Monthly Archives: February 2015

FO Friday

Feels like it’s been awhile since I had a finished object to show, but I have one now — the log cabin afghan is done! It’s a good lap size and quite cozy since its all garter stitch. Amelia will … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday

The Dots or Dashes cowl is now 5″ tall; there’s two more inches to go in this section, then it changes to smaller needles and just the lighter purple yarn. Total finished height per the pattern is 11″, so I’m … Continue reading

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Of cowls, tanks, and blankets

A durned sinus thing got in the way of my porch plans, so I stayed inside and tidied up my craft room instead. I didn’t tackle the sewing stuff, but got the yarn and spinning fiber organized. I’m pretty well … Continue reading

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Progress on the home front

Hey, hey – remember our front porch? The one we are building? Well, that project is back in action; we passed three inspections earlier this week, and have two more today. It’s been such a mild winter, I figured we … Continue reading

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Slip stitching

The cowl I’m working on today is done with slipped stitches, creating a subtle texture and playing nicely with the introduction of the second color.

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A good weekend

A very productive weekend was had around here, I must say. I fell into a fit of domesticity and baked, cleaned, and did yard work. The vegetable garden is now prepped and weeded; I planted the first crop of sugar … Continue reading

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The land of fog and water

The Ski Socks are in time-out, the wool skirt is too bulky to be commuter knitting, the colorwork hat is charted so there’s no way I can drag that along to knit on the train, I’m studiously ignoring the other … Continue reading

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A first for me, for me

I’ve knit and crocheted a lot of items. Many┬áhundreds of items. Socks, hats, baby sweaters, bags, stuffed animals and monsters, gloves, mittens and fingerless mitts, headbands, vests, leg warmers, Christmas stockings, doilies, booties, shrugs, ponchos, crowns, coasters, sweaters, cowls, scarves, … Continue reading

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I believe they call that a smack-down

Hey, look at those Ski Socks! I just finished the heels and started up the legs. I was able to do three rounds on the legs this morning and then the gauntlet was thrown down. In case you missed it … Continue reading

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DIY, only three ingredients!

This is a huge pet peeve of mine. Huge. I’m browsing pinterest, enjoying the DIY section, and several things come up with titles like “best sugar scrub ever, only 3 ingredients!” but one of the ingredients is a commercial body … Continue reading

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