Almost Famous

Wow, it looks like my little blog made the Oregonian! A really nice article appeared today about Nitro Knitters.  So, if you arrived here by that route, welcome.

I feel like it might be a good idea to explain that this isn't exactly your typical knitting blog.  This site grew out of my previous teaching life, when I taught at various locations in and around Beaverton.  I needed one place where I could list all the classes and locations I was teaching, and this was it.  So you'll find a certain amount of outdated class listings here, if you browse in chronological order.  But in between those, though, there is some good stuff.  For example, on the sidebar, down on the right side, you'll see that my post about the "yo-yo" sock heel has been viewed a few (tens of thousands!!) times.  And hiding back in the mists of time are informative posts like how to Kitchener without a tapestry needle.

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Snow Daze

Well.  Here we are on our third day of being more-or-less housebound in the PDX area, due to roughly a foot of snowfall.  (I know, a foot of snow doesn't stop most of the country in its tracks, but it is a rarity for us.)  DH is going stir-crazy, although the Olympics have helped a bit with the boredom factor.

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Nitro Knitters About To Blast Off

Calling all knitters… A new shop is about to open in South Beaverton, OR.

The official Grand Opening of "Nitro Knitters" will start on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb 14th, and continue over the weekend.

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What Do You Mean, It’s 2014 Already?

 

My goodness, where does the time go?

 

OK, yes, the blog died. If any of you remember where we left off, I was knitting the Paloma tee. It ended up fitting OK, but it looked terrible when it was finished, and I decided I didn't like the yarn anyway. At least, I didn't like the color. So, it got frogged and overdyed into a nice blue-green color, and I swear I took a picture of it, but I'm damned if I can find it now.

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Paloma Tee, part 2 – fixing the yoke

Table of contents for Paloma Tee

  1. Paloma Tee, Part 1 – beginning the yoke
  2. Paloma Tee, part 2 – fixing the yoke

So, I continued merrily knitting my way around and around the yoke, down to the point where it gets divided up for the sleeves and bodice.  And here is where it gets kind of weird and sort of inexplicable.  At least, I can't explain it.  Well, I can explain what I did — but I can't explain what the pattern says to do.

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Paloma Tee, Part 1 – beginning the yoke

Table of contents for Paloma Tee

  1. Paloma Tee, Part 1 – beginning the yoke
  2. Paloma Tee, part 2 – fixing the yoke

Knitting bag, book and yarnThe other day, I was browsing around on Ravelry, looking for tops with drapey necklines.  For some reason, I ended up with this new project instead:  the Paloma cap-sleeve blouse from French Girl Knits.  I already had the book, and I was soon able to match it up with an appropriate stashed yarn.  This is what makes Ravelry great!  I was off and knitting within minutes.

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