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knitting, school

keeping memories alive

I’ve consolidated my knitting posts into this blog, which hopefully means that there’ll at least be some more posts here, rather than long silences punctuated by random spurts of posting. I’ve fallen out of the habit of knitting (tbqh, I’ve fallen out of most habits that don’t involve school and/or stress these days), but my aunt recently gave me back a shawl I had given to my grandmother, whopassed away in January, and my aunt thought I may want to have  ...

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FO: Ishbel #3

This is the third Ishbel I’ve knitted, and my favorite of the three. In a complete change of my usual habit, I didn’t knit this on 3.5mm needles (possibly because I had something else on both my straights and DPNs). But since I was working with smaller needles, and because I wanted to use up more than a skein of this yarn, I decided to go with the large stockinette part and then repeat charts A and B a few more times than the pattern called for, and ended up with ABABABABABACDE  ...

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FO: Swampwater Shawl

I love this pattern. It has everything: a garter stitch center you can turn your brain off during, knitting in the round with an interesting pattern that keeps your attention, and a knitted on edging that can drive you mad with the fiddliness of 8 stitch rows and having to flip the entire thing over back and forth and back and forth… And the finished product looks absolutely gorgeous. Even the color, which I absolutely hated after receiving it, and which led to me starting four or  ...

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domestic virtues, knitting, random blather

omg where is the coffee?

I blocked another shawl yesterday! I’ve got an Ishbel to photograph and write up, and I’ve taken the pins out of a Bridgewater this morning, so I may do both at the same time. I miss my blocking wires terribly, because blocking lace with waste yarn threaded through (waste yarn that’s kinda thin and not very strong and at risk of breaking) isn’t very convenient, especially since it stretches and then the tension goes all to hell. Marta helped me pin this one out, and  ...

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