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Yarn Along

When I started this project, I called it my Game of Thrones cowl, partly because I was watching Game of Thrones while I worked on it but mostly because of the storminess of its color scheme. It’s exactly the color … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

Every time I make one of these tank sweaters, I have to re-learn how to do a technique called “purl through front and back of each stitch.” This is the technique that creates the gathered, draping look of the front … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

With two nominating conventions and an upcoming summer Olympics, I thought it was time to start a somewhat-complex knitting project. This tank sweater isn’t hard to make (if you’ve been reading our blog for a while you’ve probably seen me … Continue reading

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Yarn Along: The Return

In honor of this week’s Republican convention, I’m reading Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here. The “it” of the title is basically totalitarianism. The novel was published in 1935 – so presumably written mostly in the years just before 1935 … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

I knit so much this weekend that I got a knitting headache. Do other people get these? I get in the habit of thinking my body operates on a different set of rules than anyone else’s, but maybe knitting headaches … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

Books about the Middle Ages always go so well with my sangria sweater. I wonder why that is. I’m making great progress on the sweater. I’ve just started decreasing for the sleeves on the front panel. The back panel is … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

My book and my knitting project are not color-coordinated. I didn’t realize just how bright and glaring that book cover is until I saw it right next to my sangria sweater. The book is good – a contemporary quest narrative … Continue reading

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