Archive for February, 2007

Technicolor Fun or Garish Mess?

If you have been keeping up with your knitblog reading of late, then you already know what this means: whatever could this be? I have recently become the type of person who enjoys wearing a scarf as an accessory, not just as a utilitarian object that keeps me warm. I have been wearing my crocheted […]

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Almost… There

Last week my poor cat Claw got sick on my Celtic Dreams. I was a little upset and worried — mostly about Claw, but also about the sweater. However, Claw is resilient and so is wool. Both cat and sweater are doing just fine now, thanks! Returning to Celtic Dreams was like, well, a dream. […]

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Crazy for You

In between working on Celtic Dreams, I have been working on my first sock from my Great Balls of Fire handspun. just past the heel I’m still enjoying knitting this yarn, despite the very plain stockinette on US0. I am magic looping it with Knit Picks circulars — my favorite cable on all circular needles […]

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Dear Teyani and Klaus at Crown Mountain Farms

Thank you for creating the softest, best-prepared superwash fiber I have touched. I constantly found myself wondering if the Sock Hop Roving is really superwash merino! It is so enjoyable to spin, and such a great value! If you’re a spinner, go buy some! $17 for 8 oz of handpainted superwash merino is a great […]

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Life Consipires… A Teaser

Schedule, daylight, camera, and locale have all conspired against me this week. But here’s a teaser brought to you by manmade light (horrors!) and a spare 20 minutes in between taking care of the pets and heading out to SiL’s1 birthday dinner: that is my handspun! and a sock toe. whooo! manos top-down cardi, the […]

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Miscellany from Friday

On Friday, I came home to my first check from a pattern I designed. paid! DH said it was like a penny a minute. I am not going to quit my day job anytime soon, but it is still very cool. On Friday, I finally managed to find Stefanie Japel’s (Glampyre Knits) new book, Fitted […]

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Got Ice?

The storm that went through the midwest and up the east coast hit here on Tuesday and we ended up with about 3 inches of snow-sleet-ice. I worked from home yesterday and while I intended to go into the office today, my car is currently adhered to the road in front of my house. Despite […]

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Purple Produce Eater

When you are stuck in bed unable to code or design a new database schema, much less cable a sweater, sometimes you can still knit something small and plain in the round. a raspberry, plum, grape, or eggplant? I’ll let the parents decide. my monkey rules. thanks, Moo! I don’t think I like this one […]

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Catchup and Birthday Wishes

First, hop over to Soapbox and wish A a happy birthday! She is holdng a contest — have a great day today, then tell her about it, and possibly win some sock yarn! I’m hoping that she’ll have a great day today as well. Secondly, Kristin (Kristin Knits!) left me a comment to post about […]

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Rovaniemi Mittens

This week a number of people have been recounting the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival — I love reading about class and festival experiences! [and why is it that I moved away from Seattle just before I got into knitting and spinning?! At least I have MDS+W within an hour.] Vanessa (Spinning My Life Away) posted […]

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