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  • Staghorn Cable Swatch

    Staghorn Cable Swatch

    Another stitch pattern for what I’m calling my Crazy Swatch Quilt project is the Staghorn Cable from Barbara Walker’s first Treasury of Knitting Patterns. (Yes, the cable flare does bug me, and I will probably re-knit this pattern before adding to the blanket.) This one is in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky color Daffodil Yellow. The… Continue reading Staghorn Cable Swatch


  • Swatch Quilt Ideas

    Swatch Quilt Ideas

    I’m working through Barbara Walker’s first Treasury of Knitting Patterns and making some swatches. I think I’ll make them large, with a bulky yarn and maybe turn the resulting swatches into a blanket someday. Today it’s the Inverness Diamonds pattern using Berroco Vintage Chunky left-overs from my large cardigan. Nice texture. Lovely pattern. Enjoy!


  • Error Running Coverage on Ubuntu

    Trying to install pytest and coverage on my ubuntu development server, and ran into an issue when running coverage: To resolve, install python with enable extensions: Enjoy!


  • The Fitzgerald Sweater

    The Fitzgerald Sweater

    I finished knitting my first Cardigan, and my first sweater done in pieces. The pattern (Fitzgerald by Amy Christoffers) is from Berroco and uses the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn, so the pattern knits quickly. (Well…quickly for a sweater.) I’m still waiting on the buttons to arrive to call the sweater 100% complete. I really like… Continue reading The Fitzgerald Sweater


  • Starting My Berroco Fitzgerald

    Starting My Berroco Fitzgerald

    Here’s a view of the ribbing, center panel and some seed stitch on my Berroco Fitzgerald cardigan. Using Berroco vintage Chunky yarn in the cracked pepper color way. I made a couple of tweaks to the center panel, and am happy with it so far. We’ll see how the sweater comes together. This is my… Continue reading Starting My Berroco Fitzgerald


  • Knitting a Scottish Tam

    Knitting a Scottish Tam

    A friend of mine ask if I could knit him a Scottish Tam. Seems easy enough, and I’ve never done a felted project, so why not. I found a decent pattern on Ravelry close to what he was looking for, and knit up a sample. The sample turned out ok. I need to change a… Continue reading Knitting a Scottish Tam