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Put On A Happy Face

Last weekend I was feeling down for no reason that I can put my finger on. I spent some time with friends, played with my pets, worked in the yard, and decided to start a new project from the stash to cheer myself up. back Plain, yes. But this yarn is such a gorgeous color […]

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Welcome Chester!

napping with yarn Last April I lost my super awesome kittygrrl Claw to a coyote in the yard. She’d been with me since before my husband and it was difficult for me. She made a few appearances on this here blog over the years. This past weekend we went out to the local rescue and […]

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Good-bye 2010

I just looked at my ravelry projects for the year and was surprised I didn’t finish as many as I thought. 2010 collage Nineteen finished projects. More than half of my finished projects were gifts. There are a lot of accessories. I currently have four other projects actively in progress. Three others were started this […]

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slow, maybe

I started knitting a Wispy Cardi (Hannah Fettig’s updated modification of her original design Whisper Cardigan that was published in Interweave Knits) a few weeks ago for no real reason. Knitting a sweater in laceweight yarn – even a heavy laceweight like the malabrigo lace I’m using – on US5 needles is taking a long […]

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Unfinished Objects

If one were to take a look at the projects I have started but not finished [my ravelry projects page], a handful of things would stick out. First, I am not the speediest crafter in the world, so that vest I started a few weeks ago is only about 1/3 done. Second, I quickly lose […]

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Sneaky Assessment

So. Wooden dpns look sort of like pencils. sock yarn shelf As long as they’re not attached to knitting. I just need to pick something and be sneaky, sneaky.

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Revisiting

I tend to wear and use most of my handmade items. Some more than others, of course. I haven’t been wearing handknit socks much at all since we moved back to Seattle but I have been wearing scarves and hats a lot more frequently. I’m also working on wearing layers. I’m not sure about short-sleeves […]

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Location, Location, Location

Where o where do I like to knit/crochet? Would you knit it with a fox? Would you knit it in a box? Would you knit them here or there? Would you knit them anywhere? [with apologies to Dr. Seuss] For the most part, I knit only during the week in the evenings, after I’ve finished […]

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A New Skill [knitcroblo4]

This is a hard topic for me. What new skill would I like to learn? Aside from the aforementioned finish knitting a lace shawl, I’m not sure what to say. I recently taught myself how to knit backwards, but it doesn’t really save me any time and aggravates my RSI. Oh! I know. Intarsia. I […]

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One Great Knitter [knitcroblo3]

I love so many knit/crochet/quilt/sew/CRAFT bloggers and designers — I love the inspiration available out there. It is wonderful. from the tulip festival One person who has inspired me recently is Anne Hanson of knitspot. Check out her latest henley sweater design! Just lovely. I like to watch her knitting designs progress. She knits crazy-fast […]

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