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Purls, Farls, and Florals

What a weekend.  In the span of a few short days, I’ve finished a pair of socks, started another pair, learned to make Irish soda bread, and created bouquets and boutonnieres for my cousin’s wedding next weekend.  Sock pics are forthcoming sometime in the next few days, assuming I get a day with enough sunshine […]

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Out of Sorts

I’ve come down with both a nasty cold and a nastier case of startitis.  I cast on a pair of socks (my own design) before realizing that the yarn was all wrong.  Frogged.  Then, I cast on a shawl.  I’ve been reading too many blogs about lace shawls lately, and it’s making me itch to […]

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Well, Crap.

Today, I learned what happens to knitters who spend two hours on socks when they know darn well they should be doing laundry.  Mistakes, that’s what.  I’ve been knitting for ten years, making socks for about a year, and the last four pairs or so have been knitted two-at-a-time.  I love two-at-a-time knitting since it […]

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Holga in the Snow

Holga in the Snow

A few months back, I rediscovered my old college Holga and immediately wanted to start snapping.  My dad was wonderful enough to stick some 120 format B&W film in my holiday stocking, and I took two rolls out into the snow to relearn how to use a plastic, light-leaky toy camera. Fast forward a few […]

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Two in a Row

I’m terribly inconsistent… I go weeks without blogging, then post two days in a row.  I blame Spring.  There’s just entirely too much to do, even in a grey, rainy Spring such as the one we’ve had.  That’s probably why I wanted some serious colour for the Midsummer socks.  Imagine, then, my delight when I […]

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Better Late Than Never

These Beltane socks were nearly my downfall.  I must confess that they were actually finished a bit after May 1st, but really, who’s judging??  I started off with a gorgeous pattern and gorgeous yarn… they just weren’t meant to be gorgeous together.  After frogging a pair of sock toes that would have fit over Frankenstein’s […]

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Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam

There is now a ‘captcha’ required for all comments.  Please forgive me the minor inconvenience; I love you all, but I’m sick of dealing with each individual spam comment.  Unlike Monty Python’s version, this spam is decidedly UNwonderful. That said, I made some pretty fingerless mitts this week: This is the Welted Fingerless Glove pattern, […]

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Since my last update, I’ve knitted up the Ostara socks for my self-imposed Wheel of the Year Challenge.  I cast these on during the blizzard earlier in February, and that might have had an impact on my subject choice.  I was utterly sick of snow, so I nabbed some bright, cheerful sunrise shades of Unique […]

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You know what blizzards are good for?  Knitting.  Know what else they’re good for?  Getting stuck at work.  Put ’em together, and you have knitting time in a place you wouldn’t ordinarily get knitting time. When Snowmageddon struck Chicagoland, I had a plan.  I had packed my bag with PJs, clean clothes, and knitting.  I […]

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Surprise, Mom

My mum’s hands are always cold, so I’ve been secretly working on a pair of thrummed mittens to keep her warm.  I had a false start on these a while back, but gave it another go with some better roving.  I tried them on for comparison, and felt like I was wearing great, big marshmallows […]

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