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Le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage One!

Today the Tour de Gansey began with a short, but technical stage: Stage One: Cast-On The particular cast-on I've chosen to use in my gansey is the same one used in the Sampler Gansey I knit last year, the Channel Island Cast On. This cast-on utilizes a double strand of yarn, wrapped twice counterclockwise around… Continue reading Le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage One!

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more gansey planning!

Two posts in as many days? What sort of craziness is this? I just couldn't help but post again, because I'm sort of ridiculously delighted with myself. I'm so eager to knit this sweater that I'm doing everything I possibly can besides cast-on (which has to wait until Saturday!), and yesterday afternoon, I did this:… Continue reading more gansey planning!

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Waiting Room Sock gets a whole lot of action; and a good mail day

So, in case anyone was wondering, this: is exactly how much sock I can knit during a 5 hour session of bloodwork: from cast on through a few rounds of gusset stitches. In yet another instance of "why didn't someone tell me this ahead of time?" (I've been having lots of these relating to medical… Continue reading Waiting Room Sock gets a whole lot of action; and a good mail day

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Nordic Wednesday (hopefully the first of many)

When we moved up to MN from NC when I was 8 years old, everyone I met up there guessed I was Scandinavian. Not a bad guess, when presented with a pale girl with blond braids in the Scandinavian-laden land of MN, but I've not got an ounce of it in me. I'm really that… Continue reading Nordic Wednesday (hopefully the first of many)