The nomadic life.

We’ve been packed up and most of our earthly posessions are on a truck somewhere. That’s the stash. I hope the poor wool makes it through the heat and altitude and distance okay. Another square finished on the afghan, but no pictures for the moment. We’re here visiting family in…

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FO Sho.

The leaf lace shawl is finished. …and that’s as far as I got with the photo shoot before Jacob wanted to “help”. Hopefully I can try again later, because it’s difficult to capture the drape and heft and sheen of this wonderful fabric on film. Pattern: Leaf Lace Shawl from…

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Drowning in silk, and indiscretions

In coincidental timing, I’ve finished both the hoodie and the shawl tonight. FO posts will wait until there is proper picture-taking light, hopefully tomorrow. Am I already swatching for the next great thing? Of course I am! What is it? An Elsebeth Lavold cardigan for my maternal grandmother’s birthday, in…

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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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