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About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.

More tube

Getting there – at 8″ out of 10″. Pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tube-socks-for-kids  Advertisements

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Totally tubular

Most of my yarn stash is, well, stashed away in order to make room for some houseguests, but I kept several things accessible – including a partial skein of Goth Socks yarn. A friend is knitting her kids tube socks … Continue reading

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Boot socks

I have several things in the “all done but the blocking” pile, but I did get these socks finished.  I like how they turned out!

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Money pit

Houses, man. They are expensive – even if your mortgage payments are reasonable because you bought the house before the market lost its mind, the ongoing maintenance is not insignificant. It’s these things that *almost* make me wish we were … Continue reading

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Learning something new

Brioche in the round! Had to search out a few videos for continental knitters, but I got the hang of it and am chugging along on a cowl. 

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On the edge

I have finished all four quadrants of my Hue Shift afghan, and picked up the first edge for the border! Very exciting, almost exciting enough to overturn my dread of black yarn. 

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Feeling gradient

I will admit, I’ve been taken in by all the lovely gradient yarns that hit the market recently. I adore them. It can be a bit of a challenge finding the right project for a skein, but when it works … Continue reading

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