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{ Monthly Archives } January 2009

Stewing

It’s hot.  Revoltingly, stickily, stupidly hot.  Retardedly hot.  I’m freaking fed up with it. It really should come as no surprise: every year, without fail, January is a horrid cesspit in my city.  For the past fortnight, the daily temperatures have been over 35 degrees, and I’m so over it.  M and I rent a […]

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So close I can smell it

At least, I hope that’s what I can smell!  HAH!  Ah, an easy joke to start the afternoon.  Makes the world go ’round. Purple Flounceypants is nearly finished. There she is, in all her lacey glory.  That pin is showing where the first i-cord is going to start.  The first of some 86cm of i-cord […]

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Hemming (and hawing, by implication)

Purple Flounceypants is charging ahead.  Today I finished the elastic casing around the top.  In keeping with the overall feel of the Purple Flounceypants experience, this was accomplished after an internal dialogue along the lines of “how do I do that?” ; “eh, I dunno…just wing it” ; “rightyo!” (frankly, I’m surprised that there are […]

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Voodoo

So this is getting weird now. Having to put aside my Purple Corona while I waited for my new ball of yarn to arrive, I picked up Purple Flounceypants and began working. There is voodoo woven into this yarn.  There is a magic spell twisted around every stitch — and whether that means it’s going […]

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Random Wendesday!

It’s time for Random Wednesday everybody!  When I have a set of disparate thoughts that I need to get in order and get out there, it’s time for Random Wednesday!  Let’s party! Random thing the first: While I was cruising Ravelry the other day, I hooked onto a thread talking about DIY sock clubs.  I […]

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Home is where the happy is

It’s been a domestic weekend.  The house has been cleaned and aired out, the fridge is stuffed with groceries, the washing up has vanished, and I even folded up and put away all the washed clothes, instead of leaving them in the basket on top of the washing machine to be rifled through like some […]

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Unwelcome pause

I had to stop knitting my purple Corona.  I am not at all pleased about this!  I have reached the spot in the pattern where I am to cast on the sleeves and work them up to the armpits; then, I’ll join the sleeves and the body together in one glorious unity and finish up […]

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Feeling good

Here’s how I spent yesterday afternoon: That’s the beginning of the cabley neckline for my Corona hoodie.  The cables aren’t really popping, but I kinda like the textured pattern anyway.  I’m not sure why the cables aren’t standing out, though: in the pictures on the pattern, they’re really strong and clear.  Still, spending the afternoon […]

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So new you can still smell the plastic!

It’s 2009!  Holy cow! M and I woke up to 2009 after only four hours’ sleep, with the discovery that M’s sore throat had developed into tonsilitis and his throat was so swollen and sore he could hardly move his head.  You know how they say you should start the New Year as you mean […]

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