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{ Monthly Archives } May 2010

Silver Sands Mitts

I have been diligently applying myself to working through my Knitting List (an altogether different thing to a Bucket List, I assure you) in pursuit of the Big Pre-Move Challenge. Presenting; Silver Sands Mitts!  One down, a little bit of one to go. I’m making the Prismatic Scarf, AKA Silver Sands, for my lovely Mumini: […]

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Stuck (briefly)

I was doing really well with the whole Finish-Everything-I’ve-Begun challenge.  Really well!  Finished my Skew socks, then I finished reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma (excellent, fascinating), then When Books Die (charming, interesting, clever and stimulating). Congratulating myself, I turned to the Reading Pile and saw that behemoth. Hoo boy.  That up there is Camille […]

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FO Report: Skew

I finished my Skew socks!  One of the key contenders on the Finish-Before-The-Move knit-list, I love these socks.  I thought I cast them on the day they came out, but they’re from the Winter 2009 Knitty, so that surely can’t be right. Anyway, I love them.  I did not, however, love the process of trying […]

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Making magic and banging on while I do so

We’re moving house soon, and getting rid of as much stuff as we possibly can in anticipation of the process. Stuff like the breadmaker. M was the first to suggest getting rid of the breadmaker. I was initially reluctant, because I have always relied on it to do my kneading and rising. But I’m developing an […]

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Finishing II – Yarn

So I mentioned before that I’m using my forthcoming Moving Day (just under three weeks now) to light a fire under my reading list — trying to get all my half-read books completed before the day of the shift. Well, this is part of a broader plan to really get stuck into my To-Do box […]

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Finishing I — Books

Moving house in a month — well, it was a month when I wrote this post, now it’s only three weeks — gives me the opportunity to self-impose one of my favourite challenges: a completely arbitrary deadline against which to stack my wits and energy. The challenge is to finish all the books I’m halfway through […]

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The seeds of addiction

I had hoped to finish reading Virgina Woolf’s The Waves today. I picked it up from my Mumini’s groaning bookshelf, having been suddenly and unexpectedly intoxicated with To The Lighthouse while travelling in New Zealand in January. When I was in my undergrad studies, a berzillion years ago, I read a collection of the love […]

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What’s in a month?

What can I get done in a month? It’s going to roll around anyway, what can I do between now and then? Can I finish Mossy Tendrils? Skew? Another Bagstopper? Can I finish the mitts to go with Silver Sands? What about the little Square Cake bag I had hoped for? Probably not. Not all […]

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