twig and leaf

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now here is a shawl that delivers plenty of drama for a rather small (and very fun) investment of time. not only it is engaging to knit, but the final result is definitely more than the sum of its parts. and if that weren’t enough, it practically produced its own photo shoot, requiring very little […]

the local terrain

Posted on 23 CommentsPosted in designing, food and garden, lace/shawls, projects

oh me, better late than never, i guess; these are words i rarely use, but today, they are fitting. somehow, this whole day yesterday just slid away with nothing getting done on time. except my haircut first thing this morning—that, at least went smoothly. i’ve been trying to get this blog post up ever since i […]

starting and stopping

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ooooh, i got a new book in the mail a couple of weeks back and i think it’s one you’re going to like—a delicious cornucopia of cast ons and bind offs by master knitter and teacher, leslie ann bestor. cast on, bind off (story press) has an amazing array of starts and stops for virtually any […]

Stocking Cap for Baby Knitspot

Posted on 25 CommentsPosted in food and garden, projects, spinning and fiber

The last four days Anne has been at my house and though we worked a lot, we also had a little time for play and a little sightseeing. I got a lot done on Baby Knitspot’s stocking cap while Anne kept busy in the kitchen making delish meals. She brought along all the amazing baby veggies […]