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{ Monthly Archives } December 2012

Hempdress – FO Report

This is a seriously great pattern. I think it is one of the best I’ve ever knitted. You start with a provisional cast on across the top of the shoulders, and knit the two fronts and the back separately until you reach the bottom of the armholes, then you join them and work flat, from […]

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Anticipation

Thy name is sock yarn. Having recently given up the ways of the sheep (and other yarn-making beasties), it was interesting trying to find a vegan sock yarn. Reading reviews on Ravelry, the only conclusion I could draw is that people only write reviews of yarn they loathe or yarn they adore, with the former […]

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Taking time

I like things that take time. Sourdough bread, fresh yoghurt; fruit and vegetables from the backyard, which I’ve watched slowly, slowly transform sunlight, carbon and hydrogen into miraculous arrangements that fuel me. Snails. Evolution. Knitting. Playing Schubert’s Arpeggione sonata on the clarinet. Preserved lemons. Dreadlocks. Almost anything that is worth having or doing is worth […]

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Post-op

The donor ball arrived: the operation was ready to proceed. Operation Hempdress Rescue! First I had to finish the skirt hem and cast off: an already startling number of stitches plus a picot cast off (cast on 2, cast off 6) made it a long, long process. But an enjoyable one, and as soon as […]

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A post regarding a knitted bear. (FO Report)

See, I could have called this post “Teddy, Steady, Go!” or “Unbearably cool!” or something equally punderful and exclamatory. But I didn’t, because I’m a decent blogger who understands that, by the time you’ve reached the age of 12, you’ve heard every pun about bears ever made. Here’s a bear I knitted. The jumper just […]

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[ice cream pun not found]

I’m 2,000 words and a struggle with an ancient evil away from finishing my NaNoWriMo novel, and dagnabbit I’m going to celebrate. It’s 33°C (at 7:30pm!) so my celebration must also be soothing and cooling. The answer is obvious. “But we don’t have any cones.” I whined. “I bet we can make them.” M said. […]

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If you’re blogging and you know it, blog a bear!

I was between projects: I knit all the way there, the whole time I was there, and then, the morning of departure, nothing. My Nan, determined I should not endure 3.5 hours of car travel without anything to knit, gave me a teddy bear kit. Said bear has been diligently hauled out at various intervals […]

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