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!

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

Antidote

This past work week was a bit hectic. To compensate, I've done nothing but just what I wanted to do all weekend. There is no better antidote to a crappy week than a Saturday and Sunday spent knitting, reading, playing … Continue reading

Days Like Today

Slow down what’s the hurry There’s no rush today There won’t be too many Days like today      Cheryl Wheeler, Driving Home The day started out blessedly cool, in the mid-50’s. We decided to put on sweatshirts and wool … Continue reading

Coreopsis

I was about to catalogue that lovely Coreopsis dyed yarn and get it into the stash, and then decided that this is just ridiculous. It's not every day you make your own yarn. I handspun this on my Watson wheel … Continue reading