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Bye 2009

2009 I think 2009 was the year of knitting for others for me. I finished a couple of old projects for myself, but almost nothing I started fresh in 2009. January:I finally finished Celtic Dreams February:I went to Madrona with E (Poking My Eyes Out) and finished the sample mitten from class. March:I love stripey […]

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Mad Hatter

EZ said, “knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises.” I have translated this to, “knit the same damn hat over and over and over and over again through all crises.” I am seriously mad [flickr] On Tuesday (21 Oct), I cast on the first Turn A Square (a free pattern from Jared, here […]

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Frogging is Knitting is Frogging

My condolences to my mom: I had to frog my vest back again, I didn’t do enough decreases. Lots of knitting undone :-( Oh well, it’s a learning experience. She’s knitting Honeycomb (ravel it!) in some gorgeous brown Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (a light brown, not like my chocolate brown below). Knitting is a hobby […]

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Cabled !Hoodie

The knitting part is done, but the zipper shopping and installation part is not. patons cabled not hoodie Here’s hoping I can find a zipper locally at my LFS/LQS and maybe get this sweater done this long weekend (because everyone needs a thick wool sweater on July 4th!). I have some trying crap going on […]

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Commencement

This past weekend, I went to New York state to visit my youngest sister’s college and watch her graduate[!]. me, mad, and currer I am very proud of her! Congratulations! I really hoped that I could finish Currer in time to wear it to graduation. I did, though I have some little details I want […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom feeding kids at MD sheep+wool 2007 Thanks for everything, Mom!

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Conversation With An Enabler

On Monday, I had a conversation with my husband that went a little something like this: me: Hey, I am going to the sheep festival this weekend. DH: awesome! DH: Ha, you are going to come home with SO MUCH MORE wool. me: no, no, I already have plenty. DH: oh, it’s O.K. — you […]

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Mere Seconds

On Saturday afternoon, I cast off the second front of my Patons cabled (perhaps not so) hoodie [ravelry]. pieces blocking on the guest bed Mere seconds later I cast on the back of Norah Gaughan’s Currer [ravelry]: the back of currer, take two I’ve already ripped out and restarted the back of Currer due to […]

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College Girl, an Afghan, and a Puppy

Once upon a time, a girl went away to college 650 miles from home. Thinking of her, her mom crocheted her an afghan. Taking into account the lack of washer/dryer in the dorm, her mom crocheted it out of easy-care-but-super-soft acrylic (Caron Simply Soft). College girl, one of those types who always has to have […]

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Somewhere In Between the Madness

This weekend and next week are/have been completely insane and action-packed. Somehow in the middle of everything I’ve found the time to: how serious she looks! Teach my youngest sister the knit stitch. She mentioned a few weeks ago that she was thinking about learning how to knit. We had a few minutes in between […]

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