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The Next Stitch

July 28, 2010 - 4:47pm -- swingbug

Sometimes you just have to knit the next stitch.

Pay attention, now.  This is applicable.

Even if you lost the pattern and you don't remember how to do a short row with a wrap and turn.  Maybe you're in the digital woods and there is no wi-fi, you've got zero bars, and knitty.com cannot help you now.  Maybe you're in the actual woods knitting on fir branches.  Doesn't matter.

Not

July 7, 2010 - 10:41pm -- swingbug

Picture two intelligent women holding, between the two of them, a skein of yarn, loosened from it twist. Each woman gingerly holds half the skein, the threads looped delicately over the back of fingers held wide apart, with swift and ball-winder at the ready. A half dozen threads join two women.

“This should totally work,” one says.

“You do the honors,” says the other, passing over a pair of scissors.

One snip.

Week’s End

June 17, 2010 - 4:56pm -- swingbug

Checking in with the morning report. Except it’s not morning, but you get the drift.

This was a crazy busy week at work. Bundle that with a lack of ballet classes. I could have found alternative forms of exercise, but instead I sat at home nights and ate ice cream. Like my logic there? Dubliner Mudslide by Ben and Jerry’s has my stamp of approval, FYI.

I would like my reading audience to know that I fully accept all credit for the weather finally turning reasonably warm. I just made a pair of wool socks and I’m finishing up a sweater, you see.

Sunset over El Cerrito

May 11, 2010 - 9:32pm -- swingbug

You may have heard me mention (or curse or lament) the status of my long overdue Invisibility Shawl, which I began last summer. The shawl pattern was for the light airy sort of thing that would be perfect to wrap around bare shoulders for a evening dress, and some time towards late fall or early winter of last year, while I was safely entrenched in the Great Christmas Sock Project of 2010, I vowed to wear that shawl to the ballet in the coming season.

Meridian

March 18, 2010 - 12:00am -- swingbug

me•rid•i•an
adjective [ attrib. ]
relating to or situated at a meridian : the meridian moon.

  • poetic/literary of noon.
  • poetic/literary of the period of greatest splendor, vigor, etc.


noun

Presenting the Porpoise

February 28, 2010 - 11:21am -- swingbug

While we’re talking of yarn and all things knitterly, it occurs to me that my coming out party for my recently completed Porpoise Wrap is well overdue.

So here it is, in all it’s glory, and accompanied by its sister, the Wallaby Wrap.

And I love it.

Gruntled

February 27, 2010 - 12:32pm -- swingbug

The last two days have been... decadent. That’s the word. Decadent.

I return from two days at Stitches West and I am a new human being. No, a restored human being. I am a dandelion soaking up the sunshine after a long rainy season.

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