Archive for November, 2006

Giving Thanks

This is a few days late but I am recovering from the fun company we had for Thanksgiving, a chest cold turn bronchitis, and a bruised knee (slamming one’s knee into the boards on ice skates is not something I recommend, in case you were wondering). Thanks to A (of Soapbox) who picked up this […]

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Mindless

I started Licorice Whip (for me!) in a fit of needing a large mindless knit. Raglans in the round of the top-down variety? Perfect and mindless — you knit round and round, increasing, put the sleeve stitches on waste yarn and eventually you have a completed sweater. Perfect! take two I like the pattern, and […]

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Embrace Your Inner Stress

Sometimes the rest of life gets in the way of crafting. Sometimes it’s positive things (DIY home renovations, hockey games, ice skating class, training for a 5 and 10k). Sometimes it’s less positive things (a sick family member). vroom vroom skates! no, my legs are not stark white — those are socks! I haven’t had […]

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FO: Tweed Beret

I finished the beret early Saturday morning, washed it in some woolwash, and set it up to block on a pot lid (yes, really). Except I thought that the pot lid I tried out first was too small, so I tried another one and it was too large and stretched it out. So really, this […]

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Round and Round We Go

I have always loved working in the round in crochet and knitting. It seems faster without all of that turning of the work, and I enjoy it more. This is why I enjoy making things like socks and apparently, berets: just a wee circle I love tweed I have two more increase rounds and then […]

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Ooh La La

I could not hold off any longer. I went home for lunch today and decided to wind the hank of Peace Fleece (Lena’s Meadow, but my hank has a lot of blue in the base color). After winding the yarn, eating lunch, and taking care of the dogs, I had some extra time, so I […]

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A Lot of Little Things

Tonight, I plan to catch up on last week’s shows on the TiVo tonight and cast on the fronts for the Sienna Cardigan. I’m still hoping to finish the fronts by next week sometime. However, I secretly want to work on a sock and start a beret (for me; from the Winter IK) in some […]

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The Travel Dilemma

Today we are going up to Philly to see a hockey game! DH and I are trying to see a hockey game together at every NHL arena and Philly hasn’t been marked off the list yet. This brings up the “what project should I take for the drive?” dilemma. I know I should take my […]

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