WPC: Fun (?)

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of August 12, 2016. I love a serious or metaphorical theme as much as the next photographer… but this week, let’s just have some fun. It was the sort of fun that makes most parents cringe, and definitely NOT recommended! But I’m pretty sure these boys thought they were having a […]

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WPC: Numbers

First chart in the pattern

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of June 3, 2016. Equations. Clock faces. Cash registers. Numbers are everywhere: this week, share a photo that puts them front and center. As a rule, numbers and I don’t get along very well.  Most of the time, the thought of doing any sort of math causes me to break out […]

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Who stole my knitting project?

A week or so ago I started knitting my Chris’s Blues wrap using three balls of a beautiful hand-dyed blue worsted wool I’d bought last August on eBay. I bought this yarn on impulse, just because the colors appealed to me (as well as the price). But it came with very little information. I bought a hank that weighed 150 g (no yardage listed), and when I began winding it on my swift I soon realized I had three separate balls of yarn. Which was a relief, because it explained why I had six different ends sticking out all over the place. “> But not knowing the exact yardage confused me; I wasn’t sure how to choose my project. My original idea was to knit up a sort of keffiyah with it; the mix of blue colors complements my skin tone perfectly, so I thought this was a brilliant idea. Except I didn’t know exactly what a keffiyah was supposed to look like, and of course there are no patterns for such on Ravelry. Instead, I settled on the New England Stole (Ravelry link). It’s a very nice, simple pattern done in beautiful wool. Except that the wool used for the original is nothing like what I’m using. It’s bulky; I’m using worsted. Her gauge is 3 stitches per inch; mine is closer to 5 stitches per inch. The original yarn is put up at 100 g (138 yds) per […]

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Intercalary

“Intercalary: Inserted between other elements or parts; interpolated” — American Heritage Dictionary. Last night as I watched Stage 8 of the Tour I waded into the lace section of my Simple Knitted Bodice. Now, I’m not a veteran lace knitter by any means and it still makes me a tad nervous, especially if I’m attempting to multitask . . . […]

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