The Nemesis Returns

Faster than stitches slipping off a needle…. More indestructible than 20 year old Red Heart yarn. More difficult than an Alice Starmore colorwork sweater.   It’s my old nemesis Gauge back again for another run. Do you remember the Banana Tree Cardigan?  The brown one that I just started?  Well I had just gotten to…
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Nemesis

Out of the blue, Lily asked me what a nemesis was yesterday.  I explained that a nemesis was something that you are always fighting, something that you are always struggling against.  We talked about how comic book characters always seem to have a nemesis. If I were a comic book character, Gauge would be my…
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Swatch-buckling

I confess, I am not the world’s most dedicated swatcher. Most knitters know what a swatch is (it’s a sample size of how your yarn will behave with a certain size needle), but just in case here’s a little explanation of how to swatch correctly. Back to the confession, because confession is good for the…
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