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

I love autumn!!

My friend, Elizabeth, spied on me during Sock Summit and kept notes on the colors I enjoy wearing. When she got back home she made me this lovely wet-felt, silk scarf. I have been waiting for it to be cold enough to wear it! Well, please notice the turtleneck I'm wearing as well as the scarf. I am even wearing my lovely… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 30, 2009 at 12:40pm — 15 Comments

I think they put something in the water at Sock Summit!

Last night I had planned to work on the second sleeve of my CLiC sweater. It is simple knitting around and around and around. I am re-reading the first book in a trilogy I enjoyed many years ago. Each book was rather large when I first read them so I love having them on my Kindle. The author is Sharon Kay… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 29, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

The Knitting Buddy winner is.....


Congratulations Sonja! I hope you enjoy your City Tweed HW yarn. Maybe a nice hat?

I am working on my next Knitting Buddy project! As soon as it is finished, I'll share it with you and have another drawing.

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 25, 2009 at 8:50am — 6 Comments

It's CLiC Tuesday!

Even though I've missed a couple of Tuesdays, I am pleased with the results of setting aside one day a week to share my Classic Lines Progress with you. It usually inspires a burst of knitting on Sunday or Monday night. But, I believe you will see a surprising amount of progress over the next two weeks. Bob is on a long business trip which translates into evenings with audio books as I knit and knit and knit. It may not always be my CLiC sweater… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Knitting Socks with Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility read by Juliet Stevenson takes Jane Austen to a whole new level. I thought I knew the story - I've read it several times and seen the movies - but I was wrong. I spent hours this weekend knitting and listening to Juliet. Ok, I baked some bread and chocolate chip cookies. Can you tell Bob is on a business trip?

What are those lines of cream colored yarn running up my Ric Rac socks? That's my little trick for… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 21, 2009 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

A new Knitting Buddy drawing

I fell in love with the Nutmeg hat by Norah Gaughan. I love her designs. The hat is knit at a perfect gauge for City Tweed Heavy Worsted. I am determined to expand my hat collection and the range of "warm" toned colors in my wardrobe. What could be easier than this quick knit hat in a "new" color for me - Morning Glory. I think it is a nice "warm"… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 18, 2009 at 2:00pm — 111 Comments

Angel of Beauty Scarf - Knitting Buddy Winner

The winner is Jeanne Fangman!

Jeanne, please send me a note with your address and color selection! I can't wait to hear what you think of this pattern. I think you should knit the first (practice?) one for yourself and then maybe some more for your… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 8, 2009 at 2:55pm — 4 Comments

Angel of Beauty Scarf - A Knitting Buddy Giveaway

A dear friend visited me over the weekend of the Sock Summit. Elizabeth is undergoing treatments for breast cancer including a long course of chemo therapy. Of course, she lost her hair! When I saw the Angel of Beauty Scarf in Gerard Allt's book… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 2, 2009 at 3:02pm — 93 Comments

CLiC - Formally known as the Classic Lines Cardigan

Ok, I've gotten tired of typing and saying "Classic Lines Cardigan". I thought about it and came up with this anachronism. I realize that there is a case for being redundant because we will probably call it the CLiC sweater. Since cardigan is a noun, I am going to be saying "sweater sweater" I know - I've completely gone off the deep end but I have a shorter name for my lovely… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on September 1, 2009 at 9:48am — No Comments

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