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Green for Spring, Blue for Summer

by erin on March 24, 2015

Progress continues apace on my Quicksilver.  This is one fun knit.  I am just gaga for fingering weight yarn in gorgeous colors done up in garter stitch.  And then there’s this pop of fiery orange tonal lace that just makes lose my ever-loving knitting mind.     This is true love.  I cannot wait to […]



by erin on December 23, 2014

The knitting has been fierce over here.  The holiday homestretch looms before me, and, finished or not, the race is over.     I successfully combined fitness and knitting this week.  It threw off my speed, but nonetheless, I was brimming with virtue at exercising AND knitting without breaking the treadmill.   I finished the […]



by erin on August 6, 2014

Things are tripping along nicely over here in my harem of hand knits.  Totally loving that phrase still.  Come on a little woolly tour of my trio of gorgeous knits:   Over here you can see I have made appreciable progress on my V-neck sweater.  I have finished all the the major knitting and now […]


Change Is Coming

by erin on April 30, 2013

Can I just start by telling you something that is not knitting-related and is also a little cringeworthy?   I have been…defiled…by birds three times in the past week.   Yep.  Really.     I know.  I’m all up in arms about it.  It’s not like I’m spending all day standing underneath large trees pretending […]

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Colorful Knits and a Special Day

by erin on April 16, 2013

I feel like a little kid who got ahold of a box of crayons.  I have been seeing color everywhere and knitting with it, too.  It is such a treat for the eyes after this long, blah sort-of-kinda-winter we had to see the bright green of the new, tender leaves coming out, the yellow of […]


Lovey Wrap Up

by erin on April 9, 2013

Do you remember, a few posts ago, about the mother who came in to the LYS with her son’s lovey, a cotton blanket, that was having a cascade failure of spectacular proportions?  Does this ring a bell?   I had a reunion with this little blanket a few days ago.  I had stabilized it somewhat, […]


Showin’ And Tellin’

by erin on April 2, 2013

  There are so many pictures in this blog post that I am really hoping none of you out there have dial-up.  Be prepared for quite the show-and-tell.   I paid my usual visit to my most favorite, hallowed, lovely place on earth (also known as the LYS) and got whacked fully in the face […]


Some Hits and Maybe A Miss

by erin on March 26, 2013

I am so OVER this weather!!!   Ahem.   Ok.  Sorry.  Just had to get that out there.  I figure I’m not the only one, right?  I like fall and winter, I really do.  It’s when this knitter in the South gets to shine.  The rest of the  year, especially during that soupy, steamy season […]


Done, Done, and Done.

by erin on February 5, 2013

I’m a process knitter.  I took the “quiz“, and I’m comfortable with the fact that I have anywhere between seven and four bajillion projects, all in various states of construction, on various needles (and some on waste yarn, when I’ve gotten desperate to get the needles out of it for something new to cast on). […]



by erin on July 3, 2012

I can’t believe it. I just… I mean…. It’s almost too much to comprehend. I finished Vlad.    First off, whoa holy cow, whodathunk?  I knit lace!  Someone throw me a parade right there, ok? When I was binding off my stitches, it sort of looked a little….blah. Vaguely reminiscent of what a human pancreas […]

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I has a sad.

by erin on May 8, 2012

It’s official.  I have a condition.  A heartbreaking, possibly progressive illness. I have (Acquired?) Lace Developmental Disordered Syndrome…uh….Condition. ALDDSC.  Totally.  I’m not sure if it’s progressive or not.  But I am very bummed about the current prognosis.   See, I figured that, if I caught my mess up (remember last week?) and took drastic steps […]


How (not) to knit a lace shawl

by erin on May 1, 2012

I am a glutton for punishment, folks.  How many times have you heard me say write that I just can’t knit lace?  How many times have I bewailed the fact that I’ve been bested by the Swallowtail Shawl that everyone and their three-legged blind dog can knit?  But I cannot resist admiring lace for its precision, […]

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