Monthly Archives: September 2010

Because this is still a knitting blog….

My knitting ennui seems to finally have come to a screeching halt. I feel as if I have projects coming out my ears, which is not good considering the large amounts of sewing I need to do. But cooler weather has the tendency to make a Minnesotan begin to knit frantically. Just in time for the cooler weather, I have two new cowl patterns to share with you, one for today and one coming up soon.

The first is the simple one to write up, my Ribbed Ridges Cowl:
Garter Rib Cowl

I came up with a simple pattern designed to show off this beautiful handspun I picked up from Aisha Celia a few years ago. This style of cowl I call an “indoor” cowl as I wear it all day long. Perfect for these days when the house is cool but it’s too soon to turn on the furnace.

Yarn: bulky, about 100 yards

Needle size: 10.5, 16 inch circular

Gauge: 7 stitches to 2 inches

CO 56 stitches and join into the round.

Round 1: Purl entire round.

Rounds 2 and 3: (K2, p2)  entire round.

Round 4 and 5: Knit entire round.

Repeat rounds 2 through five until your cowl is about seven inches in length.

BO: K2tog, slip stitch back to left hand needle, K2tog, repeat. Do so loosely for a nice stretchy bind off.

Sew in ends and block. Be pleased you used up a lovely skein in such a quick and useful manner, and stay warm!

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Bye Bye Bloglines….

Thanks for the good times, but I’m no longer sad to see you go. I found Feedly and it kicks your butt. RIP.

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Guess who’s two??

My goodness, I’ve been MIA so long WordPress forgot who I was. Sad, so sad. I want to keep this blog a priority but it keeps slipping down to the bottom.

But exciting news makes me post tonight, because we celebrated Spinner’s second birthday this weekend. So shocking that my baby is two, still my baby but such a little boy now.  My spunky little one, the boy who can hold his own with his two big brothers. The boy who doesn’t hold back one little bit, who tells us exactly what he thinks in whatever way he can. The little boy who is all smiles and laughter and love, who adores his mama and won’t let anyone else near her when he wants to be on her lap. My little one, who will happily swing all day long, who loves to stare at the full moon with me before going to bed. Such an amazing little person. He melts my heart every single day.

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We had a beautiful birthday. The rest of us have Spring birthdays and are always stuck inside while Minnesota is buried under the spring meltdown. Such a treat to be able to celebrate outside! And such a happy day full of family and friends!

In final randomness:

  • The t-shirt contest is not forgotten. I’ll be going through them this weekend while the Skeptic is at work. Bwaahaha!!!
  • I’m seriously tweaked about Bloglines little announcement. Guess I’ll have to give Google some more control over my life. But I hate Google Reader.
  • I think this post at Shivaya Naturals was well put and sums up exactly how I feel, so I don’t have to write it.
  • I really still knit. And I have stuff to show you, I just need to take pictures. I am however, in recovery from some serious knitting ennui. Impossible, you say, but true!!
  • A nice article about looking towards simplicity.

Thanks for sticking around despite my absence!

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