Replacements, Rehearsal, Disney and Sheep

I know, I know, it’s been ages since I’ve blogged. Between rehearsals, David’s visit, weekend trips and getting ready for the new job, I’ve been swamped. I am almost finished with the cotton cable sweater. Just have to (ugh) sew all the pieces together. I HATE finishing. Gimme a good old top down raglan any […]

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Eat, Knit, and be Happy

That is the new slogan for my life. Before I left for Italy (which I will blog about later) I said I had some huge news. I have been an Equity Stage Manager for (ahem) 21 years. I’ve been thinking for some time about a life change. I often spent my day off from Jersey […]

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Off to Italy

I’m heading off on vacation tomorrow, so you won’t hear from me in a while. We are going to Italy for 10 wonderful days. I haven’t even packed yet, but first I had to decide what projects I was taking. I’m bringing the bikini I’m making for Jenny, but I’m afraid my super sharp #4 […]

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Everything old is new again

I’m overflowing with pattern ideas lately. I have to buy some cute little notebook to store inspiration and pattern ideas. Right now I’m working on a pattern for a bikini for one of the Jersey Girls. I want to make it to fit her perfectly, so I’m building the pattern by knitting up a sample […]

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Dodging the stream

Today was a great day. I slept until noon (okay, that I didn’t plan, but I’ve needed to catch up on my sleep). The Tempting II was finally over it’s growing pains and ready to leave the safety and security of the needles. . . so that meant it was time to pick out it’s […]

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Tempting take two

Okay, so I did a bit more blog searching and found others with the same problem. I wonder how in the world the pattern can work as written. Here’s a picture from someone’s blog of the sweater as written: Then she replaced the last K 1, K2 tog row with K2 tog all the way […]

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Tempting II tragedy

Tempting II . . . I’m tempted to kill someone. I saw it coming. I never knit from patterns without messing with them. I adapt them for my shape, I read through and find boo boos and fix. I never just pick up a pattern and knit it as written. Until now. I even went […]

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Tony night and ADD knitting day

Last week was another long week at work. We had a little something to look forward to at the end of the week. Larry’s Tony party. His pre-baseball party was amazing, so I could only imagine what he and his roommate (who owns the wonderful Soluna restaurant in San Francisco) would come up with for […]

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June my @#$%^ !!!

It’s been damp and cold all week here in fabulous San Francisco. Who knew that January was going to be warmer then June. Hey, it’s an excuse to keep knitting sweaters! The cotton cable is coming along. I finished the front. It’s been another long week at work with lots of understudies going on. There’s […]

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Cast on, Cast off

Okay, so it’s really more like cast off, cast on, but that didn’t sound as “Karate Kid”. I cast off two projects this week, and I’ve got two on the needles. First I finished the sweater for my sister. It was a really a fast knit. I didn’t use a pattern, I just figured my […]

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