Monthly Archives: September 2015

Feeling old

Apparently I pulled some muscles in my lower back over the weekend – most likely from loading and unloading the truck for the street fair, lifting totes of soap. And the tent. And the tables. Gah, back pain makes a body feel old! I’ve … Continue reading

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Benched

Last week I smashed my finger in a file cabinet. Not just any file cabinet, this is one of the big ones – four feet wide and five feet tall; by this time of year the drawers must weigh a … Continue reading

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No quality assurance here

I have a love/hate relationship with candy corn, and I generally get to my sugar saturation point after four or five pieces. This was the fourth piece of Brach’s I pulled from the bowl. I guess I’m done.

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In cuffs

I started the cuffs of the Poesie socks; since I purl a little looser than I knit, I went down one needle size to avoid the ribbing turning out too slack. And since I didn’t have a circular in the … Continue reading

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Done!

I finished the Willow Cowl on the way home last night. It turned out great! I don’t know how much yardage it took, because my handspun lost its label… But I had plenty of yarn left – enough that I’m … Continue reading

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Willow Cowl

I’ve got six more rounds of stockinette and then it’s time to fold over the picot edge at the top and bind off. It’s pretty big when laid out flat, but collapses when worn. I like the pattern quite a … Continue reading

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Over the border

We celebrated our 24th anniversary in Vancouver, B.C. over the weekend. So much fun! Here are a few photos of our adventures. First up – the view from our accommodations in New Westminster. It was our first time using AirBnB, … Continue reading

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Going for a little spin

The yarn I spun while at the cabin last weekend is all done. I ended up with about 450 yards from the 4-ounce braid; that means the yarn is around a fingering weight. It should be fairly stripe-y — though … Continue reading

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The little things

After our four-day weekend in the woods, the Mr. and I had a crazy-busy week at work —- because we are also taking today off to head out of town again! While a 3-day work week is great, there was … Continue reading

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24 and counting

Twenty-four years ago, I said “I do” to the boy who stole my heart. With a babe in arms and barely two pennies to rub together, our marriage revolved around raising the kids and we all grew up together. Now, … Continue reading

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