Monthly Archives: November 2011

Long weekends

I must say, I could get used to four-day weekends. Thursday was full of family and food, Friday was a fun day of soap sales at my first open house, and Saturday so far is mostly for knitting and watching … Continue reading

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I am completely ignoring my gift knitting in order to make something for myself: a wool vest. I’m holding two strands together – a Lamb’s Pride and one of my handspuns – and knitting up a “Rib Warmer” from Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick post today as we head out the door to my in-laws. I have much to be thankful for, and encourage everyone to spend a few minutes thinking about their own thankfulness. Enjoy!

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Brief and random

It’s raining the proverbial cats and dogs out there and it’s a holiday week. Hooray! I’m looking forward to having four days off with very little to do – aside from eating copious amounts of turkey tomorrow and hosting an … Continue reading

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Done like dinner

Used every inch of the raspberry yarn, and have just a small amount of the black left (for repairs or whatever). I know they look different widths in the photo, but they do match. I promise. Something went awry with … Continue reading

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As you know, I make stuff. I make all kinds of stuff, but sell very little of it. Most of what I make goes out as gifts to friends and family, and there is a reason for that. Skilled craftspeople … Continue reading

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Warm colors

Winter is setting in quickly – we’ve been threatened with snow already – and so I feel myself drawn to warm colors in my knitting. No pastels for me! Bring on the fiery oranges and cozy browns!

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It’s in the bag

My commuter projects continue to be knitting, but my at-home projects have become sewing.  Since Friday evening, I’ve been making small, zippered, box bags. Folks who knit and crochet call them project bags, because they are just the right size … Continue reading

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Break out the rain boots

(I have to laugh, because when I made this blog post I copied in a picture of our weather forecast from a local news station’s website —- but clearly, the source deleted the pic from the web and *poof*, my … Continue reading

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Sometimes a project does not turn out quite like you hoped. After investing hours and hours of your time (not to mention the purchase of the yarn in the first place), it can be disheartening to see less-than-ideal results. I … Continue reading

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