About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


We may have taken that “magic of tidying up” a little too far. The furniture all got sent to storage yesterday. The cats and Lewey went to Bark Central this morning. And the rugs go today. The guy is here … Continue reading


About a year and a half ago, I started my part time work journey. A couple years ago, I transitioned from doing hospitalist work to being “just” in the clinic. That meant more work days (since those hospital days were … Continue reading

Douglas Fir

Or, A Hap* For Lorette Project Details: Pattern: A Hap For Harriet, by Kate Davies Yarn: Elemental Effects Shetland Rustic Lace, 1100 yards Needles: 2.75 mm Started: 4/11/15 Finished: 12/7/16 For: Me Modifications: none, except for miscalculating the amount of … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

We had a relaxing evening last night at home. We had Dungeness crab, steamed artichokes, and a salad, along with enough champagne that neither of us made it awake to midnight. Oh well. We woke up when the neighborhood fireworks … Continue reading


This makes me happy. I'm sitting here early Saturday morning knitting away on my new Rogue sweater, while wearing my old bedraggled Rogue sweater. Life is good. The word is still out on the yarn for Douglas Fir. I'm still … Continue reading