Monthly Archives: October 2013


We – and a 20 foot truck stuffed with our belongings – arrived in Portland yesterday. We drove carefully, taking two days to drive from San Francisco to Portland. Today I will do a maintenance check on my loom and … Continue reading

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Wool For Your Bottom

Wool For Your Bottom.  – from Steven Parsons’s WOOLBLOG. From time to time I reblog a post from this most informative blog.  This is one of those times.

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On the Needles

I recently read a blog post by a knitter who routinely shares the status of both her projects and books she is reading.  She always ends with “So what’s on your needles?  What are you reading?” Here’s what’s on my … Continue reading

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Previously Used Yarn

From time to time I receive questions from knitters and crocheters about gauging and yarn usage. A knitter recently wrote to ask me a question about yarn usage.  She’s making the Olivia Cowl from Swans Island.  She sent me a … Continue reading

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Televised Competitive Knitting

Thanks to Pearlstoronto for bringing this to my attention! Norwegian TV station is airing five continuous hours of competitive “Sheep to Sweater” knitting! I have witnessed “Sheep to Shawl” competitions, but not “Sheep to Sweater.” What a fun event to … Continue reading

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Gauging & Swatching – Again

I decided to use Thor’s birthday sweater as a learning tool on the topic of yarn selection. I was attracted to Josh Bennett‘s Man’s Cable Cardigan and thought it might be a good way to use up some of my … Continue reading

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