Author Archives: Cheryl

Stash busting and organizing

A couple of years ago, I decided that I really needed to rein in my stash and pare it down. Since then, I’ve tried to knit mostly from my stash. Lately I’ve been choosing a yarn, and then figuring out … Continue reading

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On the needles

So after all of the finished work, what’s on the needles now? Some very unflattering pictures of my work in progress: Holey Square, in gold-colored silk, which looks a bit ragged now, but hopefully will look MUCH better when finished … Continue reading

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Knitting Update

In which there is a flurry of five fibery finished objects. I haven’t been motivated to blog, but I haven’t stopped knitting. In fact, I have FIVE finished objects to show off. And bonus – they all used yarn that … Continue reading

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Free Pattern Generator

This morning I ran across a website where you can design your own circular-yoke sweater. It’s intended to create an Icelandic sweater from Lopi yarn, and allows you to enter sizes and measurements for the sweater, and then design the … Continue reading

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Crazy

I have narcissus blooming. In November. Although they would normally bloom (in the spring) at the same time as the iris which is also blooming right now, I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve ever had it blooming … Continue reading

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This morning I awoke to…

Snow on the mountains (no photo… by the time I got around to it, the sun was causing too much glare) Clematis blooming on the fence Lemons growing on my indoor lemon tree And a beautiful sunny day. Last year … Continue reading

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So Confused

Is it fall, or is it spring? We’ve had the longest/hottest fall on record here, and I’ve been loving it. But the plants in the garden are terribly confused. Iris are blooming – both large: and small: //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js As well … Continue reading

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FO: Canadian Winter

I’ve always liked the idea of a Cowichan sweater–big and cozy, in natural colors; but not so much the traditional designs of them, with the big animals or other representational designs in the midsection. I never thought those bands of … Continue reading

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China: Terracotta Warriors

I’ve been a bad blogger and haven’t posted in ages. But it’s time to continue the China travel story! After Beijing, we traveled (on the infamous overnight train) to Xi’an, which was once the capital of China, and was the … Continue reading

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For the Birds

Since the Scrub Jay population was apparently devastated by avian flu a few years ago, I went a couple of years without seeing any in my yard. But I had a little family that finally came back. This year, there … Continue reading

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