Knitting on the road

There are changes afoot Chez Stash, and they necessitated a spur-of-the-moment road trip to Burlington, VT this weekend. And what’s a road trip without a little knitting? The hoodie is finished except for some buttons, but I’m saving the pictures for an FO post. Which leaves the lace: It turned…

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Whoosh!

…and there goes a week. I had a lovely birthday, filled with much knitting-related goodness. In addition to that gorgeous silk, I got some great books: Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan, Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis, the new Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK book, and I finally got with the…

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Why I have the best husband ever.

One down-side to knitting multiple projects at once is that sometimes, even though you’ve been knitting and making progress, there’s very little in the way of interesting pictures. I finished both hoodie sleeves and they’re blocking along with the front (“only” the hood and finishing to go!), I got over…

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On sizing and socks, and help from you.

Remember Harvey? When I knit it for my unusually-large child last fall in the 3-6 month size, I assumed it would be just right. Turns out, it was huge. Then this spring, it was still kind of large. And now, on my still-unusually-large 9 month old, it’s still kind of…

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Thank you, drive through

Sadly, the Yorkshire Tweed in my last post is no longer destined for anything. (Apologies for the crappy lighting–things are good and dark and stormy here in Boston.) I had hopes that it would work for Eunny’s Deep-V Argyle Vest, which I’ll be knitting for a friend later this year,…

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On monogamy

It seems that my (previously) anti-stash nature isn’t the only thing that has changed recently. True to form, I wove in the ends and blocked the back of the Fibonacci hoodie: I cast on for the front, but halfway through the first big block of fuschia I got second-sleeve syndrome.…

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Fee Fi FO Fum

Bea is finished! Pattern: Bea from Rowan’s “Little Treasures” Yarn: Rowan Soft Baby, cream color Needles: Recommended US7s gave me pattern gauge (which I have of course forgotten) Thoughts/Modifications: Aside from using a whole half-ball *more* of the yarn than the pattern called for (despite perfect gauge!), I didn’t deviate…

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Bea Bea Bo Bea, Fanana Fanna Fo Fea…

Bea is not yet finished, due to an impromptu trip to CT this weekend. However, I did get it blocked and partially seamed up, and knitted the button bands. (And but of course I have progress pictures to show you.) I like the fabric resulting from a steam block better…

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Yarn acquired!

Nothing exciting, though. Just more Soft Baby to finish Bea. All of the pre-blocking pieces are complete: Next I block! Then, button bands and collars and seaming. I should be finished this weekend, which will be exciting. I’m really looking forward to giving this one away, it’s turning out beautifully.…

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