back to our roots . . .

Posted on 27 CommentsPosted in designing, food and garden, lace/shawls, projects

i know i haven’t talked much about the garden lately . . . not because i don’t love it every bit as much as i did in june, but because it’s got me stumped at the moment. you see, it’s a bit stalled. the mid-summer heat is always hard on the garden and this year, […]

hourglass throw

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a few weeks ago, when we were just about to begin sock summit, wool people collection, compiled by shelter, a woolen spun tweed yarn. i added some trims with sweater styling—ribbing for the hems and cables along the side edges—for a distinctive, classic finish. it has a menswear look, but we all know where a […]

knitting update

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one of the pleasures of being home for a while is getting lots done—i am so much more productive in my own environment. although i always knit a lot when i’m on the road, i do eventually begin to feel starved of my other pleasure, pattern writing, which requires a certain amount of quiet alone […]

mister knitspot’s favorite things socks – deux

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Firstly, thank you for all of your wonderful comments. I’ve read each one; they are very insightful and inspire me to continue with this retrospective. In the last missive I spoke of my great appreciation of receiving the gift of socks. I’m imbued with such fondness for these glorious gifts, that a few years ago […]