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{ Monthly Archives } February 2009

Knitting Lacey Shawls for Beginners – Part Quat

Okay kids, gather around.  Now, while you’ve been waiting for the fourth and final instalment of Knitting Lacey Shawls for Beginners, I trust that you’ve been steadily working away at your shawls.  Everyone hold them up, let’s have a look.  Mmm, lovely.  Now, I know we’re all tired, but we’re into the home stretch now. […]

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Blargh I am dead!

Good morning and kerchoo.  I have a cold.  I am rather relishing it, because while I am too sick to go to work (something about needing a nap after walking from the door to your desk limits your productivity), and I am not too sick to appreciate laying on the couch, knitting and reading.  So […]

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Mnemonix

All men look good in a tuxedo, This is my mnemonic. If you’ve had enough gin, Go easy on the tonic. – Kaz Cooke That’s a poem I know that uses the word mnemonic.  Awesome word.  I love the double consonant combo at the beginning, causing those who are unfamiliar to falter. I have a […]

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Rediscovery

If I’m honest, there is part of me that loves having lots of knitting projects on the go.  I like finishing things, too, and if I have projects on the go for too long, I start to feel a bit sad.  But having said that, I kinda like having a few options.  There’s the convenience […]

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Imagine

I’ve been working on my creative visualisation — and by “working on”, I mean “trying to reduce the volume by which I decry as bunkum”.  I’m a bit of a hippie at heart, as well as an optimist at stomach, so you would think I’d be all over creative visualisation like a cat on a […]

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Sorry? I wasn’t listening…

You’ll have to forgive me if I seem a little distracted at the moment. It’s not cooking, it’s not knitting, it might not even be that interesting unless you’re me or one of the many that have discovered World of Goo.  It’s awesome, cool and completely consuming.  Each level requires you to shuttle all the […]

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Is this really an effective use of my time?

They’re right. Lace in progress looks like arse.  It looks as though it has been knit with chewed up leftover kitchen string.  It’s all puckery and stupid-looking, and I’m having serious second thoughts about the wisdom of this choice of project.  I mean, look at it: Arse. I’m continuing with it because (a) everyone says […]

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Soo-flay

At the risk of turning this blog into an M-stravaganza, I wanted to share with you the awesome souffle that he made last night.  Souffles (I haven’t worked out how to put an accent on that last e, so in my head, it’s pronounced soofle) have a reputation for being tricky and temperamental.  I don’t […]

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Sweet, sweet monkey

Monkey Cake! Also known as Monkey Bread and Pluck It Cake. I’ve been telling everybody who asks that it’s called Monkey Cake/Bread because you pluck at it and pull it apart in the fashion of a monkey (or group of monkeys). It’s not a strong hypothesis, but it is backed up by Wikipedia, and that’s […]

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Knitting Lacey Shawls for Beginners – Part Drei

Hello everybody.  In today’s Knitting Lacey Shawls for Beginners, I’d ilke to touch on a serious note.  Something nobody wants to talk about.  But I think it’s important to discuss.  Everybody sit down and hold hands. Most of us know how to rescue a dropped stitch or two; I keep a fine crochet hook in […]

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