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Casting On. Again.

Well, the epic sweater continues to share its uncanny kinship with my writing process. (“Out of cheese error, redo from start …” as Pratchett’s Hex would declare. If there’s ever a literary award for most drafts of a published novel, … Continue reading

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Not epic fantasy but an epic sweater

Why is it epic? Well, it’s dense, complex, consists of many interlaced strands, and is not something you knock off in an evening. It has also been restarted several times, showing more similarity to my writing method than I like … Continue reading

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Fair Isle, Novels, and Outlines: Orchestrating a War, Designing a Sweater

I’m between novels at the moment, resting my brain a bit, but doing a lot of reading and research towards the next. I’m also plotting a Fair Isle sweater. I don’t write with outlines, but sweaters don’t work that way. … Continue reading

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My version of traditional Maritime double-knit mittens

These are done using two skeins of Briggs and Little pure wool knitting worsted, which, unlike most commercial wool yarns, feels like it still has some relation to a sheep. You would not want to knit your undies out of … Continue reading

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