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!

Hand Update

I had my first hand therapy session yesterday. Let me just say that occupational therapists are way under-appreciated. I knew that they were going to put me in a different splint; I had this vision of the OT picking one … Continue reading

The Book Thing

The Rock Chick tagged me to do this one. Hoo-ray! The only thing I like to collect more than yarn and knitting gadgets is books, books and more books. I can’t pass a bookshop without falling in, then stumbling out … Continue reading

Lavender Sweater

Started: September 04 Finished: January 05 Yarn: Elann Sonata, 100% mercerized cotton Pattern: cardigan pattern created with Sweater Wizard software Edging on cuffs and bottom from Knitting on the Edge, by Nicky Epstein What I learned: This was the first … Continue reading


Tacoma has an annual bluegrass festival that I haven’t missed since moving here. Much to my spouse’s chagrin, I buy festival passes for every last day of it as soon as they go on sale. His musical taste, though somewhat … Continue reading