WHAT?? . . . pattern gibberish

So I saw this sweater in last winter’s Vogue and I thought looked intriguing . You are supposed to be able to wear it two ways. One way the neck is a deep V and the bottom is a cropped band (or not so cropped the way I’m going to knit it), or turn it […]

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Knitting and second chances

I’ve been experiencing a lot of knitting redemption lately. If only life were more like knitting. In knitting when you make a mistake, you can just rip back and start again. . . If a project goes horribly wrong you can frog the whole thing and start again. You can even revisit old projects and […]

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Mountains and hand knits

David left Monday and it’s back to my same old routine. . . eight shows and 10 hours of rehearsal. Knit, work, knit, sleep, knit, work etc. Last week David and I left right after the Sunday matinee to drive to Yosemite. We were staying in the lodge in the park. We got in a […]

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Tubey and understudy fun

I’m sitting in the Mezzannine lobby with the Four Seasons doing a little dance brush up. I’m taking the opportunity to get in a quick blog post before my hubby arrives and I won’t be near the computer for the next ten days. Today we had another put in rehearsal for the second wave of […]

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A little slice of home

Last night the company of Legally Blonde invited the company of Jersey Boys to see their Sunday night show. They’re in San Francisco doing their pre Broadway tryout. It’s was the only performance on their schedule that didn’t overlap with ours, so we were so glad to be able to see the show. It’s in […]

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Spinning and Felting

After my triumphant cast off of the winterwonderland sweater it was time to get back to something a little less successful . . . spinning. I had two spindles of single ply that I had spun back in New York, but never plied. I was going to try to keep the natural color a single […]

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I’m SOOOO glad I tried again

I LOVE my sweater. Not only is it my favorite thing I’ve ever knit. It’s my favorite thing I’ve ever owned. I re knit it on US 13 (instead of US 15) and added shaping to the side. Here’s the result. pattern me Digging into my basket of yummy colors, I’m using the turquoise, gold […]

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Finishing Phobia (or fear of sewing)

In eight days I’ve frogged an entire sweater, soaked the yarn, hung it out to dry to reset the twist, re-balled the yarn, rewrote the pattern, and re-knit the entire pattern. Now it’s three days later, and I’ve managed to sew the sleeves into the shoulder, and sew up 1/2 of one side. Why does […]

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Take two

It’s been a full week. . . work, fun, and knitting. At work, we had our new asst. Stage Manager join us. I had to get her trained in on the deck (backstage) which meant stepping away from the calling desk for five days. For the non theatre folks out there “calling” is when the […]

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I’m back!

Today’s post is going to be light on knitting content, and heavy on life (catch up) content. My life will be back to . . . all about knitting, as soon as possible. It’s been a crazy two weeks. First I had to survive the holiday rush of extra performances and extra rehearsals, then I […]

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9 show weeks both blow & suck!

Well, it’s almost 10:00 pm on Monday, and I’m finally settling in for some TV and blogging. I didn’t make it to Chicks with Sticks tonight, but I’ll be back after the holidays. Today was just too filled with chores, and the whole day got away. Last week at Jersey Boys was a nine show […]

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"Oh What a Night"

I woke up today at 1:00 pm (for the third time). Last night was the opening night of the Jersey Boys tour in San Francisco. I got home from the opening night party a little after midnight, and was sound asleep by 1:00 am, but then I was wide awake by 3:00 am, back asleep […]

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The famed . . .

It’s finally here. We think about it, we dream about it, we imagine what it will feel like when it comes, we wonder if it will be as wonderful as we’d hoped. I’m speaking of course, of the day off. It’s been 10 days in a row of 12 – 14 hour days in the […]

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3 down . . . 7 to go

It is day seven here in Jersey Boys techland. We have gone three days of our ten days straight. Seven more days before our next day off!! We’ve teched all the way to the finale. Pretty darn good for 6 days!! Today is the first day that I got to sleep in. I don’t have […]

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