Crafty as a Serpent

A knit blog with recipes and theological musings interspersed.

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Location: Portland, Maine, United States

Abby d'Ambruoso is a Lutheran pastor and interfaith chaplain, currently serving in a variety of ministries in Portland, Maine.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Finishing: the class and the hat

Yesterday was my day off (hooray!) and so I spent some of it at my LYS. I cast on for a cardigan, but really, I cast on the wrong amount of stitches, and so it was just practice, or a meditation in knitting.

One of the owners of my LYS conducts a choir, and last night they had a performance at Trinity Episcopal in Toledo. The music was beautiful, the church was stunningly gorgeous. And I sat in the last row and cast on for a hat. I had purchased 2 skeins of Noro Silver Thaw, color number 2 back in the early part of summer when I had been in Massachussets. I now have a hat, knit in the Ann Norling Spiral Rib Hat pattern. It's quite lovely and warm. I finished it today in the car on the way to Ann Arbor.

On the way home from Ann Arbor, Will dropped me off at the yarn store for my finishing techniques class. You heard it here first: Wayne Anthony is a knitting genius! He did all sorts of math and figured out ratios for proper Jade stitch sleeve sewing. It's beautiful. And everything lies flat in the end (as it should). I learned a ton, and now I'm really glad that I didn't start that sweater for real, because I'm going to alter my previous plans.

Will made sushi tonight. I love the fish we can get at Monahan's Fish Market. It's always lovely to get their chowder (whatever the daily special is) and sit and chat with Mike Monahan, who is delightful. And then we drive home and Will makes something special. The sushi was great today.


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