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Ravellenic glory

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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 to the true meaning. Unlike the gymnasts, swimmers and runners, I decided to commit to one project, the lace-edged Multnomah […] [Read More]
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The summer of shawls (and sweaters)

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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 cranked pretty high). I’ve been on a shawl kick lately, since they are perfect projects that I can actually use in the […] [Read More]
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True Olympic spirit

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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 been up in arms over the U.S. Olympic Committee’s overzealous protection of its trademark. The USOC’s lawyer had sent a cease and desist […] [Read More]
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Mission accomplished

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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 happy with the fit, the sleeve length, and the neckline, which I knit with a needle one size smaller […] [Read More]
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My husband’s cooler than yours

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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 already sold out, and admission to the marketplace was $20. While the temptation to buy yarn […] [Read More]
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A second attempt at a first sweater

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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 hibernation, I took it back out and brought it to my knitting group in Stamford for an honest critique. The […] [Read More]
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