Tuesday, March 5, 2013

110 Beginner's Mind

My first try at lever knitting.
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Latte: I've been working on the Bright and Sunny (SPAKAL) sweater, Wingspan, Ben's convertible mitts and I have cast on Catkin out of Hazelknits Artisan Sock in Portabello and Pink Purl. I'm also getting ready to cast on Alewives out of Anzula Cricket in Candy Apple. 

Sitr: I continue to spin Crown Mountain Farms Superwash Merino in the color way Touch Me. 

Chai: Madrona was fabulous, and I urge you to attend next year! I took a walk to the Berkeley Rose Garden, but alas, not a single rose is in bloom at this time.

Bitter Cup: I managed to get a Crystal Light stain on my Maia shawl. It leaked out of my wonderful Sigg bottle that I had failed to close all the way. 

Brewing: Ball winders: necessity? convenience? hinderance? What do you think? I love my Nancy's Knit Knacks ball winder, but I've decided to give it a vacation. TechKnitting has some interesting things to say about pulling yarn from a center pull ball You can read about it here

And - I want to improve my knitting. I'm trying to teach myself Irish Cottage Knitting and I've noticed that this experiment has had an effect on my "regular" continental knitting. I am not sure what will come out of the experiment, but I want to knit more evenly and a bit more tightly. 

Sofa: I recommend the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and talk about the TV show Scandal

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