Monthly Archives: October 2014

The hooks are out!

I was ready for a change of pace, so I grabbed a crochet hook and started a wavy hat. Using up worsted wool scraps AND adding to my Xmas gift tote. Win-win. This is how much I got done on … Continue reading

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Stripes – sometimes they work

It pleases me to no end that I am capable of spinning yarn that is knitable. I really enjoy spinning, but I’m not a technical fanatic so my results vary. Sometimes they vary widely, and in no way can I … Continue reading

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Lakeside finish

This weekend was mostly spent lakeside, enjoying good food with friends — and a pile of projects that needed ends woven in. So while I worked on all those ends, I got to enjoy this view: We all tromped out … Continue reading

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Or maybe these will be mine

Blue heaven in a mitt, I tell ya.

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The other Mmmmm

Madeline tosh. Yum. (I finished the malabrigo mitts. Pics later, after I weave in ends. )

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Mmmmmalabrigo

I do like malabrigo yarn – it’s so soft and squishy! And it makes lovely mitts, too. Got a pair almost done and they’re supposed to go in the Xmas gift box, but they’re calling my name…

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On a roll

Fog has us socked in this morning and the sky is a disconcerting shade of warm grey. It mutes all other colors, and even the bright fall display on the coral bark maple seems lackluster. The fog dampens all sounds, … Continue reading

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Good timing

Thank you, Universe, for placing the chatty four year-old in the seat beside mine; he made my evening commute much more entertaining and lifted my spirits. His youthful honesty and open delight at the world helped ease the grief from … Continue reading

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The answer

42 is also the number I will carry along with meĀ for the next 364 days, because yesterday was my birthday. I am now twice as old as my second son, and half as old as Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Warren … Continue reading

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Jammin’

I am not a manicure gal. Pedicures, sure – but I am really rough on my fingernails and so I don’t do much to them besides keep them clipped short and filed smooth. But I do like colored nails, and … Continue reading

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