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!

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

More Work on the Blog

I have done little knitting today.  I have changed my “Finished Projects” page, and added several old projects from photos I had stored.  I have done a number of items that either never got photographed, or the photos are lost.  … Continue reading

Matinee Coat

I made this for a grand-niece; finished this month. Knit from Baby Cashmerino (really, I’m going to knit with some other yarn next!). The pattern was designed with Sweater Wizard software, loosely based on a vintage baby sweater from the … Continue reading