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Current Projects

If you guessed I was doing a lot of knitting in quarantine, then you would be 100% correct. Unfortunately, none of my projects are what I would consider "instant gratification", so I have very little to show for it. These rainbow socks are part of a swap I'm working on with a Ravelry friend. I'm… Continue reading Current Projects

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Current Projects and a Finished Object

I would like to say that I missed Friday's blog post because I was busy doing exciting things, but the truth is, I was catching up on sleep. Bast has spent every waking moment trying to get out either the front or back door, convinced he can find his sister. As they are a bonded… Continue reading Current Projects and a Finished Object

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Giftmas Knitting II

Better late than never, right? I think it goes without saying that the past few months went just slightly sideways. It's partially my own fault. I didn't give myself enough time, but after finishing the first Giftmas sweater in record time, I was feeling overly confident. Sure, I can knit a men's XL sweater in… Continue reading Giftmas Knitting II

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Giftmas Knitting I

Several years ago I made it a rule not to knit for Christmas. I then proceeded to break that rule...pretty much every year since. Whoops. This year, with the cross country move, there is pretty much no money for buying gifts, and anyway they are difficult to get back to Ohio with current constraints on… Continue reading Giftmas Knitting I

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Long time coming

Sometimes, I knock out a project in a couple of hours. I pick up my needles and before I've realized it, it's been six hours, I haven't had anything to eat or drink, I've binge watched an entire series on Netflix, and suddenly I have two hats and a shawl sitting beside me on the… Continue reading Long time coming

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Welcome Back

Did you miss me? I know August just FLEW by. I took a break, and I can't even remember most of it! I did get a chance to get partially caught up on some editing, however, and we did some much needed work around the house that has been neglected for...well, months, really. So, saddle… Continue reading Welcome Back

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WIPs

I cast off two projects last week--you didn't really think I'd last long without two new ones, did you? Actually, I have three, but one of them hasn't been photographed yet. This one, I'm super excited about. I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd, and have quite a bit of pride in my  house, Ravenclaw (though… Continue reading WIPs

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Stress Knitting WIPs

My stress levels have been through the roof lately. I really, really need a vacation. I present the evidence: Do these socks look a little familiar? It's the same yarn I attempted to make socks with a while back, but wound up frogging. I'm once again using the Hermione's Everyday Socks pattern, but making the… Continue reading Stress Knitting WIPs

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Miss me?

I'm back! The past few weeks have been something of a mess. I'm still not ready to talk about the issues behind this break, but  you will probably be hearing a lot more about it soon. I was able to get quite a lot done, but I think my to do list has gotten longer,… Continue reading Miss me?

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Goodbye sweater, hello frog pond

So way back when I was living in Florence, I found this book at the English book store, Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters (Ravelry page). It was a great combination of hilarious duds and elegant classics, so I bought the book for about 5 euro and then it languished on a shelf for ages since… Continue reading Goodbye sweater, hello frog pond