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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…
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.
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…
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:
#2 Bonny by tincanknits
Since then I’ve powered my way through two more:
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…
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…
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:
My Saturday at the Shepherd’s Harvest Wool Festival in Lake Elmo, MN.
Luscious yarns and kits.I managed to be really good…
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…
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…
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.
Let the games…