Archive for August, 2007

A Finished Sweater?

Alright alright, not quite: two sleeves and a body does not necessarily a sweater make if anyone knows where my tripod is, please let me know. Heh. [both sleeves for DH's Cobblestone and my Celtic Dreams body: done as of Saturday, the hottest day of the year here, with a 110°F heat index. mm wool.]

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College Girl, an Afghan, and a Puppy

Once upon a time, a girl went away to college 650 miles from home. Thinking of her, her mom crocheted her an afghan. Taking into account the lack of washer/dryer in the dorm, her mom crocheted it out of easy-care-but-super-soft acrylic (Caron Simply Soft). College girl, one of those types who always has to have […]

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A Slight Misstep

The problem with setting a project aside for months at a time is that sometimes you return to it and despite your best efforts, you misstep, misread and misknit. the good crosses (note that the sweater is upside down) the bad crosses (note that the sweater is upside down) The skirt of Celtic Dreams (in […]

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Boo, Computers!

Work for the past couple of months has been full of hardware problems that I have had to deal with. This means off-hours time spent at work, time I would normally spend knitting or spinning or playing ice hockey. All of those hobbies have suffered while I sit in the office and wait for various […]

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Socks, Skates, and a Stick

My current sock knitting goal is to have two socks in progress at a time: one new sock and one mate to a sock missing a mate. This is working out reasonably well for now, though I fear I will keep knitting single socks and never finish another pair (like a good member of the […]

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Baby’s First Cashmere (blend)

One week ago tonight, DH’s brother and his wife had their first child — also my first niece! Nola Irene, 7 Aug 2007 23:29:30, 7lb 1 oz, 20.25″ pic taken by DH on his cell phone She is the cutest thing (as all babies seem to be)! I feel very proud and lucky to be […]

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No A/C? No Problem!

So, it’s 100°F outside and very humid. Your 24 year old [!] air conditioning stops working. What do you do? If you’re me, apparently you start a very wooly sweater for DH (again). Why not? I was already hot… sleeve one, cobblestone pullover, IK Fall 2007 DH likes Jared’s (b r o o k l […]

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