My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

HANA Completed

I finished my HANA pullover earlier this week. And I really like it! I knit this from a cotton blend yarn, Nako Denim, that I had purchased from Webs earlier in the year. (I used stash yarn: SCORE!) I would have enjoyed the knitting more if I had knit it in wool, but knew it […]

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HANA Progress

Thanks for all the nice congratulatory comments re: my retirement. It still feels like I’m just on leave, but it has been just a little over a week! I’ve made some nice progress on my HANA pullover. I finished the back, and I’m on the last section of the front. Once I have the front […]

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Mentally blows the dust off the blog. So this past week was a week for big changes. On Wednesday I went into the office for the first time since March 13, 2020! Very surreal experience! The point of this exercise was to clean out my office — I retired on September 30! I filled 5 […]

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Still Here!

I’m hoping at some point I’ll get back into the swing of regular blogging. I do have a major life change coming up this autumn (she said mysteriously) so perhaps that will prompt me to change my slovenly blogging ways. For the past month-and-then-some I have been working on a traditional gansey: Alice Starmore’s Stornoway, […]

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So it looks as though I am blogging once a month at this point. I may yet get back in the habit of blogging regularly . . . we shall see. My hosting plan is up for renewal this month and I decided to renew for another year. So I can put off deciding whether […]

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