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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…

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Freestyle Caps by Cheryl Andrews

    Freestyle Caps by Cheryl Andrews

    I’ve made two of the Freestyle Caps by Cheryl Andrews. It’s a fun knit. The construction of the brim doesn’t require any additional support, and the welt around the lower edge is a nice touch. It’s a hat that works well for my friend @cerberus_forge. Enjoy!

  • My First Gloves

    My First Gloves

    We don’t get a lot of cold weather here in Florida, but it’s been chilly the past few days, and my new “Don’t skid, honey!” by Justin Lorkowska gloves are just right. Comfortable, easy knit, and stylish. 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • My finished watch cap

    My finished watch cap

    I finished my new watch cap! Really happy with how it turned out. I want to learn more. For my next project, I’m going to give cables a try. I found a recommendation for an easy cabled hat. Will post more as it progresses. Enjoy!