• A Weekender for Every Day of the Week

    I’ll admit it – I’m a bandwagon girl. Or, more accurately, if there’s a sweater parade going by, I’m definitely in the crowd watching, and, it doesn’t take much for me to hop on the float, and cast on the sweater du jour. When everyone started knitting this sweater, the Weekender by Andrea Mowry, I […]

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  • Crafting On – Starting Point at the End Point

    Ah, this time last week we were just arriving in sunny California for the E3 conference. Myself, I’m not a big gamer. I dabbled in a little World of Warcraft, but I got bored with that, and I’m just not coordinated enough to play shoot em up games. But, for my husband and stepson, going […]

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  • Not Yarning Along, Crafting On!

    Hello Wednesday!  Is it really you!  Good to see you, my time suck of a calendar day.  Before the day goes poof, here’s a run down of the knit/crochet happenings since February – The Ambah MKAL As you may recall, my knit started out looking like this: But I hated the cartoony speckle, and ripped […]

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  • Yarning Along – the Mystery Way

    And the Ambah Mystery is underway! Mystery knits are always a crapshoot, but I enjoy them nonetheless.  This time around I’m joining in on Ambah‘s Hale-Bopp Mystery Knit-a-Long, some kind of a shawl, I guess with a comet theme.  As you may recall, I bought yarn, fell in dislike with the yarn, returned the yarn, and […]

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  • Yarn Along – First Finish of the Year

    Hello everyone!  Hope you started your year off on a knitting high note – it’s always good to wrap up the old, start something new, and plan the next thing, and so on . . . My holdover from last year became my first finish of the year – behold, Braid Hills from Kate Davies: […]

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  • Yarning Along – It’s All Over But the Neckline

    When last we left the cardigan, I was still mad at it. Darn you sweater for making me run out of yarn and lose my place in the chart.  Oh, and make mistakes, that made me rip out, and back and . . . whatever, I’m mad at you, into the closet you go.  I’m seriously […]

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  • Yarning Along, Quickly!

    Holy Moly, I completed a project with yarn from circa 2007-8!!!  Now that’s a deep plunge into the stash. Frustrated with my Islay Cardigan (recap – I ran out of yarn, bought more yarn, waited for said yarn, forgot where I was in the chart, realized I couldn’t figure out where I was because I had […]

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  • Still Not a Closer

    As predicted, my one-handed, fast and wrong bead glazing and drying technique was a bit of a disaster – I lost a handful of beads that stuck together because they were strung too closely while they were drying.  At least it wasn’t a surprise – it was pretty darn predictable once I had it all […]

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  • Yarn Along – Head to Head Hippos

    Of course, you’ve already met my Ravellenics Hippo, and now meet the knit version, Knit Hippo! How cute are they? KnittyD did an excellent job with her knit hexagons and pentagons – the colors are really beautiful in person – they really sparkle like the jeweltones they are. As you can see, there’s quite a […]

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