Dec 7

fetching

Posted by Nanc

(fěch-ĭng) – adjective: very attractive, charming, captivating. a fetching new hairstyle

No new hairstyle, captivated or not. But a nice pair of wrist warmers!

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Sep 30

Ketchup

Posted by Nanc

Wha? What kind of title is “ketchup” anyhoo? Well, let me blather on explain.

Despite the lack of blogging and sharing knits as they happen, I’ve been keeping quiet. Really, nothing crazy or fancy or whatnot is going on. Simply, I haven’t been knit-blogging about much. But I have been knitting. Some.

In an effort to show what I have knit and finished (FOs – hurrah!), what I’m currently knitting, and what I hope/plan/want to be knitting soon – I decided to post this here catch-up post.

The term “catch-up” reminds me of “catsup” which is another term for “ketchup.” And my joking dad used to play with the words and intermingle them. (I’m sure he also referred to “catch-up” as “catsup” during my youth, the silly man that he is.)

So read on for my catsup catch-up.

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Sep 6

Ack!

Posted by Nanc

For the love of all that good and holey*, WHY?!

Let me state for the record that I am not a pattern-reader. Oh sure, I know how to read a pattern and follow directions just fine. But I do not possess the talent to simply read some knitting gibberish and innately understand how each stitch works with the others to create the final product. I cannot fathom that finished object without a clever picture or sketch.

And while we’re at it, I really like my instructions to … well, instruct. Give me directions. Tell me when to do what and how. If a certain method of casting on, binding off, or seaming gave you the style shown (IF SHOWN!), then for monkeys’ sake tell us!

All that? Just to prepare you for a sad realization that knocked me for a loop this afternoon.

*In the knitting world, it seems that “holey” would have more influence than “holy” (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

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