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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Grandpa Cardigan

Written on October 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm, by | 10 Comments

So.  Last night my mom said: Hey, I really like that sweater.  Where’d you get it? A year or two ago I would have bristled a bit.  (Can’t you tell that I made this with my own two hands!?!) Now, I couldn’t be happier.  I want to make clothes.  Clothes that fit beautifully, and are  Continue Reading »

Technique Lessons (what I learned this year at Rhinebeck)

Written on October 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm, by | 5 Comments

This humble swatch is what I brought home with me from Rhinebeck.  Not the yarn, per se.  But what it represents. It represents a lot. I grew up a “maker” in a family full of “do-ers”.  My family never sat still enough to make anything… …it was bunches of people playing H-O-R-S-E on the driveway,  Continue Reading »

Rhinebeck Sweater: Minimal Viable Product

Written on October 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm, by | 3 Comments

The last you heard from this intrepid knitter was the sound of a gauntlet being laid.  I had 2 days, and half a sweater to knit and finish. I knit the left cardigan front on Wednesday.  I felt good. I knit the right cardigan front on Thursday.  I felt good. I soaked and blocked all  Continue Reading »

Rhinebeck: T minus 2

Written on October 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm, by | 2 Comments

On the way up to the retreat last month, Amy and I stopped at Knit Wit in Portland to visit with Suzie and ogle their beautiful wall of Quince. (It was a good day.) I walked out with an armload of Quince Osprey (colorway: Storm) to re-make this: using CustomFit.  It’s a beloved Grandpa Cardigan from  Continue Reading »