In Which Knitting Actually Occurs

Oops. Forgot to blog again!

I have been knitting some, though the other hobbies have sort of overrun things around here (fluting and spinning for example). I still have all the same projects on the needles, let’s just highlight one for today, OK?


OK, so maybe that’s really highlighting Will more than the project, but I couldn’t get him to move. There was one little square of sunlight on the floor and he was not about to get off it just so I could take a photo. He gave me the stink eye, licked his butt, and then just stayed there, so I decided he might as well be in the picture.

Color Affection is coming along. So far it’s just oatmeal grey and off white, but I’m so easily entertained that oatmeal grey and off white delight me to no end. This is another one of those projects where you sail along for a while, gaily thinking “If I keep up this pace, I’ll finish this soon!”. Then you realize that for the section you are on (the grey and white stripes), it’s a 4 row repeat and with every repeat you add 10 more stitches to each row. I’m now at 187 stitches on the needles and have 8 more of those grey/white stripe sections, which means 267 stitches per row by the time I get to add that zingy red. I’ll be good and sick of long rows of oatmeal and white by then.

All the other projects look pretty much the same as when you last saw them. Socks are bigger by a bit, and I haven’t touched Evenstar in weeks. I did get quite a bit of John’s Peace Fleece sweater done at Wintergrass, but it still looks like a big purple-blue rectangle, so I’m not getting up to show you a photo.

On the Cold Sheep front, I had another little slip off the sheep last week. Peace Fleece got in some lovely lace yarn hand spun by women in Tajikistan. They had a nice little story to go with the yarn about how these women spin yarn to help feed and clothe their families. One skein provides enough money for them to buy a chicken, a loaf of bread, or a kilogram of potatoes. Tell me you could resist that.


Let’s just say I bought enough for a nice chicken dinner complete with potatoes and bread for the whole family. When you put it that way, it doesn’t sound so bad, right? Here’s another photo to help you decide.


That’s a pretty accurate representation of the color in that last photo. It’s the color of beautiful glowing rubies. Ruby Slippers, perhaps. So I’m now back at Day 8 of the No Yarn Buying, and not a bit sorry. This will be a very pretty shawl for me me me.

Last but not least, this week marks a special anniversary around Chez Knitting Doctor. I’ve been blogging for nearly a decade, can you imagine that? There might be cake and prizes later this week, so stay tuned.

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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!


In Which Knitting Actually Occurs — 7 Comments

  1. I couldn’t resiste either and bought two skeins of the turquoise (thanks to an enabler who will remain anonymous!). It is exquisite and I, too, am not sorry one bit!

  2. THe yarn was worth breaking the Cold Sheep’s back. Beautiful! 10 years….wow. You were one of the first blogs I found while searching for yarnyarnyarn.

  3. Love the new yarn – who could resist!! Congratulations on your blogversary. I have been following your blog for many years now and am always inspired by it!

  4. Don’t you just love how cats do as they please? 10 years – wow. Congrats on a long run.

  5. Good thing I’m broke and cannot afford some of that GORGEOUS red lace yarn! It literally took my breath away. (Can you tell I love red…though not as much as PINK. LOL) I am waiting with bated breath to see what you are going to make with that yarn. I am living vicariously through you now, so don’t disappoint! hahaha

    Almost 10 years?!? Wow, that’s hard to believe. Time is going so very quickly these days. Early congratulations are always in order so I’m extending mine now with more to come later.