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Long Time, No Blog

Long Time, No Blog

What a year. I stopped blogging for a while due to the sheer volume of LIFE going on. I won’t go into the details, but trust me when I say it’s been pretty crazy. So what’s happened since then? Despite some lulls in my crafting mojo, there’s been plenty of fibre-y joy. I spent plenty […]

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Hello, Sweetie

I finally gave in and started watching Doctor Who a year or two ago. What took me so long? Of course, in the way of geeks everywhere, my new-found affection for all things Whovian crept into other aspects of my life.  I found myself knitting TARDISes in varying shades of blue. I hunted down brass […]

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Yarn Snob

A few years ago, I went through a spate of yarn snobbery. I unloaded all of my acrylic, and vowed to knit only natural fibres. This move has now backfired. See, I’m trying to knit mostly from the stash this year, as we’ve established that I may have a slight problem with buying ALL THE […]

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Bad Blogger

Sorry for the blog neglect, lots going on lately! I joined the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup group on Ravelry, and I’ve spent all my time knitting instead of blogging.  The HPKCHC works much like Hogwarts in the books – participants are sorted into Houses (I’m in Slytherin), and complete projects for classes.  […]

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Someday We’ll Find It

My knitting friends and I have been experimenting with food dyes and yarn… Kool-Aid, the little drop-shaped bottles of food colouring, the fancy-schmancy gel/paste colours for icing, and even Easter egg dye tablets.  So much fun… I will put up some yarn pics eventually, but for now, I’m working on a test knit for one […]

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Foggy

Foggy

I woke up yesterday and thought I had been transported to London overnight. Gorgeous, yes? While the weather here has been unseasonably warm (hitting 80 degrees in WINTER?!?), I’ve still been churning away on a few fibre-related projects.  I learned to spin on a drop spindle: That’s a beautiful Turkish spindle from Jenkins Woodworking, and […]

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Candy Corn

Candy Corn

This pair’s for you, Kourtney!  Sorry they’re late. Anyone else I owe something to, I’ll keep working on the backlog.  The yarn is the splendidly self-striping Vesper Sock, by Knitterly Things.  I shouldn’t tell you that, because her shop updates already sell out almost instantly, and you might beat me to it next time.  Forget […]

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Socks and Suds

Finished my Mabon/Autumn Equinox socks last week, but just got the card out of my camera to upload the snaps.  I’m quite happy with these – the pattern is Embossed Socks, and the yarn is BMFA STR Lightweight in ST-1.  Oh, the yarny autumnal goodness.  At YarnCon this past weekend, my sister and I discovered […]

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Catching Up

Did I mention that I knitted a shawl? This is Taygete, knitted in the lovely MadTosh Merino Light, and blocked to within an inch of its yarny life on my yoga mat* with cheater blocking wires spooled off my stash of 8-gauge wire.  Knitters at Stitches Midwest kept petting me; the fact that this shawl […]

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What a Week

I’ve been crazy busy and apologize for the dearth of posts – bad blogger.  I’ve just finished dealing with a pipe that burst in my office over the weekend… had to have the carpet replaced, lost all of the paperwork, and have just been all around stressed. I have hopes that next week will be […]

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