A little holiday knitblogging

Lynne Kiesling

I’ve always conceived of and pitched KP as an academic and professional outlet … but woman does not live by economics alone! I have opined before here about why I knit, but I haven’t explicitly “knitblogged”. Seeing as this is a pretty low-key pre-Christmas week, why not?

Here’s my most recent finished object, a scarf to go with my winter dress coat:

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I used Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran in a dark charcoal. The pattern is “Mom’s sophisticated scarf” from the new Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation book by Deb Stoller. This is some absolutely amazing yarn; soft and springy in texture, yet warm and cuddly without much weight. It costs an arm and a leg, though.

I made the mistake last October of falling in love with a cranberry red Burberry long wool coat with a signature Burberry plaid in black and charcoal. I bought it without any regard for hat or scarf accompaniment, then “borrowed” the KP Spouse’s black scarf all of last winter because I couldn’t get excited about knitting something in black. All of my scarf and hat yarns in my stash are in shades of “Lynne blue”, which is a slate-y, steely Wedgwood-y blue with a tinge of gray. Doesn’t go so well with a red and black coat. But now it’s time to have a scarf that the coat deserves.

The hat to accompany it will be a bottom-up felted bucket hat from fellow Chicagoan Bonne Marie Burns’ ChicKnits, in black Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride. I am about halfway done with the hat, and will soon get to have a felting adventure!

You may also notice a handmade sweater in the picture: an aran sweater made out of Rowanspun Aran in “Lynne blue” that I made two years ago from a Rebecca pattern (and of course I’m too disorganized to be able to find the pattern online now).

I’ve also added a couple of knit-related links to the page, including a link to passionknit, the knitblog of two fellow Chicagoans and recent former colleagues of the KP Spouse. It’s a small world …

OK, back to knitting!


14 thoughts on “A little holiday knitblogging

  1. Honestly, Lynne, I think I follow technical jargon pretty well for a layman. I can talk well enough about price signals and standard market designs to impress some people at cocktail parties, and drive others from the room.

    This entry, though, is way over my head. I am impressed that you have a color named after you. You must have pull with the Department of Commerce.

  2. Hi! It’s nice to finally see your work since we’ve been hearing all about it from your spouse. I really like the scarf and I know about the yarn that you used. It’s really nice but expensive. I’ve also knitted a sweater out of Rowanspun Aran too and then after I fell in love with the yarn Rowan discontinued it!

  3. Chicks with sticks, baby! Why is it that two of my hobbies are knitting and hockey … ?

    And Will, to return the compliment, I understand you’re devastatingly handsome ;->!

  4. Chicks with sticks, baby! Why is it that two of my hobbies are knitting and hockey … ?

    And Will, to return the compliment, I understand you’re devastatingly handsome ;->!

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