Tangents and Digressions

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some stuff that’s on the needles

I’ve actually frogged the log cabin blanket in the last couple of days. I was getting really bored with all the garter stitch, and I hated how the picked up stitches were looking. I may try it again at some point in the future, maybe when I’m really sick or something and can’t muster enough energy for anything beyond garter. All that acrylic is still siting there, however (I can’t bring myself to throw it out), so I’m testing the Pewter Lace Shawl pattern while  ...

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the pictures here aren’t nearly porny enough, so no “yarn porn” tag

My yarn came the other day, and I’ve been just sitting back and staring at it. Now that it’s finally here, I’m a little bit at a loss as to what to knit first. I ordered Cadena from KnitPicks to make the Waves Scarf, but after casting on, it turned out to be huge, and I think it’s would be a bit too wide. I’ve looked for the pattern on Ravelry, and found only one using the actual yarn, and reading the knitter’s comments kind of discouraged me. Besides, I  ...

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I won’t call it pr0n unless I’m using lolspeak, I promise

So, there’s apparently something of a “pornstorm” in the knitting circles, relating to this review of Jane Brocket‘s book, The Gentle Art of Domesticity. Now, granted, reading about the book conjures up images of Martha Stewart and Bree Hodge, wearing pearls and cashmere while making, oh, I don’t know, Pavlova desserts or something. Or knitting. (Does Bree Hodge knit? I’d like to see that.) Aaaaanyway, the review refers to the kind of domesticity that  ...

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whoo, inaugural post!

OK, not really inaugural, as I’ve been blogging about knitting for a long time now, but I wanted to set up a separate knitting blog, and here it is. So, whoo, first (real) post! Now that I’ve got that silliness out of the way… My Hemlock Ring Blanket, let me show you it. P1000462, originally uploaded by onetimeoffer. I hate this thing with an unholy passion right now. I keep dropping YOs in the plain knitting rounds, and then I have to painstakingly tink things back and  ...

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