Ravellenic glory

After the whole Ravelympics kerfuffle, I did end up participating in what was renamed the Ravellenic Games. It seemed like a fun thing to do, and I appreciated the new name — definitely harkens back
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The summer of shawls (and sweaters)

Even though temperatures have rarely gotten out of the 90s this summer, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been knitting. I’ve actually been pretty productive (it helps that the A/C on Metro-North has been
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True Olympic spirit

The latest Olympic controversy has nothing to do with performance-enhancing drugs or an athlete’s failure to make Team USA. No, over the last 24 hours, a couple million knitters and crocheters have
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Mission accomplished

Guess what I’m wearing today? Yes, I know it’s in the 70s, but I’m actually quite comfortable in my very first, made-by-me cardigan! This was a long time coming, but ultimately worth it. I am very
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My husband’s cooler than yours

I wasn’t intending to go to Vogue Knitting Live, which took place in New York City this past weekend. It hadn’t been on my radar, I had to work on Saturday, the classes I really wanted to take were
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A second attempt at a first sweater

You may remember the last incarnation of this yarn. It was supposed to be my first first cardigan, a pattern called Tea Leaves that hundreds of Ravelers have made with success. After putting it into
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Another ‘Make Me’ Halloween

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The making of Halloween

Last year, I challenged myself to create my own version of Katy Perry’s candy dress from the “California Gurls” video. This year, I had a slightly simpler plan — Daenerys Targaryen from the HBO series
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