Category Archives: knitting

Projects, projects

  The cold and snow make me hunker down, glad to be in the not-so-warm (unless one is quite near the wood stove) house . We’re burning wood from the second pile; it’s punkier and wouldn’t last ’til next year, … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck: Sunday, and spinning wheels

I returned today, armed with some more cash, but resisted these oh-so-clever wheels, by The Merlin Tree, so easy to carry, so durable, so cute! I didn’t take his card, but Saturday he remarked how he had the least expensive … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck: Saturday

I actually got to the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival early-ish, so the crowds were not yet thick and impenetrable: (This was  Ellen’s 1/2 pint farm.) I watched some judging; they all looked good to me. I am a novice … Continue reading

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Trying a variation

I really really like the patterns of Jane Thornley, of Nova Scotia. They are almost freeform, and allow one to choose yarns and colorways and be a bit adventurous. She sees patterns of colors and textures in nature and is … Continue reading

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Food and Fiber

I have been busy making use of the season’s bounty: B and B pickles, plum jam and oriental plum sauce, and two chutneys. I think I am done; the farmer’s stand closed today. Unless my grapes come in in irresistible … Continue reading

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I’ve joined too many KAL’s; I have decided to finish up ‘My journey to a shawl’, using my knobbly homespun. But I will do the Bee-flower shawl and the Hanami on my own time, not in step with the online … Continue reading

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I’m tired of Ravelry and I haven’t even been invited yet. 4798 to go. Soon, maybe next week, they’ll get their hoity-toity servers up and then I’ll get in, or maybe the next week, or maybe it’ll be just whenever … Continue reading

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Dyeing my spinning

I have a split personality: I am trying to spin and knit for ‘A journey to a shawl’, and I am trying to do the mystery stole#3. I dyed my NZ Romney a week ago Sunday with the butternuts and … Continue reading

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Changed my mind

I have decided against the two ply brown wool, and am knitting ms3 in a black bamboo, Ornaghi from Italy. It may not block out to a large size, but it does drape nicely. The beads are a glass metallic … Continue reading

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yarn and beads

This is the image for the end of the previous entry; I haven’t figured uploading pictures yet , obviously! Originally uploaded by kwonset

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