Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fixing up the old things

I have two stealth knitting projects underway, and I can’t show you guys because I’m pretty sure the recipients will see. So, in other news: we inherited an old truck that the Mr. has been working on; replacing worn-out parts, fixing the … Continue reading

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Plum wore out!

The morning was spent with a couple friends, coffee, and yarn shopping – so fun! The sun was shining when I got home,  and it only seemed right to spend some time outside. Anything to avoid housework. I got the … Continue reading

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Fetching & Milo

Pics of a couple of finished items today. Milo vest, in 9- month size.  Knit in Madeline tosh dk superwash. And both pairs of Fetching mitts. Knit in Cascade Lana D’Oro (wool/alpaca), got both pairs from one skein. Otherwise identical, … Continue reading

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A quick spin

That little Milo vest is done and blocking! I’ll show you later. I also finished the second pair of Fetching mitts; they look exactly like the first pair so you don’t even have to use your imagination. 🙂 I took … Continue reading

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A little Milo

Working on a Milo sweater vest in between doing housework – isn’t it cute? Madeline tosh DK; colorway is called Fragrant, which is a little weird… It’s a nice tonal color though. (Amelia is such a cooperative photo backdrop! Lol!)

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Oh so Fetching

I finished off a pair of Fetching finger-less mitts. These are knit in Cascade Alpaca Lana D’Oro, which is a lovely wool/alpaca blend that knits up with a little bit of halo. While this does obscure the cables somewhat, it’s … Continue reading

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Only the good ones

Thanks to a stupid person who ran into a train, my commute home last night was extra long and I ended up on a bus that didn’t take me all the way home – so the Girl and the Mr … Continue reading

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Scraps for scraps

I flubbed on a batch of soap and cut the bars to the wrong size. When I re-cut them to the proper size, I ended up with a bunch of really thin slices that I dampened and stuck together. Still … Continue reading

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The cold I caught on the 30th had grander aspirations than being a mere nuisance, and developed into a rip-roaring case of bronchitis. I’ve got a lovely assortment of modern prescription medicines at hand now, and the beast seems to … Continue reading

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Digging deep

This cold is kicking my butt… I’m headed to the doctor today to make sure it isn’t something worse, but I expect them to just take my copay and tell me to rest and drink lots of fluids (already doing … Continue reading

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