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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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Feeling Poorly

You know that you’re under the weather when even the thought of knitting seems like too much work. Recently, I have been fighting off a cold (and probably a bit of the winter blues. It is hard when it is … 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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Disastre!

Recently, I started Spring Cleaning. I know, it isn’t even Spring yet. But, I have to get started early because I’m going to have at least one existential crisis while I decide what to keep and what to give away. … 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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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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