Author Archives: Laura Swift

Inspiration Overload

I have too many ideas.  Bad ideas, mostly.  Or at least, unworkable ideas.  I was fooling around with icord and came up with the idea of knitting a rug. When I realized that US15s weren’t even close to big enough … Continue reading

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My Cheatin’ Heart

I have not been working on the Robot.  We recently finished two rooms in our basement, and I’ve been converting one into a playroom (I’m installing some light fixtures later today, so if I don’t write again you can assume … Continue reading

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Gauge Swatch Robot, We’re All Very Busy, and Another New Idea

I’ve been working, I swear.  I’m trying not to let the fact that all I have to show for it is this pathetic pile of nearly identical swatches get me down. I’ve been busy with other creative outlets — I … Continue reading

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New Project — First Day of School Ensemble

Work on the Robot continues apace — and by “apace” I mean I’ve been working for four days on a 6-inch square stockinette swatch on US2 needles in a yarn I think I hate.  I did have the idea of … Continue reading

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Gauge Swatch Robot – Houston, We Have a Cube

Haven’t been posting, but I have been knitting — see?  I really need to work on my photo composition skills, but you get the idea. The cube is ~5.5 inches to a side, which I think is too big for … Continue reading

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Gauge Swatch Robot and Sick Child

It literally just occurred to me that I could make all my squares stockinette and work on construction and all that, and then fiddle with pattern stuff.  See?  Even total dopes can be designers.  Maybe. I didn’t really get any … Continue reading

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Gauge Swatch Robot, and My Notebook

Two squares done — thinking of calling her a Dishcloth Robot instead.  Maybe I could work in a Rosie-from-the Jetsons reference?  Nah, seems labored. These squares are very dense — worsted wool on US4 needles.  Soft toys are generally worked … Continue reading

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