Archive for November, 2005

Big mittens – all knit

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

I finished knitting those big mittens this evening. It started going very quickly, partly because I’m getting more effective at continental style knitting. While I like the idea of two tubes (socks, sleeves, or mittens) on two circular needles, I think I’m faster with double-pointed needles, at least for fair isle stuff. With four strands […]

More fun than a power sander

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Some time last year Charley salvaged a bureau from the trash. It looked just like one he had had as a kid, a ’70s Scandinavian type design chest that we had got at Children’s Workbench. This one was on the curb, had lots of loose joints, and had “JUNK” spray painted in red on the […]

Small amount of growth

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

I brought in to work a poster for the Celebrate Newton crafts fair (Sunday Dec 4) that we’re taking Zum Gali Gali Rubber Stamps to (and however many homemade knitting needles I can have by then) to put up on a bulletin board there. As I was looking for a push pin to put the […]

Coptic Binding Thread Estimate

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Chris Fitzgerald, one of my eraser carving net friends, sent me this email about the coptic binding. I didn’t realize until after I posted that bit in the “Big Mittens” post, how good the blockquotes look with this blog template. Here they go again! I don’t know how often you check the comments on your […]

Big mittens

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

… are what I’m working on. Anne at She Ewe Knits wrote me a while ago (after I thanked her for her web page of directions about handling long floats in fair isle work) My favourite project — make very large mittens, loosely knit with 100% wool (just the pull on type no cuff ribbing […]

Falmouth Trip

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

When the retired Newton art teachers got together with their old boss earlier this year, they planned to meet again for lunch at a Chinese restaurant in Falmouth. That was for today. We drove down there about an hour earlier than we had to, so as to have a little time birding around Falmouth. Siders […]

Maine trip 4

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

We went up to Casco yesterday for the house inspection. There are four or five minor points and one more thing to get looked at professionally, plus radon tests to be done, plus the septic system inspection. There’s a gorgeous view of (snow-capped, as of two weekends ago) Mount Washington from about two miles before […]

Lopi Sweater – Finished

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Wednesday night I really did all the last knitting on Charley’s sweater. Thursday morning I sewed down about a third of the collar, enough that I could try it on and get Arlene to take a picture of me wearing it: I went over to Black Sheep on my lunch hour and said, “I wanted […]

Dumpster Diving Chair

Friday, November 11th, 2005

… or just sitting on the curb. On my way home from getting bagels last Sunday I noticed some furniture on the curb in front of Linda and Dixie’s house, in particular one very substantial-looking chair, but didn’t stop for a closer look. Arlene went out later in the day. When she got home, she […]

Cutler Park walk I

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

I walked around the pond at Cutler Park on my lunch hour today. That was supposed to be one of the attractions of this job. It worked — the pond is really there, and I can walk around it in 38 minutes, including side trails to the Charles and to a little point jutting into […]