Archive for May, 2007

No Progress Pictures

I really want to post about the BSJ I am knitting, but I can’t get any pictures right now because my camera needs some TLC (from me, but still TLC). The BSJ is the longest. knit. ever! I think it is going to take me another month to finish. I didn’t think I was that […]

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A Distraction

Sometimes when I find myself grumpy at a project that isn’t quite turning out the way I envisioned, I will start a small, quick project to get my crafty mojo back up. Do you do that? That’s what this is. go ‘skins! Here’s the quick stats. Pattern:Football from Itty-Bitty Hats, Susan B. Anderson. Yarn:Knit Picks […]

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Everyone’s A Winner!

Thank you all for playing my bloggery game! Your answers were a lot of fun for me to read! You guys are better at space management than I am — every single one of you answered that my books would fit into the new bookcase, no problem. You were all correct! I have plenty of […]

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FO: MDK Baby Kimono

I find this quite funny. I posted a while ago about how I ran out of TLC Cotton Plus on this sweater and searched my stash and all of the craft stores within a 30 mile radius looking for another skein of the yarn. No luck. I pulled the sweater off of the needles and […]

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Eye Candy Friday and a Contest

First, Eye Candy Friday (click the links under the pictures to see the full size versions): click for the full size click for full size I call this, “whoa, my clematis bloomed!” Second, the backstory for the contest. DH and I ran out of bookshelf space some time ago. DH said, “no more furniture!” OK. […]

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Turkish Inspiration

This is all Stacey’s (On and Off the Needles) fault — make sure you check out her Heart Crook Socks! Anyway, I was recently inspired when Stacey posted a review and some pictures from Anna Zilboorg’s Fancy Feet (also released as Simply Socks). I had to find this book! I remembered flipping through this book […]

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Time Out

I ordered some gorgeous yarn from Sundara in March, intending to make the EZ February baby sweater. sport merino in cherry blossom – yum! I was a little concerned going in — handpainted yarn + lace? Not always a good match. But since the yarn is only two colors — pink and brown — and […]

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Nothing to See Here …

…but go visit Liz and tell her how gorgeous her Venezia is!

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Sample Spinning

This is another “new” process that I normally don’t do. I spun and plied up a sample of the Hello Yarn superwash merino I prepped yesterday. just a quick sample I spun and plied this sample in about 20 minutes. I was tinkering with takeup, drafting techniques, spin introduced, and plying. I think I will […]

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Obsessions

Kristina (Yarnsticks) asked yesterday what we are all currently obsessing over. I responded in her comments, but though I’d also elaborate a little about one of my current obsessions. 4oz of superwash merino from Hello Yarn (big top) Spinning is at the top of my list right now. I have been thinking about learning new […]

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