Monthly Archives: March 2016

WIP Wednesday

Sheepies! This is great yarn – US made and naturally dyed with plants and stuff. It’s knitting up into a nice fabric, warm and soft.

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The reason for the animosity

When a company gets too big, it’s the consumer that suffers. And oh, how I have suffered at the hands of a major telecom provider! I’m pretty sure I mentioned the installation circus we had with them and subsequent billing … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday

The sweater body is on hold while I work on the sleeves; they’ll all get joined together for the yoke.

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City cat

Folks downtown have all sorts of pets they take on walks – dogs, of course; but also cats, snakes, birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and I even saw a goat once. I’ve seen this feline around; he’s quite adept at … Continue reading

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Stepping out

I needed a break from the poncho, so I cast on a little green cardigan. I love the color! The yarn is naturally dyed by Sincere Sheep; this is a DK weight and I’m getting gauge on US 4s.

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Project monogamy

And a bit of monontany as well – miles of stockinette in this poncho, broken up only a little by braids at the four points. I’m almost through the fourth skein; this is the only thing I’ve worked on lately, … Continue reading

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Totally legit

Today I received an email from a yahoo email address, with the oh-so-tempting subject line of “CONGRATULATION(OPEN THE ATTACHMENT)”. Yep, there was an attachment. I’m sure it’s fine, right? Ha!

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Not quite as planned

We had a nasty storm blow in this weekend, and I was only able to get half of my stuff planted… I’m sure it’s because I had my seeds all ready to go, much like washing the car will make it … Continue reading

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The planting itch

We had a very mild winter temperature- wise, and it hasn’t dipped to freezing in weeks — and I just can’t wait any longer.  Today I’m going to plant the early things, like peas and beans and nasturtiums and sunflowers. … Continue reading

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Something new

I dug six skeins of a wool/cotton/llama yarn out of the stash and cast on a sleeveless top for myself. According to the pattern, my stitch gauge and yardage was a fine substitution. In reality, it was a very poor … Continue reading

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