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!

Pink & Orange!

One pair of socks done, another pair started. I tossed the stash, and this is what came up next.   The yarn is Trekking, fairly vintage. The color is imaginatively named “1000”. I just love knitting little picot sock tops. … Continue reading

Lace Appreciation

Me: “Oooooh, you have to come look at this.” John: “What?” “Huh–nice!” (said in a very half hearted exclamation). Me: “No, really, it's gorgeous Shetland wool garter stitch! Look at those garter stitch wedges! Look at that lace mesh!” John: … Continue reading

Get Away

Short weekend trip, starts today. Baycation! This was sort of a spur of the moment thing, and much needed for a variety of reasons. Here's the first leg: Planes! There will be other modes of transportation to follow. Details later, … Continue reading

Sewing Up

  This is one of those knitting tasks that most people hate, as evidenced by the growing popularity of top-down, knit-all-in-one-piece sweater patterns out there. No finishing! No seams! Where's the fun in THAT, I ask? Hand sewing seams is … Continue reading