Monthly Archives: November 2013

Preparing to be thankful

We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, and expect around 25 people to join us. ¬†Oops – just got a phone call, looks like a last minute addition. It’ll be cozy, but it’ll be great! We have plenty of food, … Continue reading

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Outerwear

The porch is now more than half sided; we were able to get all but a small section on the bottom wall done this weekend. The peak is next. I whacked my thumb pretty good (three times), but the siding … Continue reading

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Porch progress

Taking advantage of the clear day to get the decking and siding on the inside of the porch. That’s not the final color; the siding is primed in a yellowish tan, which is how it will stay until next spring.

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Done and done (and done)

Pink Hermione hat – done and on the Girl’s head this morning (it was chilly, perfect for a new hat). No picture yet, it was too dark to snap one last night when I finished so I’ve asked the Girl … Continue reading

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And then there were two

Unbelievably, I had two skeins of the same color of kitchen cotton, so I made a second washcloth. A matching set! These will go in the Christmas gift box; I’ll pair them with handmade soap for some lucky recipient.

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Pinkin’ it up

Progress on the pink hat; three repeats of the chart done. Still have a fair amount of yarn left, wonder if there’ll be enough for some fingerless mitts?

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Hermione loves Ron in pink

The Girl asked for a pink hat, with cables. Pink is not something I generally wear or knit – so I bought three different skeins of pink yarn and let her pick her favorite. She chose a Cascade 220 Superwash … Continue reading

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Productive yet restful

It was a looooong week, folks. This weekend couldn’t get here fast enough, and while I still had chores to do, I also spent time sewing, baking cookies, and knitting – all guaranteed to reduce stress. My brain feels much … Continue reading

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Bees knees

I needed a quick project that required minimal thinking, so I grabbed a ball of cotton yarn and US 6 needles. Now I’m whipping out a cotton washcloth in the Bee Stitch. I have a lot of cotton yarn but … Continue reading

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Cables to Barley

Before you knitters start in on me, let me explain. While I am fully aware of how much time I spent knitting that cabled sweater, I also am aware that I’ve worn it for exactly ten minutes, total, in the … Continue reading

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