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On the needles – Part 4

Man, I should probably take it as a sign that I’ve let the to-knit pile get out of control when I can get this many blog posts out of it. And this isn’t including Green Sprite, about which I could blog for hours. (Oh, Green Sprite…I wonder what you’re doing right now?) I keep coming […]

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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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The hardest cull of all

How many clothes does a person need, anyway? I hate having too much stuff, and clothes fall into the ‘stuff’ category.  I have too many: even post-purge, I could easily go for a month or two before I had to wash anything. It would be awesome to get rid of everything except yoga clothes, black […]

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Matchy-match dilemma

I knitted a sock. No news flash there, although it’s been a while since I used self-striping sock yarn. All winter I’ve been making unpatterned aran-weight socks (looooooove them). But now it’s a bit warmer, I don’t want boots and their accompanying thick socks. It’s time to whip out the tiny needles and the skinny […]

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The thick chewy sock leaps over the lazy dog

I don’t know what it means either. Let’s talk about socks! It is wintertime and my chronically cold feet were protesting.  I love how warm my Doc Marten boots are, especially when coupled with handknit socks, but this winter the handknits didn’t seem to quite cut the mustard.  Enter the thick, chewy bootsock. I love […]

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Restarting

A couple of years ago (sweet merciful French fries, years? Yes. Huh.) I made my Mumini a sweater.  It was in one of my (then) favourite yarns, Cleckheaton’s Merino Supreme, in olive green — and there is a whole rant up my well-cabled sleeve about that particular yarn, the heartbreaker; that callous, cruel, deceptive…focus, focus.  Having […]

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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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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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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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Knitting report! Stat!

Okey dokey folkeys, let’s talk knitting. M got me a new camera for my birthday before we headed to NZ, and I have been ROCKING that baby.  And its macro setting. UFOs! (bold text to indicate sub-heading!) Silver sands scarf: not wild about the striping, but I’ve decided it’s not for me anyway.  Hoping to […]

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