Archive for March, 2005

A Little Downtime is Good For A Girl, Sometimes

You may have noticed that I have not been finishing anything for the past week or so. Lots of planned projects, lots of WiPs, lots of talk. Not a lot of accomplishing anything. I hit a downturn on all fiber-related events. Apparently the weblog felt this downturn and decided that it was also fiber-depressed and […]

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Yet Another Wednesday

I thought it was Thursday all day. I come to find out it’s Wednesday, but I’m in a bit of a crochet slump so I almost don’t want to even talk about the WiP… but I will. Thank-you Doily. I would like to finish this by the end of the weekend. Secret present for sisM, […]

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Fun (Thread) Stuff

I placed an order with Lacis last week. I was originally only going to order a couple of INOX steel hooks, but then I had a look at the Cordonnent Flora Thread Color Chart, and I had to have some. I also threw in some Cébélia for good measure — this backfired because I apparently […]

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A Quick One

First, I have no idea why bloglines doesn’t read my feed regularly when other places do. Irritating. And I still need to fix my generation of direct links to pages — since this site is all dynamic, I also have to generate the static pages. Which I can do, but it screws up other feeds. […]

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Cows and Doilies

I made my sister K this stuffed brown cow for her birthday. I think she liked it. It was very silly but very cute. I did not add udders or horns because I liked it without. I also made her a bright pink bookmark this morning, using the Lace Fan pattern in Three Dozen and […]

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Yarn Buyers Anonymous

I really need to join yarn buyers anonymous. What happened to my “do not add to stash” plan? I ordered 8 skeins of Regia sock yarn and one hank of Noro Daria Multi from fuzzy mabel. Bad jess, no cookie! I rationalized it by ordering something to make a gift for someone else and just […]

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I Made Gauge! I Made Gauge!

I never thought I would actually make a doily the finished size specified, so I’m excited. This is doily #16 from Leisure Arts’ Big Book of Little Doilies. It’s a fairly simple pattern – I selected it because I wanted something between 6-8″ that was a simple pattern so I could work on my gauge […]

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In Progress

Is this considered teasing? I finished the doily I was working on tonight. I haven’t measured it yet, but I think it’s about 7″. It was supposed to be 6.75″, so I think I am starting to figure out the whole gauge mess. I realized a number of things that I changed — how I […]

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It’s WIP Wednesday Again!

You know, I completely forgot to add to my fiber facts list the fact that made me want to write up a list – I often prefer the “wrong” side of an item to the “right” side, so I turn things inside out sometimes (like socks). I can’t be the only one, right? I am […]

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No More [Sock] Yarn

I am supposed to be cleaning out my stash, not adding to it. Ever since I started a new pair of socks that looks fantastic, I want to buy more sock yarn. Do you have any idea how many skeins/balls/hanks of sock yarn I have around that I haven’t finished using yet? Well, let’s count: […]

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