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Author: Lisa Chamoff

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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My first Rhinebeck, AKA Yarnapalooza

I’ve been knitting for a few years now, but last Sunday was my first trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival or, as it’s known in knitting parlance, Rhinebeck. In the past, the festival had sort
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Summer knittin’

Summer has historically been a slow time for me, knitting-wise. That was back when my repertoire consisted of scarves and hats and other warm, wintry things. But I have been very good about it this
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