Monthly Archives: May 2014

Jump start

I don’t know what’s going on in the universe, but somehow I’m actually getting gifts made and stashed away for Christmas. Crazy, I know. Here’s a pair of fingerless mitts, knit with my own handspun: Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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They fit!

The Fish Lips Kiss Heel fits! Once they are finished I’ll evaluate whether or not the mini gusset was necessary.

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One plus one

I know it’s a little difficult to tell what you’re looking at here – but it’s two finished Fish Lips Kiss heels on my Zauber Socks. Slightly misshapen due to them still being on the needles and not wanting to … Continue reading

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Cotton Busting

Not as entertaining as mutton busting, but still a fulfilling way to kill a few hours, and my cotton stash is a little bit lighter as a result. Added bonus: a gift for a little person! Pattern is Tropical Lily, … Continue reading

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Four days in the stash

I think this is a record: I acquired some lovely skeins of yarn during last weekend’s LYS tour, and one of those skeins has already become a¬†finished object. That, my friends, is a luscious skein of madeline tosh ASAP, now … Continue reading

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(almost) Wordless Wednesday

This is very good coffee. That was a pretty good bottle of wine. This makes me very happy. See there? Several bee tubes are newly packed with mud, which means there are wee baby mason bees inside. The proportions on … Continue reading

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Floral debut

Spring arrived, and the plants are in heaven. Record-breaking rainfalls in March and April led to a couple weeks of really warm weather — and the flora is bursting into bloom everywhere I look. Thank goodness, because the bees are … Continue reading

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Quilting progress

Today I got the borders sewn onto the center I pieced¬†two weeks ago, pieced the backing, and got the binding strip done. That is a good place to stop for the night, because the next step is to sandwich the … Continue reading

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Cautiously optimistic

If my cardboard foot is accurate (holy smokes I have wide feet!), the heel should be about right. I did add six gusset stitches, I just couldn’t help myself. I put them on the instep though, so as to not … Continue reading

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Skeptical me

I have long been a fan of the heel flap. While I have tried other types of heels, I always fall back on the flap and gusset, and it fits my foot well so for years I never saw any … Continue reading

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