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Kelley Petkun's Blog – May 2009 Archive (9)

Slow, but steady, progress on my Classic Lines Cardigan

I've just finished the decreasing and increasing of the waist shaping on my cardigan. I love being able to try on my sweater as I knit. I wanted to be sure that I accurately placed my knitting on my waist so I ran a strand of contrasting worsted weight yarn at the actual "waist".…


Added by Kelley Petkun on May 28, 2009 at 5:09pm — 13 Comments

Weight loss knitting?

I'm thinking that I may be onto something here! I know that I am a comfort eater. I love my idea of comfort foods and most of them are finger foods. When I think about it, I believe I have developed the "habit" of putting something in my mouth more in order to give my hands something to do than to actually have something to eat.

A few years ago, one of our Connecting Threads employees took up knitting as a way to distract herself as she gave up smoking. At the rate of one scarf a day… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on May 27, 2009 at 11:35am — 11 Comments

Caffeine related comfort

Last Tuesday was a challenging day. Nothing particularly catestrophic, just a lot of little frustrations. After a dental appointment, I went into my favorite Starbucks and look what I found. A sippy cup for grown-ups! Squat and comforting. Just what I needed to get me through the rest of my day.…


Added by Kelley Petkun on May 18, 2009 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

A hot water bottle cover seems a bit silly right now

Don't you just love spring? Wednesday evening I started a hot water bottle cover because it was pouring down rain and only 44 degrees outside. Today I'm sitting out on our back deck and it is sunny and supposed to reach the mid-eighties this afternoon.

Oh, well, here is the beginning of my cover. I've gotten much farther along since then.…


Added by Kelley Petkun on May 17, 2009 at 3:03pm — 3 Comments

Haagen Dazs Fleur de Sel ice cream - yummy!

I absolutely love this ice cream. It is a "Reserve" flavor. I don't know what that means but I will enjoy it as long as it lasts. Here is an excellent review.

And, in my usual mental wandering sort of way, I also found a fascinating article on Fleur de Sel salt.

Added by Kelley Petkun on May 9, 2009 at 6:33pm — 4 Comments

Relationship saving qualities of knitting, yet again!

As you knotw, I am an ultra-morning person and Bob is an ultra-night person. I can't count the number of times knitting has kept me sane, civil and still married after 9:00 at night.

Last night we went to dinner with another couple. Of course, I took my knitting. I was just starting the short-row toe of my Lindsay sock. More about that later when I have time to make a quick video for… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on May 9, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Stunningly beautiful short row heel!

I confess that I have not ever been happy with short row heels on socks. I love the concept but the execution left a lot to be desired. Well, it left a row of tiny holes going up the heel no matter how carefully I wrapped.

Thanks to my podcast… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on May 6, 2009 at 2:31pm — 12 Comments

Lindsay sock coming along nicely

I only took yarn and instructions for the Lindsay sock on vacation this last week. We had family with us so I didn't think there would be much time for knitting. The airplane trips to and from Mexico provided lots of focused time. While we were in Mexico I became quite fond of the Quiver I bought at the Aurora Fiber Festival the weekend before we left. I could easily knit and watch grandson, Fritz, crawl… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on May 1, 2009 at 2:23pm — 5 Comments

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