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!

Changing Colors

I promised a mini-tutorial on how I'm doing the color changes for my crazy many-stripes Toboggan hat. I'm changing colors every four rows, and the thought of weaving in all those ends was enough to make ME crazy. Here's how … Continue reading

Ecuador!

And we're off again! This is John's big birthday bucket list trip, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy it too! I figured I'd do a quick update since we leave for the cruise part tomorrow and who knows what … Continue reading

Evenstar

Project Details: Pattern: Evenstar, by Susan Pandorf Yarn: Colourmart Cashmere/Silk 2/28 NM lace weight, 1500 yards Needles: 2.75 mm Started: February 12, 2010 Finished: September 18, 2015 For: Me! Modifications: None What I Learned: Oh boy. I learned that slow and … Continue reading

Bath Time

Blocking Day at last! The first step was to run a fine cotton thread through all the edging points to make pinning easier later. Then it's into the bath for a soak. I use Kookaburra wool wash and cool water, … Continue reading