactly what he’s doing. Firm but gentle, so nobody gets excited.

I think this sheep was more anxious about her audience than she was about being sheared.

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It’s amazing to me how little of the sheep’s skin/hide seems to get a pass from the clippers. It’s probably my imagination, but watching the shearer, it looks as though he knows where…

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Setting ‘Em Up and Knocking ‘Em Down

Setting ‘Em Up and Knocking ‘Em Down

Peter Pan busting out a joyous crow. He must have just finished knitting that tunic.

It’s time to crow.

I’ve made astounding progress this summer on my self-assigned warm weather tops knitting project . At the beginning of June, I posted about the first two completed tops:

#1 Austin Tee by Jean Chung

#2 Bonny by tincanknits

Since then I’ve powered my way through two more:

#3 Still Waters by Julie…

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Yarn Colorways - They Fight Crime Edition

Yarn Colorways – They Fight Crime Edition

I attended the Zombie Knitpocalypse retreat this past weekend. There are so many things I could talk about (it was a joyous experience). And I met so many wonderful new people.  However, the thing that’s tickling my brain right now is yarn –specifically, crazy colorway names.

Each night at the retreat Megan and Amy held a drawing,  giving  away massive amounts of yarn, fiber, tools, and other…

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Two Awesome Knit Tops I’m Going to be Wearing All Summer

Two Awesome Knit Tops I’m Going to be Wearing All Summer

I spent much of my free time during the summer of 2012 knitting the Rocky Coast cardigan. I knitted two of them, one in crunchy Shetland wool (for my sister), and another in a lovely alpaca/wool/silk blend (for me). The trouble was, once I was done knitting them there was nothing for me to do but admire them. I tried wearing my cardigan to work one day late in August, trusting to the office air…

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Spring Cleaning of the Woolly Variety

Spring Cleaning of the Woolly Variety

I’m thankful that household heating technology has progressed to the point where we don’t have to worry about scrubbing wood, coal and oil smoke off our walls and ceilings every spring.  We still burn non-renewable resources, so our heat isn’t “clean,” but at least my furnace doesn’t coat my abode with layers of grime.

For me, spring cleaning involves just a few specific tasks:

  • Footwear…

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Shepherd’s Harvest Wool Festival, in Photos

Shepherd’s Harvest Wool Festival, in Photos

My Saturday at the Shepherd’s Harvest Wool Festival in Lake Elmo, MN.

Rabbit Agility, it’s a thing.  4-H shows off the skills of their highly-trained rabbit athletes. They all seem to like to hide in the tunnel at the end of the course. 20140522-092403-33843080.jpg

Spinning wheels galore.  I had plans to try out that great wheel, but never got around to it. Next time… 20140522-092431-33871222.jpg

Luscious yarns and kits.I managed to be really good…

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5KCBWDAY7 - Looking Forward

5KCBWDAY7 – Looking Forward

Today is day 7 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. The topic of the day is Looking Backward, Looking Forward.

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I have three fleeces, three luscious fleeces

Bought at a festival last night

A Jacob, a Corriedale, and a Rambouillet-cross

I’ve got my work cut out for me, all right.

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Honestly, that’s as much of my knitting and spinning future as I can…

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5KCBWDAY6 - My Knitting Hero, a Tribute in Lego

5KCBWDAY6 – My Knitting Hero, a Tribute in Lego

Welcome to day six of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.

For today’s topic, I am writing about a knitter I admire: Alice Starmore.

Alice Starmore’s work is true art. Her patterns are not only lovely, they also seem to express ideas. They have a voice and story inside them.

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A Brief History of Alice

Alice Starmore was born in Scotland on the Hebridean island of Lewis. Her…

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5KCBWDAY5 - Wool Festival Bingo

5KCBWDAY5 – Wool Festival Bingo

It’s almost summer and wool festival season is upon us. In fact, I’m going to one this weekend: Shepherd’s Harvest. 

Today’s Knitting and Crochet Blog Week topic is “Something Different.” So I thought I’d try my hand at creating a game.

Wool Festival Bingo

Challenge your fiber buddies to a game the next time you attend a festival.

Consider making things interesting with a wager.

bingo

Let the games…

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