Archive for December, 2005

Oops, I Did It Again

this isn’t what you think it is… After working on my Rogue body for a few hours tonight and wrestling with the Peace Fleece (I love it, but I’m forcing it into a gauge it doesn’t like, so it requires a lot of effort), I gave in and just cast on for the back of […]

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Lists of Lists of Lists

I am a list maker, not unlike Eda of pokingmyeyesout and laurie of Crazy Aunt Purl. I love lists. I tend to write lists of lists of lists. I do have some ” project goals” for 2006. These are subject to my every whim, so I don’t think I will have pretty green checkmarks down […]

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Back to Rogue

rogue mocha porter and rogue peace fleece I kept myself up last night coughing, so I opted to stay home sick today. DH handled dinner, and came home with some Rogue beer. He didn’t even know that I was planning to work on my long-put-on-pause Rogue tonight. I remember now why I didn’t get so […]

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Holiday Crafting Success

I did not complete as much as I wanted to for gifts this year. That’s okay — I did manage to finish the items for the women in my natal family, all of whom seemed to enjoy what I made them! For Mom, Annie Modesitt’s Backyard Leaves scarf from Scarf Style. I worked it in […]

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Still Here

I am still here. The company I work for was bought by another company, so things at work have been a little insane. Add to that all of the holiday knitting/spinning/crocheting/baking/cooking and my hockey responsibilities and you have one very stressed jess who has not been able to get things done as planned. Last week […]

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Trust Your Instincts

peekaboo! Eda at pokingmyeyesout can assert that I did mention to her that I thought the hat I am making for DH was going to be too big. The pattern says to work it to 8.5″ tall before starting the crown decreases. I didn’t buy it. I wanted to stop at 7″, but I kept […]

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Procrastination, the Root of Holiday Crafting Evil

What’s that? I have how many handmade holiday gifts left to make? At least 3, but preferably more like 6? Right. I’ll get right to those… After I start and finish a couple of other things. “jess is a big wool goof,” the red eggman said. Big Wool Cable from the Fall Vogue Knitting is […]

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Phew!

I took today off from work and spent the day making ooey gooey holiday candies. Three kinds of truffles (mint, cardamon, and mocha), one type of fudge, and chocolate-covered pretzels. I’m done with the chocolate messes, and everything is hidden in the big freezer, along with a few bags of wool I haven’t, uh, moved […]

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Frantic Knitting Pitfalls

Even if you manage to finish your frantic gift knitting for the item that needs to be in the mail tomorrow, not being able to find your blocking t-pins really puts a kink in the plan to have it all ready to go in the morning! I must finish this — so I am stuck […]

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They Are Flying At Me With Weapons Drawn

The new Knitty is up. This means that I have yet another sweater I want to make that I don’t have appropriate yarn for in stash. Wait a minute, I thought the point of stash was so that when something like this pattern popped up, I could dive into the mass of fiber and come […]

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