It’s a momentous day…

•July 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Binding off…


…and my first crochet hook. Since the pattern for the clothing project calls for it, I’m finally going to give hooking a shot.

Back to the cappuccino…

•July 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment


The peacock accent is officially finished! Time to return to the cappuccino yarn and, soon, the end of the knitting portion of the design.

After a week of knitting, this thing is almost as tall as me.

Knitting friends

•July 19, 2014 • Leave a Comment



In St. Louis for two days and one of my kitty nephews decided to help with my knitting project. It figures — this is the one named after the lead character in Doctor Who.

Over the rainbow…

•July 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

And it looks like the peacock accent is absolutely going to work! I’m so pleased. A little patience does produce some rewarding results.

Breaking color…

•July 16, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Broke the cappuccino yarn and added the second color (“stained glass”). It looks a bit like rhubarb. I’m trying very hard not to despair. And thinking coffee and rhubarb pie would be kind of amazing right now.

Very nearly three feet of cappuccino-colored dreams…

•July 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Day three of knitting the long clothing project and the cappuccino yarn is winding down. I might have just enough to finish up the “armhole that never ends” (as featured in Photo 2).

Always an issue when you’re knitting clothes — adjusting the pattern to fit a specific person’s proportions (in this case, my ginormous thickset arms). I’m using US 10.5 needles instead of US 11 as well and that creates a smaller gauge that also has to be accounted for. As a result, the 9″ armhole originally called for in the pattern is already up to 15″ and might need just one inch more.

Has anyone else had this issue?

A touch of color

•July 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment

So, the clothing project I’m working on calls for three balls of wool in a complementary tri-color arrangement. And, in theory, I know that a peacock accent should not work against the cappuccino yarn I’ve been using…

But I’m going to give it a shot anyway.

Look at it. Look. Look how pretty it is. How could I not?


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