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Chevron Scarf

This is the Chevron scarf from Arctic Lace. The yarn is hand dyed Merino Super Sport from Southwest Weaving. I love this kind of geometric lace.

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The Wedding

The wedding was extrodinary. It took place on the front porch of a gay B&B in Iowa City called the Brown Street Inn.

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2at a time socks

This is my first pair of socks done two at a time on a pair of circs. I seem to be spending a lot of time untangling yarn and adjusting needles.

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The Big Day

This Friday my partner Ralf and I are headed to Iowa City to get married. The ceremony is at 2:00 in Saturday.

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needle question

Are the nickle plated circs sold on Knitpicks as good as Addi Turbos?

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failure for the moment

Well, I tried. It was to be my first lace piece with lace weight yarn. I guess I'm just not there yet. It felt like I was knitting with air and I could hardly see what was going on.

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North Sea Shawl

The North Sea Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls. This was a great pattern - Cheryl really knows how to write an easy to follow no nonsense pattern.

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My Kirchner nightmare

The shawl that I'm currently working is knit in two pieces and then joined in the center with the Kirchner (I'm never sure how to spell this word) stitch.

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Summer makes me feral

I haven't been around much lately and I'm sorry about that but summer keeps me outside in the garden or swimming or just hanging out with the fireflies - and, well, getting on my lap top is pretty muc

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blocking question

Every instruction I've read on blocking tells you to use a mild detergent in tepid to warm water which is how I do it but why the detergent, what purpose does it serve?

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