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{ Monthly Archives } June 2011

On the needles – Part 2

While assembling my monster “On the Needles” pile, a comprehensive gathering of all my current knitting projects, I decided to also mend a pair of glittens I made ages ago. But then, as chance would have it, I rested my scrap of mending yarn on my newly-finished Slouchy Sockhead hat Love. I took so many […]

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On the needles – Part 1

Oy, I shouldn’t have done that. We’re going away for a week or so, and I thought “This holiday would be an excellent time to finish up some works in progress! Let’s see what’s on the needles!”.  I probably gave a gay little trill of laughter, too, congratulating myself on my excellent idea. It soon […]

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Green sprite: macro edition

Today’s post is brought to you by the macro setting on my camera. This is Green Sprite, with such fine detail as you’ve never seen. Beautiful, yes? It’s not just about the closeup, although I admit that’s a big part of the love. And it’s not just about having some photos that really capture the […]

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In which I get slightly philosophical about Green Sprite

Time for a check-in with Green Sprite! So, I have finished writing up the pattern up to the waist decreases: this sounds like a lot of progress, but actually, I just kinda bashed it all out, from the start to there, in a couple of hours. It’s extremely rough and unrefined, and in the interests […]

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The best kind of problem.

I looked up collective nouns for books and discovered that “library” and “pile” seemed to be the most common ones. That kind of surprised me: I thought when I was saying “pile” I was being casually vivid and descriptive — “oh, I have a pile of books waiting by the toilet” — but no: it […]

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Indecision, self-doubt, satisfaction: all this from one hat.

I finished my Slouchy Sockhead hat and we’re very happy, thank you. But when I first finished, there was a hovering ‘ehhhh’ about the whole thing. A little post-completion malaise, if you will. I’ve had it before and I’m never sure what to do with it. Finishing a knitted project is like…let me think. It’s […]

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FO Report: Sockhead hat

…or: Adventures in Self-Portraiture. Let this post be a double-whammy of learningness for you! Self-portraits are not easy to manage without a remote control and a tripod for your camera. Add short arms, poor motor control and and fidgety fingers that keep accidentally hitting the power button instead of the take-a-photo button and there’s a […]

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Supper

I love the word supper. It sounds cosy and uplifting, like a meal you would need after a hard night’s snowshoeing to rescue an injured baby moose. You stumble home, exhausted but jovial, and your waiting loved ones would bring you supper while you regaled them with the thrilling and humourous tale of how you […]

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Super Genius Awesome Couscous

I made this recipe up and I, therefore, am as awesome as I have always said I am. However: when you get right down to it, very few recipes are actually original. Recipes are mostly derivative, right? Doncha think? For example: calzone is a pizza derivative; pancakes are a cake derivative (or vice versa, not […]

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A ballad of books and bix

I made bikkies! I went to the library! Apparently I am four years old, because this was enough to make me twinkly-cheeked and rosy-eyed. If you are feeling at all ennui-ed, perhaps a little pallid or blue with the ongoing round of daily life, may I suggest a visit to a library and some bikkies […]

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