Category Archives: knitting

Knitting with gifts

One of the best things in life is being given wool by friends and family. It is so wonderful to think of people I love searching through yarn shops or markets and picking something out with me in mind. (This … Continue reading

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Blocking with Cats

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Hibernation

Earlier this year I asked the question: when do you decide to frog? I really hate frogging, not just because it is a pain to back out of a pattern but also because I hate all the wasted effort it … Continue reading

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Nerdy Little Valentine ( A week late, but nonetheless heart felt)

Ladles and Jelly Spoons, I am a huge nerd. Let me provide you with some evidence. My sister introduced me to a book series, (possible spoilers ahead) in which there was a character that I fell in love with and … Continue reading

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When do you decide to frog?

I might not have gotten exactly to zero with my queue or busted as much of my stash as I would have liked last year, but I made a strong effort and I got a lot accomplished. There are only … Continue reading

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Knitting Designers I loved in 2014

This year has meant more knitting than it has meant spinning. Since I have had a spinning wheel, it is usually the other way around. But, this year has seen a substantial amount of stash-busting (but not nearly enough!). All … Continue reading

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Cold Sheep Revisited

At the end of the last year I realized that my yarn stash was eating my life. (More accurately, it was eating the corner of my bedroom where it lives.) The logical solution to this problem, other than to de-stash, … Continue reading

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Accidental Hiatus…and why I craft

I haven’t knit a stitch in more than a month. Now, this is pretty unusual for me. Knitting is very relaxing and centering for me (and for many people. It used to help rehabilitate prisoners and many people have written … Continue reading

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Reversible fabric

So, I’ve been trying to give myself things to do at the end of my Work Jail days:  like knitting.  Last night I finished a piece for my sister.  The shawl from the previous post.  I still have to block … Continue reading

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Picking the right project

My sister was just here visiting and we had a lovely time.  It’s always so nice to see her and it’s always so hard to put her back on the plane.  But, now I’m sitting at my desk trying to … Continue reading

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