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Can’t finish without the finishing

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:18
I have a finished sweater! All the pieces sewn up together, and all the ends woven in – ta-da! My Reverse Me cardigan is officially entirely off the needles, and…well, ready to be packed away safely to be worn next winter. But still! It’s done, and now the part of my brain that’s been thinking […]
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Block(ing) party

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 20:03
My name is Glenna and I’m here to tell you that you too can be a stubborn pouty knitter and do the bare minimum progress needed to eventually finish a knitting thing…and still eventually finish the knitted thing. Two knitted things, even! And then end up using almost your entire apartment floor to lay out […]
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The familiarity cure

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:46
In my travels at the end of April, not only did I treat myself to a new sweater project to cast on, but I also started a new pair of socks. My Pi Shawl is getting close enough to being done that it is not really very portable any more, so that meant it was […]
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Turns out travel knitting is the right answer

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 20:18
Well friends, after a late winter phase of Not Loving My Knitting All That Much, I had been hoping that spending the last week of April travelling would give me the deadline I needed to finish things and then start new things for my trip. As it turns out, I did not finish the things […]
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Those lurking little jerks

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:31
Now that we’ve been enjoying a few weeks of spring here in southern Ontario, I’ve been pulling out a few accessory knits that haven’t seen use in a few months. My fingerless mitts and shawls tend to see more action in fall and spring as transitional garments – you probably also have a bundle of […]
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Sticking to my knitting

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 16:45
My knitting friends, I can attest that being in the middle of a knitting slump is probably the least fun experience to have as a knitter, and is even less fun to talk about. But it’s a glitch that happens every so often and is always temporary. For me the most reliable way  to get […]
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March slump

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 16:07
Knitter friends, do you experience a pre-spring slump? I have noticed this about my knitting activity in the last few years – I knit feverishly from November to February and then by the time March hits it’s like the enthusiasm has dulled to a hum. I’m still knitting, still have projects I want to finish, […]
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No dust on these needles

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 16:41
The year 2016 saw me finishing my epic sock yarn granny square blanket, which let me tell you I am glad to have finished and draped over my couch. It’s an awesome thing to have completed. The downside of this epic pursuit is that in 2016 I finished very little else of significance. I did […]
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Finished object: Smoky Lake cardigan

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 20:44
Finishing a sweater, with time to spare to wear it in the current winter season, is a pretty awesome thing, my pals. I cast off this guy a couple of days ago and after a wash and generous blocking/drying time (bulky wool does take its time to dry), it was ready for the final step […]
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The view from the almost-finished line

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:07
So, whenever there is an unseasonably warm spell during the middle of winter, you know how there are some people who complain that it doesn’t really feel like winter when it’s so warm and there’s no snow? Friends, I am one of those jerks. I am the asshole who hates to see +7C and mud […]
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