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Stitch Fix #1

After hearing several people rave about their experience with Stitch Fix, I decided to give it a try. I got my first delivery yesterday, and I was very happy with it. In fact, I kept everything! I can see why … Continue reading

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October

The summer has flown by, and fall is here. It’s been gorgeous weather, and I’m savoring every minute of it. I was out taking a photo of my latest shawl (Light and Up), and couldn’t resist a few photos of … Continue reading

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Make a Wish (bone)

Ever since I first read Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac, I’ve wanted to make the “Hurry-Up Last Minute Sweater”, AKA the “Wishbone Sweater“. At first it was because I hadn’t knit many sweaters, and the idea of one that didn’t take … Continue reading

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A flurry of fleece

I’ve been a very bad blogger, and it’s been a long time since I posted anything about knitting. So let’s catch up, shall we? First there’s Mailin, made from some lovely, squishy merino. The cowl neck is optional, and I … Continue reading

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Triple-stranded yarn trick

I stumbled upon this tip for triple-stranding a single ball yarn for knitting. I haven’t ever needed to do that, but it seems like a good trick to keep in mind so I thought I’d share it here. Spinners will … Continue reading

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Make Do, Reuse, Recycle

For years, we’ve had this old lounge chair sitting in the back of the garage. It came with the house, so it’s at least 20 years old. The metal frame is in good condition, but the vinyl straps are broken. … Continue reading

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Orchids Ahoy

Life has been hectic and, uh, “interesting” lately. I feel like I’m running on empty, but my windowsill orchids are doing their best to add a bit of brightness. I was watering them today, and it gave me a moment … Continue reading

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February is for…

Inversion. Blech. It’s been gray and dismal outside with our inversion and smog, but at least I’ve had more bright colors to play with. I had a burning desire to work up some of these colorful little birdies. They keep … Continue reading

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Chasing Away the Winter Doldrums

I needed something bright and cheery to chase away the Winter blues, especially when my main knitting projects are not exactly colorful. Some quick and colorful coasters to the rescue! They even make the snow seem cheery! I used mostly … Continue reading

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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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