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Soggy Weather

After a very dry January, which should be the wettest month of the year here in Northern-Central California, February has been very wet. I have several things to block, but with 60% humidity and low-to-mid-60 temps in the house, I’ve been hesitant to pin wet […]

When only pretty will do

I felt the need for pretty this past week, so out of the bazillion WIPs I have, these two got the most attention. Tudor Grace pattern from Knitspot, which I’m knitting in the scrumptious Silk Sock from Yarn Lust in Currant. It’s 70% merino/30% silk, […]

Four Final FOs of 2008

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season filled with peace and good cheer! M and I spent two weeks in Illinois and Wisconsin visiting family and friends. All our flights went smoothly with no delays, and we had a good time. We even got […]

Overdue FO, a prize, and some good reads

Overdue FO, a prize, and some good reads

OK, so I suppose getting around to blogging for the FIRST time about a FO I gave to my mother for Mother’s Day (she received it early too) during the first week of August is a bit tardy.  But here at Molecular Knitting, I am […]

Fire

Fire

I have many things to share, but I think I will blog them in separate posts in a vain attempt to remain comprehensible. So, today we have some fire. The knitting fire wasn’t the fire I had planned at all for Lolly’s Project Spectrum: The […]

The Luckiest Man Alive Gets a Scarf

The Luckiest Man Alive Gets a Scarf

M has been making use of his new Pinnacle Chevron Scarf for the past couple of weeks, so I figured it needed to be my next blog post. The weather has actually grown too warm for this Ultra Alpaca scarf, as the almonds and daffodils […]

New WIPs: the small projects

New WIPs: the small projects

M’s scarf is blocked and awaits time and better weather for a photo shoot. The Minimalist Cardi is blocked but perhaps not correctly. I’m confused a bit by some of the measurements in the schematic compared to the measurements in the pattern, but I think […]

Starting Again

Starting Again

You know the cartoons where the snowball starts at the top of the hill the size of a baseball, starts rolling down the hill and becomes the size of a house? That’s pretty much how I felt in November and December. Nothing actually bad happened, […]

Returning with Eye Candy

Returning with Eye Candy

M and I went on a junket to visit my family in Wisconsin for the first week of August. We had a wonderful time. I thought I would get a lot of knitting done, but that was not the case. I worked on a WIP […]

VLT Scarf FO

VLT Scarf FO

Finally, I found time and space to block the wide-bordered “Scarf” from page 80 of Victorian Lace Today. The patterns in this book were obviously not named with blog posts and knitting bloggers in mind! Before beginning, I had trepidations about the orthogonal changes in […]