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Knitting RN

I'm a 29 year old RN who works in an ICU in Seattle.

Updated: 2014-10-06T20:19:43.038-07:00


Well, it's been a long time...


And I have a lot to catch up on!First, Bernie and I made an offer and bought a house! Yay! It's a lovely 4 bed/1.75 bathroom house. We have some plans for it, but are happy with the way things are right now. :)Now for the knitting!I did some test knitting for Emily Wessel of damp city knits! This is the Sunflower Shawl:I knit is using Wollmeise 100% superwash sock.I love it, and wear it like this the most, with the point in front and the tips falling down the front. These little shawlettes are like crack. You can't just knit one!I've also been plugging away on my Featherweight as well. But, unfortunately I haven't remained faithful to it. :)Bernie and I also adopted a stray cat that was hanging around our old house. Her name is Lola, and we love her. The other cats? Probably not so much. :)I also finished up the Nordique Swing!And knit a Liesl that still needs to be blocked. I knit a Prairie Rose Lace shawl from the book "Knitters Book of Wool," and it's blocking now.Hurry up and dry!Current WIPs are a Percy Shawl using some Hazel Knits that I got at Sock Summit and a Lightweight Pullover using my blend of Yarnia. Will work on getting some pictures of those other than the skeins. :) That's about it! I'll work harder on keeping this blog a little more up to date. If there's another break in regular blogging, check out my activity on Ravelry, I'm KnittingRN there, or with my podcast, The Anatomy of Knitting (find on iTunes!)[...]

Visiting Sweet Georgia's Dye Studio


Beautiful Scarves...

Seeing her sheep I've only seen on her blog!
Gorgeous looms in gorgeous light...
A little bit of shopping done...
A wonderful husband humoring my fiber/knitting addiction...
In the next post, I'll show you what I got, the light is bad now for photography.

Lots of knitting going on here!


First off, an update on my Simple Yet Effective Shawl. It's done!Simple Yet Effective Shawl by Laura Chau, aka Cosmic PlutoYarn: Noro Kureyon SockNeedles: US 4 from Knit PicksImpression: It's a bit scratchy, but the colors can't be beat. Thinking of doing another one of these in a solid merino sock yarn.I also cast on for another project and finished it!It's the Ridged Lace Cowl by Elinor Brown, aka Exercise before KnittingYarn: Elsabeth Lavold Silky Cashmere, 4 skeinsNeedles: US 8 Addi TurbosImpression: Such a luxe yarn! I can't wait for Fall/Winter to arrive so I can wear this. A good stashbuster for some yarn I got from Webs on closeout.I also cast on and have blocked this project too:It's the Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau. Proper FO shoot coming soon! It's too dark to properly photograph the yarn at night.I'm also plugging away on the Featherweight Cardigan.It's a bit farther along than you see here, but not much. :)I also swatched some yarn that I got custom blended at Yarnia:It looks pretty good in US 4s after washing. I think I'm going to design a simple top down raglan to use this yarn. It's got 2 strands of cashmere, 1 of alpaca, 1 of Rayon (the blue strand) and 1 strand merino.And I've started on another sweater from the Fall 2009 Interweave Knits--the Nordique Swing.I got gauge using US4s and my Classic Elite Yarns Classic One Fifty.So far I've just gotten the ribbing done on a sleeve. :)[...]

New FO's!


I've got a few FOs to share with you!

First are these:

(image) A pair of Monkeys for the Sock Summit Sock Museum, knit in Shelridge Farms Fingering weight. A little splitty, but creates a luxe fabric. I'll be sending these in the mail tomorrow!


(image) Ishbel by Ysolda Teague, knit in Hello Yarn Sock, in the colorway Blue Leaves. Too bad Seattle is 80+degrees right now, as I can't use it yet! Very squishy and warm though.

Still working on the Simple Yet Effective Shawl by cosmicpluto. I love the colors of the Noro, but not on the feel of the yarn. Too scratchy!

Hoping to finish it soon, as I've got a Featherweight Cardigan coming up!

I host a Podcast!


If you're interested in it, find it here!

Also searchable on iTunes as "The Anatomy of Knitting"

I just got my first review on iTunes, and I'm SO. EXCITED. :)

Still finding my voice as a podcaster, and it's most certainly a work-in-progress. Feel free to give feedback or suggest topics for future podcasts!



Updated FO shoots:

Shetland Triangle:




STR Mediumweight Stockinette Cowl:


Oh, yeah... I might have chopped off all my hair today... :)

Black Sheep Gathering 2009


I had a blast this year! Black Sheep Gathering is my favorite fiber festival here in the Pacific Northwest. A big fleece show, lots of vendors, sheep, and a nice host city.

Lots of sheep to see:





My purchases:

Socks that Rock

I loved watching the fleece judging!


and was lucky enough to get two fleeces:

A Merino/Romney cross


and a Merino/CVM cross


I was a happy happy girl this weekend


SOAR 2009


I'm canceling my reservations for the classes. Turns out I need to cut back so B and I can buy a house this year. Sacrifice in the short term for something you want in the long term, right?

FO shot coming soon after some blocking wires get here. :)

Finished Clapotis


Finished Clapotis, originally uploaded by eksrn2002.

Not feeling super photogenic today, so you get a couch modeling photo!

Knit in Sundara Aran Silky Merino, in the Viridescent colorway. (From the last mailing of the Seasons Collection.

Cupcake Hat!


Knitted for a co-workers soon-to-be-here baby. All it needs is a pom pom!..

I used Chile Con Yarne's pattern. So cute!

First Time SOAR Attendee, here!


Woo hoo!

I'm going to SOAR! For those of you not familiar, that's the Spin Off Autumn Retreat, and this year it's being held in Bend, Oregon. I figured with it being so close, I should do my best to attend!

I registered for:

Workshop: Spinning for Next to the Skin

Retreat Sessions:

1. Spinning for Socks
2. Blending on a Drumcarder
3. Making the Most of Your Hand-held Combs
4. Making Your Wheel do the Work

And those were all my first choices! I'm so excited to go!

Wedding Veil


I know I didn't update much on this project...

That's for a few reasons. First, really how interesting is lace when it's unblocked? And second, I got really really sick in between when I started and the end of the project.

That's a whole 'nother story for another time, though.

Let's celebrate the finishing of the shawl!

All of these photographs are from my wedding photographer, Kate McElwee

Bernie and I got married on April 18, 2009. Seattle cooperated, and we had a beautiful spring day!

(image) The pattern I used for the veil, was the Shetland Tea Shawl from "A Gathering of Lace"

(image) The first two pattern repeats were fun, and easy to do. The last repeat was when I got sick, and I wasn't able to concentrate on it. And the edging? Ugh, the edging was 110 repeats of the same 10 rows. But I got it done, with about 2 weeks to spare! and the edging was worth it in the end!

(image) You also see that I went a non-traditional route with having my veil custom dyed by the AMAZING Sweet Georgia. What's also awesome was that I sent a picture of the yarn and magazine cover that inspired the color palette to see if the florist could match my hydrangeas of the bouquet. I'd say, she did a pretty awesome job, wouldn't you?

It was an amazing day, with an amazing honeymoon! Like I said in a Facebook status, married life is bliss! :)

Vacation Yarn!


Good gracious! I got BUSY there before the wedding and never posted how my veil went. It got done, and looked gorgeous for my wedding day. As soon as I get my pics from the photographer, I'll post a few of her gorgeous pics when I get them!

I did get some vacation yarn while we were in Hawaii!

I got two Cascade Heritage yarns:


And two Noro Sock Yarns:


New Project


And this one will be amazing. Just look at the yarn:

I asked Felicia at Sweet Georgia Yarns to dye this special for my wedding veil. Yes, I'm knitting my wedding veil, and not in white yarn! :)

The inspiration:

(image) A bouquet of hydrangeas on the cover of a magazine.

I'm a happy happy girl!


2008 Year in Review



You know you love your mom....


365.22, originally uploaded by eksrn2002.

When you are willing to weave in all these ends!

Christmas Knits


Hey there! I've got a Christmas Knit in progress for you to see! Some socks from my Mom!

(image) Knit in Shibui sock yarn, in two colors. :)

So, I've found out that some nasty website is copying my posts without my permission...

SO.... If you're reading this at any other place other than OR, then you're reading a thief's website. Come over to the REAL website and leave that thief's! This is MY intellectual property, and you suck.

New Socks in Progress!


New socks on the needles, Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt from Interweave's Favorite Socks book.

Knit in Sundara Roasted Persimmon over Green Papaya

And a little cat silliness to brighten your day:

That Einstein, she's the cutest!

Finished Socks!


365.96, originally uploaded by eksrn2002.

Woo hoo!

(and they match!!!) ;)

I love fatter sock yarn!


How else can you knit up one really tall sock in 2 days?!

Second in progress now...

Quickie Cowl


365.78, originally uploaded by eksrn2002.

Knit in Malabrigo Silky Merino. It's yummmmmy. :)

Tangled Yoke is Finished!


Time for some FO shots!

Knit in Rowan Felted Tweed, on US5s.

Yummy cable detail--if you're going to do this sweater, get a ton of stitch markers to keep that cable in check! I had to rip out the entire cable once. (Painful due to 300+ stitches on the needles!)

(image) Einstein is thrilled, can't you see? :)


Two FOs in ONE night!


I have finished two UFOs in one night!

First off is this:


Knitted out of Zen String Serendipity fingering weight on US 0s. I started these back in July!

Second is this:


My Tangled Yoke Cardigan!

It's blocking now--I'm hoping it'll be dry in time for Sunday, when Bernie and I are getting our engagement photos done! I'll share the pictures of the sweater at some point this weekend, if I don't wear it during the engagement photo shoot. :)

In case you were interested...


Here's how I knit

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Perfect timing!