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{ Monthly Archives } April 2010

Sunday night pastacular!

I like Sunday nights. It’s that feeling of transition, that the weekend has finished and there’s nothing more to be done, so you might as well relax. That sense of handover from weekend to weekday.  I was aware of it as a child, but never really dreaded it in that stereotypical way. Now I’m a […]

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Want to be as awesome as me?

Well you can’t. But you can get closer to awesomeness through making this fantastic roast vegetable soup.  It was cold, dashed cold, when I got up this morning.  1.8°C, the reliable Bureau of Meteorology website informs me. And that, my friends, is enough to encourage me to make soup.  Spicy, rich, lush, roast vegetable soup. […]

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Rank: Most improved

I love this picture. I have just cast on Baby Cables and Big Ones Too because it is incredibly sexy and funky and a new jumper and I need all those things.  It’s a pretty straightforward pattern, once you’ve read it through and grokked it: a simple top-down raglan, with a garter-stitch yoke and garter […]

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In which I am definitely not procrastinating

When you’ve got Things You Really Should Be Doing, there is no finer time to put bootees on a brown dog: Sometimes I’m really good at using procrastination to light a fire under other things I’ve been meaning to be doing. It’s a way of legitimising the not-doing: I avoid doing the washing by cleaning […]

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Skewed further

I spent far, far too long mulling over titles for this entry. “Sinews of Skew”; “Contin-skewed”; “It’s just Skew and me, baby”; “Skew-whiff” [not a good one when we’re talking socks]; “The Skew from Here”…I don’t know what it is about the word Skew that I like so very very much, but it seems to […]

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On doubts

Oh, beloved Everlasting Bagstopper. It is only through laziness that I do not write a sonnet to ye you.  I love this pattern to pieces. I posted photos when I first finished it the knitting, but I’ve since attached the handles and…well, I love it. I just love it.  Just for reference, here’s the immediately after […]

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Patience is virtue

I finished it. Say hello to Intolerable Cruelty 2: Silver Cruelty. You know what that means? (I can go up stairs! I can casually pose in the kitchen!) I’m on the mend. I held off finishing this skirt because I cast it on the day I got sick and then I kept being sick; and then […]

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What to do, what to do…

So I have some stuff that I want to knit up. I’m on a bit of a plant-fibre jag at the moment, enjoying the feel of it on my fingers. And I’ve got some rogue balls in the stash. There’s some gorgeous green bamboo: I have one virgin skein (100g/229m) and this little ball (22.2g […]

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Pink is the new green

Man, do I love soup. Like, a ridiculous fondness for soup. I treat it as some sort of magic elixir, because it’s full of herbs and vegetables and salt (yes, salt is magical).  I’m a raving hippy trapped in a suburban location and soup sings out to the Earth-healing streak in me. I think of […]

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Surprise Skew!

In the midst of bags and Recovery Knitting, something odd is happening. I cast on Skew within days of it coming out: it hit me right at an auspicious time, when I badly wanted something challenging (but not too challenging) and had just discovered and lovingly balled some sock yarn that I had forgotten I […]

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