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{ Monthly Archives } June 2008

A Winter’s Tale

It is deliciously wintry in Canberra.  Each morning, I wake up at 6:30, a clear half hour before any skerrick of dawn.  The sky is pearly silver and pink. When I drive to work each morning, the world is either enigmatic and foggy or harshly bright and clear.  Mt Taylor, a suburb or two behind […]

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Skating on thin ice

I knit because I love to do it.  I love the gentle, non-attentive process of creating each stitch, and I love the intensive concentration period before casting on, where I examine the pattern thoroughly, identify potential problems, and work out whether or not the gauge is going to produce a garment to fit me perfectly […]

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Porridge

Finishing my exams and everything has left me pooped.  I must have invested far more energy into last week than I realised.  One of the more surprising manifestations of this is how little I want anything other than simple comfort foods.  I’ve had porridge for breakfast three mornings in a row.  I can’t seem to get enough […]

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…and breathe.

It’s done. I’ve finished my exams for the semester.  They were tough, and the week of solid study leading up to them was pretty cruddy, but they’re done.  Now I just sit back and forget everything I learned, ready to be surprised when I get my results.  On Friday night, I came home and sat […]

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Moving about

Bear with me, gentle reader (hi Mum!), as I shuffle about. I’m currently in the process of shifting the blog onto my new server, spoonfully.com. Tell the truth, I’ve started the ball rolling, and you can pick things up at www.spoonfully.com/blog. I’m still playing with it, though, so if I break the Internet, I’m very […]

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Old and New

I said I would finish things, didn’t I? Here we go: a pair of cashmere footlets. This is part of my 2008-Let’s-Make-More-Socks campaign (I’m looking for a catchier title). Also, I know I used this pic before, but taking pictures of my feet is a bit too difficult for tonight. Maybe later, darling. And let […]

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Why My Life Rocks (an essay with pictures)

One of the finest, most pleasurable things in my life is to come home in the chilly evening and hear the noisy whir of the fan in the oven. I get home early, and if M’s home and the fan in the oven is whirring away, that usually means the oven’s being pre-heated for pizza. […]

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The Great Dyeing Adventure, Part 3

It’s been a while since I touched on the Great Dyeing Adventure, and I don’t quite feel like I got to wring all the juice out of that particular episode. Actually, this has been a string of episodes; a saga, if you will. To be honest, it’s still going: right now, there’s a big pot […]

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