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  • Hexagon Swatch

    Hexagon Swatch

    The Crazy Quilt swatch block knitting continues! In Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 67, the Hexagon Pattern is an interesting mix of colors and slip stitches. This stitch pattern is deceptively simple. The garter stitch rows are slipped in alternating checks against a smooth background of stockinette stitch. I used […]

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  • Trellis With Moss Stitch

    Trellis With Moss Stitch

    The next Crazy Quilt swatch block is the beautiful Trellis with Moss Stitch pattern in Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 261. I used the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn in Fuchsia. It’s a descent alternative to full plastic yarns. It’s a good percentage of wool, and has a nice feel, and […]

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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 […]

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  • 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! Related […]

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  • 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! Related posts: Common MySQL Queries

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  • Found My Watchcap

    Found My Watchcap

    Cleaning out the boat I found my old watch cap (wool hat) that I made back in 2004 for an Alaska cruise. So glad to see it again! It’s in pretty good shape, and even has a few Dalmatian hairs still stuck in it (miss you Samson!). Enjoy! Related posts: I miss my old watch […]

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