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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.

I should get a stamp

File this under, “Things I write dozens of times each week”.

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The great bind-off

There are 438 stitches in the final row of my Waiting For Rain shawl, and I just started binding off (with a stretchy bind-off). May take me a while. 

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Feeling pretty hipster

My raspberry plants are finally mature enough to produce jam-making levels of fruit – so today, my first batch of homegrown, organic, vegan-friendly, low-sugar raspberry jam will be canned. In jars with chalkboard labels. 

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Blue afghan

Finished and headed to the Christmas box. Nothing too fancy, a big granny square in double crochet. 

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Peas!

One of my favorite summertime activities is picking and shelling peas from our garden. Such a satisfying thing, the snap of the pod, and then whisking the plump little peas out with my thumb. The empty pods go into the … Continue reading

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The Blob

I’m working on a Waiting For Rain shawl, and it’s reached blob stage.  I finished the third and final lace inset and have eight plain rows left before starting the bottom edge. 

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Do you hear what I hear?

We have an old house, with old wood floors. The house makes a lot of noise. But sometimes, walking around, I can’t tell if the creaks and pops are from the house, or me. 

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