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I really thought I’d be completely done with this wrap last week.  Like, eaaaaarrrrly last week.  I was very confident it wouldn’t take but about 7 seconds after posting my last blog post and I would be binding off on a finished knit, blocking it, and demonstrating it in all its finished glory.  I don’t […]


Looking A Little Dicey

by erin on April 8, 2014

I love this shawl.       I love it so much.     The stripes…     The slipped stitches that float over the stripes…   The way the blue of the Baltic gleams coolly against the warm glow of the Glazed Pecan, which never fails to make me long for a sweet roll… […]


Penguins, Pullovers, and Patches

by erin on March 11, 2014

Last week I was minding my business, casually blowing wads of time on Facebook when I saw something was posted to my wall.  “Saw this and thought of you” was the poster’s comment and, lo and behold, there was a penguin wearing a sweater.  It was terrifically cute.  Later on in the day, another person […]

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Warm Woolen Mittens

by erin on December 31, 2013

I hope you all had a really excellent holiday season.  We’re still full steam ahead over here, since we have more family coming in from out of town.  The new year is about to commence, and I’ve still got two things on the needles that need finishing up before I’m done with all that kooky […]

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Get Ready To Gather

by erin on December 3, 2013

It’s that time of year again.  The gloves are off.  Or are they on…your needles?  Ba dum dum.  I’ll be here all week, folks.   Yeeeeeah.  Welcome to Go Time.  Welcome to the Challenge.  Welcome to that time of year that makes the Ravellenic Games look like a weekend fling in Paris.  Welcome to the […]


It’s a Whopper

by erin on October 22, 2013

I finished my cowl.     I know.  I’m amazed, too.   I’m used to falling in love with these largish knitting projects (Hello Blue Blankie?) and having them languish for months like that time I had mono in college.  But this?  This fantastic floppy tube of awesome?  D-d-d-done!  Shazam.     This is Honey […]


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 […]


Tripping Along

by erin on February 12, 2013

Does anyone remember the movie “A Fish Called Wanda”?  Remember Otto and Ken and how well they got along?  Otto, played brilliantly by Kevin Cline, eggs on and torments a stuttering Ken (played by Michael Palin) until finally Ken has had enough.  He is going after Otto, and Otto utters a famous line. “It’s K-k-k-Ken […]


A Knitter’s Timeline

by erin on December 18, 2012

Early February 2007:  Learn to knit from this book. February 2007:  Learn several different ways of how not to bind off stitches whilst screwing up knitting a purse seven times.  In a row. Still manage to fall head over heels in love with knitting despite grinding my teeth while mucking up my knitting in several […]


Tiny Violins

by erin on November 13, 2012

I was doing so well.  I had several things going on, looking promising.  I was so sure I was going to have not only a bearded Lumberjack hat photo shoot (I was going to wear my Doc Martens and rock out with my husband’s electric guitar, for Pete’s sakes), but also my son’s black mittens, […]


That Dang Duck

by erin on August 9, 2011

Below is the pattern I have been tweaking for knitting my son a duckling from a children’s book that he loves. 1. Cast on 30 stitches. Knit four rows. On fifth row, knit into front and back of each stitch, 60 stitches. 2. Knit 1, slip 1 all the way across. Continue until you realize […]