Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Redemption

    Apparently being sleep deprived when Reed first born was more impacting than I realized. I thought I had it together back in that first year of Never Sleep Ever. But I didn’t. As evidenced by actual written text that I myself typed roughly three years ago, my brain was not at all functional. I just …

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  • How Much Yarn to Pack for Six Days?

    I’m at the frantic stage of getting ready for a trip* where I realize I will only get to half of the items on my to-do list before we leave. Note the half I will likely not be able to cross off is associated with various elements of house work. The way I see it, …

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  • Fall Bucket List of Must Knits

    I know. I KNOW? Fall? Yes, Fall. It’s not official yet. There’s still nearly a month for that. Even though it’s still hotter than Hades, Fall IS in the air. There’s color creeping into the leaves and I can already feel that certain crispness to the morning air. Fall is right around the corner, like …

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  • Wrap It Up – Olympic Style

    Let me just say this: next time, remind me that it is not a good idea to knit lace (a wee baby hat, no less) and watch synchronized swimming at the same time. Stitch markers be damned. There is presently yarn absolutely everywhere and I think I will still be tinking for an hour, at …

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  • These Summer Days, Vol. 2

    I sat on the deck of our “glamping” tent/cabin the other night at dusk, daring myself to finish a heel flap and turn before the last of the sunlight abandoned my needles, leaving me to tend with stardust alone. I listened to the peepers and bullfrogs, coming alive along the lake. The last flame’s of Reed’s …

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  • Little Grey Shawl

    Meet the my latest wardrobe essential. I finally finished this baby, knit in Madelinetosh Pashmina’s* Kitten colorway. Me-ow! My new petite shawlette is another version of my first crescent shawllette.  The gauge was smaller on the Pashmina, which required some reworked math to result in similar dimensions. Nothing’s ever easy. When I eek out time to …

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  • All the Reasons I Will Never Win An Olympic Medal

    There are so many reasons why I never win things, Olympic (knitting) medals* in particular. Yes, I practice. I can knit. I do it all the time. Here’s the thing: practice isn’t enough. One must prepare to be a winner. When I finally found myself on the sofa late Friday night ready to watch the …

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  • Linto Creek Cowl Pattern Release

    In case you were wondering what you were going to do this weekend, I’ve got you covered. It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the Linto Creek Cowl, now available on Ravelry for $5.00 USD. Bam. I seriously loved this cowl from the very beginning. The silk-yak yarn was just so dreamy to …

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  • A Hat, I Think

    I have to be honest here. I am not really a winter hat person. For me, wearing a hat (regardless of season) is an all-day commitment. Vanity isn’t my strongest virtue (frumpy, lumpy me could use a little more vanity, actually), but I have found that wearing a hat does something odd to my hair …

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