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F is for F(l)ail

I gotta ‘fess up — I didn’t finish all the Unfinished Business that I had hoped to before we moved house.  I’d like to tell you that it was by the skin of my teeth, that it was entirely due to bad luck and that I was *that* close to finishing all the knitting projects, […]

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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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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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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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