April 17, 2018

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    Spring really is taking its time this year as yet another storm has come in bringing lots of freezing rain and ice accumulation… gray gray with more gray on top.   The Antonio sweater is coming along nicely. I’m using old (as in not made in China) Cascade Lana D’Oro, 50 wool and 50 alpaca. The sleeves are on holders as of yesterday and now I’m just knitting down for the body. The yarn is really nice to work with and I’m pleased with the texture and gauge.   I’ve been having so much fun with the...

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April 9, 2018

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  The temperatures have been so cold, just around 20 this morning but a sunny day ahead. We did get a couple inches of snow the other day too. I have a friend who was raking the snow in her yard just to speed up the melting process 😀 we’re sure ready for Spring!   Over the weekend I was inspired to crochet a dish cloth, then couldn’t resist making another with the colors reversed! The pattern calls for a worsted weight cotton but I picked from my stash and found this pretty sport weight called Mandarin petit from SandesGarn....

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April 2, 2018

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It doesn’t take long to go from the above to…. That said it continues to be cool, even some snow is forecasted….. but it feels natural now to have the later light and the dark afternoons of winter are fading away. I hope you all enjoyed the holiday weekend and how nice it is to welcome in April! We saw the young folks yesterday and enjoyed a laid back afternoon with knitting and eggplant parmesan for dinner. I met a friend for coffee this morning, came home and have been happily busy in the kitchen with wash on the line....

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March 19, 2018

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It sure doesn’t feel much like spring, even though the Spring Equinox is tomorrow… we’re in a deep freeze here with temps hovering just above ‘O’ at night. Gorgeous sun though, and the cold is never that bad this time of year as we know it’s fleeting with April soon approaching. Weather permitting the sugaring isn’t done…. The move is complete and I’m settling right in so look for items on Thursday. I’ve purged a lot which feels great, fabric and yarn too, imagine that… and have some pretty new fabric to...

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March 15

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    The sewing machine is on the table! The move continues to come together well. I’ve got new fabric to organize so look for new bags a week from tonight. It’s been a lot of work and it’s not all ‘settled’ … but ah can one be settled in the unsettled? We’re fresh out of a Nor’easter and combine it with mud season and well, the fun begins 😉 One of the last things I packed? A dpn that was rolling on the floor, knitters XO Back next week… we’ve got another cold snap...

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March 8

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How beautiful to watch the sunrise on the Crown Point Bridge… spontaneity does have its rewards. Lovely as always to watch the birds and a pretty waning moon too. This week is all about moving so I won’t be listing bags tonight. I might squeak a case in but we’ll see. I’d like to think I’ll be back and ready for a week from today, that’s the goal…. In the meantime there’s a lot of purging going on which feels great, but there’s so much all over the place that I can’t find the yarn...

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February 26, 2018

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It’s been unseasonably warm and the sap continues to flow…. cold nights too, just perfect. The Ravellenic mittens are done! I finished them up last night before the torch was extinguished…  These are the Ghostwood mittens, fun pattern and I’m pleased with the fit and texture. The pattern called for a strand of mohair which made a looser, softer mitten though mine are more dense, less so after blocking, but far from floppy. I changed the pattern and opted for a rounded top, and now that I’ve made two pair of...

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February 19, 2018

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Trees are being tapped! And with the warm weather predicted this week the sap will be flowing.  It does seem crazy warm for February, but we’re in the second half of the month anyway. These sure aren’t the winters I remember …. and of course flood warnings too with the drastic warm-up..   The Olympics have been fun to watch and the first Olympic mitten is done (okay so it was too short in the hand, has been ripped back and is waiting to be redone) and the second is at the ribbing. They’re knitting up really dense and are a bit snug...

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February 12, 2018

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Happy Monday all…. and what fun to watch the Olympics! A very close friend has a special birthday today so I’m heading out soon so we can take a few hours to celebrate….! I’ve had some issues with my hand the past few months but am working through it and at least it hasn’t slowed my knitting down, egads! The bulky mittens are done and I’m pleased with the feel and fit.. I wore them skiing yesterday and they’re cozy and warm. The after thought thumb was fun, though now I know where to pick up the side...

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February 5, 2018

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Those of you on Ravelry probably know about the Ravellenic games…?  It’s a 16 day massive knit-a- long where you cast on when the torch is lit, and the hope is to get the project finished and on your project page by the time the torch is extinguished. I’ve done it twice, once in 2010 in the sweater category and again in 2016 in the toy category. With winter having set in, it does seem a perfect time to hunker down and power knit a project in 16 days. This year I’ve decided to join the mitten category and have chosen Ghostwood Mittens...

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