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An Open Letter to Ravelry

For those unaware, in June the yarncraft website Ravelry.com suddenly and without warning rolled out a full site redesign and rebrand. Immediately reports of migraines, dizziness, and nausea appeared, as well as reports of seizures. While I won't go into detail here, the following is a copy of an email I sent to the Ravelry… Continue reading An Open Letter to Ravelry

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The Knits of Off the Rails

I've mentioned a few times that my health since last fall hasn't been great, and this prevented me from putting out a new pattern in honor of the OFF THE RAILS release in October. If you've been chomping at the bit for something to knit, here are a few patterns I pulled from Ravelry that… Continue reading The Knits of Off the Rails

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Spectator Sport

Starting today, a vast number of people will be turning their attention to Russia and the winter Olympics. I don't plan on watching. For starters, I'm not a sports fan, I'm not a snow fan, and we've got enough of it here. Then there's the whole "Why is Russia even hosting the Olympics after all… Continue reading Spectator Sport

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Something not so different

So the theme for today is "something different." The idea is to blog about the regular content in a different fashion. Quite frankly though, I don't have the energy to come up with a "different fashion" at the moment. It's been a weird couple of days at work with everyone grumpy or sick/suffering from allergies,… Continue reading Something not so different

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2KCBW: DAY 3

How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? It seems like an easy to answer question at first, but in fact organisation exists on many levels. Maybe you are truly not organised at all, in which case I am personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whatever locations you can find the… Continue reading 2KCBW: DAY 3

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2KCBW–DAY 2

In the DVD Player: Firefly Currently Reading: Torchwood: Consequences I had to work this morning, and almost didn't get a blog post in at all. I thought about just putting it off until tomorrow, but Alice and I and some friends are going to an early movie, and I still have to do the Nerd… Continue reading 2KCBW–DAY 2

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Cloudy with a Chance of Tribbles

I have come to the conclusion that I either need a professional in-house photographer, or daylight needs to last until at least 12 am. Of course, it would help if we had sunshine out here once in a while, since it's been cloudy and icky for the last few days. In the mean time, I'm… Continue reading Cloudy with a Chance of Tribbles

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Nerd Wars

I find it rather shocking that somehow I managed to make it over halfway through February and forgot to mention my latest activity. I've spent the last three weeks knitting my little fingers to the bone for Nerd Wars on Ravelry (you will need an account to view the page if you aren't a Ravelry… Continue reading Nerd Wars

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Bibliophile Crack

Many knitters know that Ravelry is the number one time sucker out there you can find everything on Ravelry, and it all comes from knitters. While surfing the groups, I came across this group, which encourages members to read 52 books in the 52 weeks of 2009. I love to read. I read all the… Continue reading Bibliophile Crack

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Birthday Swag

I turn 21 tomorrow, but we celebrated yesterday by inviting family and neighbors over. Mostly, I got cash (just the way I like it), so today I went out to spend it. I got three old French primers from my great-great aunt who recently passed away (I only met her once and we never spoke;… Continue reading Birthday Swag