Happy New Year – weaving brick by brick!

The 6 towels that I beamed on my Mighty Wolf loom at the end of October, 2020 are hemmed as of yesterday. At first taking space to breathe felt strange. It was not a choice exactly. Wanting to weave with a loose aim of the holidays meant starting, working around the tough regular school-at-home pace. […]

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Pulling-up Socks and Closing the Fell

To The Knit Knack Blog’s readers and friends: You too may be feeling a dash of strain sprinkled with sleep deprivation, and sometime fist-shaking.  On a surprisingly mild December day that is also quiet enough for thinking, I have some admin good news & project successes to share.  First the… Good admin news In a […]

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Stick a pin

Months!  Unavoidably so but I have missed posting so much. The circumstances of moving my studio away from this window, bringing down the guest room, painting for light, and generally growing into long-term plans have been very happy.  It has been a long process with challenges and a ton of joy. Naturally, knitting went into […]

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August of hitting a stride

This is not typically a fabulous month but the past 4 or so weeks have exceeded all August expectations. We celebrated Emancipation Day, August 1st with family.  There were a lot of new nephew cuddles, and good times with his parents.  We stayed with wonderful friends.  Their windowsill shows all of my travel spinning of […]

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Newly minted knits

This post is going to read like an Ode to the Colour Purple no matter how much or little I go into the details.  It is my happy place. A few months ago, I shared about this nice act of aeroplane knitting.  This is the late-breaking progress picture! My gauge with  2.25 mm Dyakcraft needles […]

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December weaving and more

It has been a very busy month.  With the 1st level of weaving classes ending, I signed-up for the winter session and tried to get as much loom time as possible.  My oh-so-fun twill sampler needed attention. It has 6 twill structures in the 2 blues.  Even as someone who would skip sampling whenever she […]

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A gathering of knits

Wherein I try to bridge the yawning gap between the knitting and the blogging of the knitting.  You could call this a retrospective with some currents to start with. If you move in my circles you may have seen this fall’s triumph – the lovely stranded Pinked Socks designed by Judy Alexander.  My feet have […]

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Catching up

Life got out of hand.  Evidence of which is standing in our living room.  A tree.  Neckid as it grew in the ground.  The Christmas tree that wasn’t.  Honestly, I met every other holiday expectation – up to & including baking stints – and tried my very best.  Good thing Mom was too tired herself […]

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Dips in part 2.

The last 2 sister gifts from the Malabrigo group as they were before packing: A roomy, slouchy hat for the eldest: And here is the 2nd Wham Bam Thank You Lamb cowl for the middle one: And now, I really must go!

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Dips in.

Having an early trip has brought on all kinds of stellar organization.  I’ve had my moments but it does feel good to honestly say that cousin Charles is the only one without a gift on my list – and it’s not even December 20th! Mark you, I do have quite a lot of packing to […]

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