The Socks of Summer

I spent the summer and early fall knitting socks in the appropriate mossy green colour (Knit Picks Felici in Treehouse). Going back through the photos was like a revisitation of my summer work and travels:   On the ferry:   Of course conference calls:   Watching baseball in a hotel room:   Hanging out at…

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Lost and Found

Confession: I lose track of things, even things I knit. What’s worse is when I lose track of not-quite-completed knits. I have this vague concept that they’re out there somewhere, languishing in the bottom of a bag only a few (or many) rows or hours from completion. This doesn’t include projects with ends that need…

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When Knitters Travel

I ended up with one of those weird back-to-back travel events when I was actually home for not quite a full weekend. Throw in some pre-Christmas activities and regular weekend commitments and something had to give. In this case, it was laundry. I managed to wash enough clothes to dump back in my suitcase. It’s…

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Aunt Bon’s Bonbon

I love the look of knitted toys. They’re cute and cuddly (especially with a squishy yarn). Everyone loves a stuffed animal. They do tend to have one major drawback in my eyes though: all the fiddly little ends to sew in.   I tried a couple of projects that were categorized as “seamless” but that…

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The Dog Days of Summer

  Here’s the thing: I knew when I started the Temperature Scarf I would struggle to finish. 365 days is a long time, and the novelty of the same project, one row a day, gets old at some point. The crazy temperature changes* through winter and spring kept things interesting through the early going, but…

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