Monthly Archives: May 2014

To distract you from my lack of knitting to show…

This is basically the most amazing dance sequence of all time. From the 1989 film THE EXPERTS with John Travolta, Ayre Gross and Kelly Preston. It is set in a Soviet Russia spy training village but Travolta thinks he is in middle America. Not a good movie but worth it for this dance. Just something for you to enjoy on your long weekend!


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by | May 23, 2014 · 1:20 pm

FO: Molly Hat

My hat is done!  I even got my ass to the post office and sent it off.  Of course I procrastinated on this hat so long that it is now finally not cold in Wisconsin.  It’ll get some use eventually, I hope!

My Rav page here.

Pattern: Molly by Erin Ruth

Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Niebla, about .8 of a skein.

Needles: US 3 for ribbing and US6 for the body

Start Date:  April 19, 2014

Finish Date: May 11, 2014

I made a few changes to the pattern.  But it turns out that I took pretty crappy notes and don’t quite remember.  I started with twisted ribbing instead of regular ribbing.  I think I started with fewer stitches than in the pattern.  Maybe 88?  After the ribbing I increased up to the amount of stitches as in the pattern.  Some people started their decreases much sooner.  I might have knit one cable repeat less, but maybe not.  I just kind of eyeballed it as to when it looked long enough.

I also decided on my next project.  But I haven’t gotten around to actually casting on!  I am going to knit the Medallion-Edged Shrug from knit.wear Spring 2012.  I finally, maybe, got gauge using Forbidden Woolery Pride Lace in Goldilocks.

A yellow cropped cardigan.  A little much?  Maybe, but I’m excited to actually get going on it.  Too bad all I want to knit on is Lyra!

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WIP review

Progress is definitely being made. I am totally into knitting this shawl. The only problem is, is that it’s going to take a long time. Not good blog fodder. Here’s a check-in photo from my desk at work:


I mostly work on that when I have more than a few minutes to devote to it. For a portable project I have been making a Molly Hat for my friend Amy. I am almost done. Could be done today if I spent the time on it, but may just wait so that I can keep this project in my purse.


I am trying to figure out what to cast-on next when the hat is done. It has to be fairly straightforward. I am tempted to start another shawl, but don’t want to have to carry a chart around. I am debating Enchanted Mesa, or Viajante, or Dangling Conversation.  Though, those all involve thinking too much through first.  Or beading.  Maybe I should find another hat pattern. I have a zillion sweaters I want to make too…


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