Category: Summer

Photo of a soft, fluffy pile of cormo pencil roving

Reflecting on My Summer Spinning Ramage

My summer of family fun was also filled with lots of spinning.  I was just in the mood for it and enjoying myself immensely. First up was “Frothy,” a delicious, pink blend of Cormo, Border Leicester, Coopworth, and silk from Fiber Trends that I finished plying in early June. “Frothy” called to me in the depths of winter and although… Read more →

The Gray Got to Me

Last year I started these socks: It was July.  It was my birthday, in fact.  I thought I was safe from the curse of knitting a gray project in winter. Alas, I was overcommitted on projects and my work on these progressed very slowly. Before I knew it, it was winter.  Have I complained enough about the long, cold, snowy… Read more →

Gauge, you cruel mistress

Chickami is not working out.  The yarn I got specifically for this project, Elann Coto Canapone, is not knitting up at the advertised gauge for me, 19-20 sts/4 inches on US 5.  Instead I am getting 23 sts/4 inches on US 5 – and it is a good fabric that is not too firm or too loose so I don’t… Read more →

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