Archive for November, 2005

Jaywalking Around Town

Jaywalker Socks in Lorna’s Laces Bittersweet Another secret holiday gift! Hopefully the recipient doesn’t read the blog. I’m very happy with how these are turning out, though I am going to have to change to US0 needles for the foot. [You can get Kathy's (aka Grumperina) free pattern here at MagKnits, and join the Knit-A-Long! […]

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FOs and COs

eucalan and yarn Two of four packages going out this week. Once these two items are dry, into the mail they go! So keep an eye out, Andrea (and don’t look too closely at the bowl here)! I’m going to start the Jaywalker socks now, a holiday gift, and part of the Jaywalker KAL. I’m […]

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Secrets and FOs

There are some finished projects around here, really there are. However I cannot show most of them off just yet! This one I can: the ubiquitous strawberry hat This is for the child of friends of mine. She’s a few months old now and the weather is just starting to get cold. Fast, fast project. […]

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Not Much Fibering ‘Round Here

Between a late hockey game last night, my dogs getting out of the backyard this morning, a broken ipod, tonight’s comedy of errors dinner, and working late this week, I haven’t been getting my craft on (I say that just for Tom) nearly as much as I’d like to. Unfortunately most of the projects I […]

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Flushing the System

Sometimes, I get caught up in a project and I just want to focus on it and nothing else for no good reason. That happened this weekend. big wool sweater (sleeves hidden) from Fall VK Friday night I finished the back. Saturday afternoon I finished the front. Including my modifications to lengthen the body and […]

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Startitis and Me

Startitis: ‘stärt-itis, noun Disease or inflammation of beginning an activity or undertaking Yes, that’s me. l-r: lace scarf, big wool cable sweater camera paraphernalia, some of Andrea’s sock yarn Earlier this week, I got frustrated with the projects I had to work on, so I pulled out some Rowan Big Wool and started the v-neck […]

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Bed of Fiber and Holiday Insanity

Today is the sort of day I should have just stayed in bed. Instead I am attempting to comfort myself by thinking about snuggling up with piles of fiber. I think this is the exact sort of thing that my friend Tara meant when she called me a “fiber fetishist.” -=- It’s Tuesday, but I […]

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Wrists Be Damned

I knit last night despite my wrist pain, after we returned from watching the Caps beat the Leafs (take that Toronto!). I managed to finish one of Andrea’s socks (aside from kitchenering the toe) — hooray! Now I can just stress out about whether it will fit properly and whether I can make another one […]

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Repetitive Stress

The weather here this weekend has been unseasonably warm and sunny. No rain, slightly windy, cool, but warm. Since winter is quickly approaching and there is a lot of yardwork to be done, instead of working on Rogue like I wanted to yesterday, I worked in the yard all afternoon. 5 hours of yardwork, at […]

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Knitting in Public

Work is public, right? knitting at work, which means poor sidekickII pictures Before you think I was slacking off at work, I wasn’t (really!). It was lunchtime and I was actually working on something in the server room for a major power outage we are having this weekend. While waiting for the server to reboot […]

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