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!

Book Report

I changed the book titles in the sidebar so I thought I would explain.  I finished “Middlesex”, by Jeffrey Eugenides.  I loved this book, even though it took me forever to finish.  It is a compelling novel about a young … Continue reading

Germany!

We have been having such a good time in Germany that I have not had any time to post.  We leave tomorrow, which is probably a good thing.  If I consume any more bratwurst and beer I will need to … Continue reading

Front, Done!

I finally have some knitting progress to post about.  The front half of John’s sweater is done.   I had a bit of trouble with the short rowing on the shoulders.  It seems that doing short rows at the same time … Continue reading

Which Princess Bride Character are You? this quiz was made by mysti This is one of my all time favorite movies. Thanks to Kathleen for this one.  I’m not sure that it’s a good thing to be Vizzini though.  I … Continue reading

Book Game

“1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the sentence in your journal with these instructions.” “HDL cholesterol levels appear to be a particularly important risk factor for IHD … Continue reading

More Ripping

Jeesh, this is supposed to be an easy pattern.  Big needles, bulky yarn, mostly stockinette stitch. I didn’t like the second version of the cable on the blue sweater either.  I realized that what it needed was a purl stitch … Continue reading

Peeps!

Easter is my favorite holiday.  I’m not referring to the religious aspects of the day; I’ll leave that to those who are more qualified than I am in that department.  I’m talking about the leaves popping out on the trees, … Continue reading