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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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DC Knit-Out and Crochet

Went downtown to the DC Knit-Out and Crochet with Jen today, and got to meet another Knittyboarder (Hi Sara!) It was fun, and we saw some really unusual stuff. First, there were the biggest circular needles EVER – apparently they are size 99: Then, they were demoing Team Knitting – working on an afghan with […]

So, just how big a dork am I?

I’m a dork. I freely admit it. I call myself a dork on a regular basis. I enthusiastically embrace my dorkitude.

A few months ago, Kris and I caught part of the VH1 countdown of the 100 Top One-Hit Wonders. I am a total sucker for those kinds of shows – I cannot turn […]

I made a hat!

So, I finished the WebGourdKAL hat last night while watching a very good (but VERY depressing) episode of CSI. Then I cast on for the scarf. This pattern is, as Jen and I are fond of saying, fraught with peril.

This is the Brioche Rib Scarf from Melanie Falick’s Weekend Knitting. All in all, a […]

WIP Update

While driving up to Pittsburgh visiting my folks, and Kris’s grandmother and great-aunt and -uncle, and Ed and Karin, I got some knitting done.

I’ve made some progress on the Felted Entrelac Bag: I’m getting pretty comfortable with knitting backwards, so that I don’t have to turn every 12 stitches (Lazy, lazy me). I’ve got […]

Here’s a shocker…

You are a – Geek Sheep!you’re one l33t g33|< 5|-|33p! No one understands a word you're saying, but you don't care. Bespectacled geek by day, fearsome DND warrior by night! Geek power 😉 Which flock do you follow?

this quiz was made by alanna

I had to post it, because the Geek Sheep picture […]

Softest. Scarf. Ever.

Ok, Muench Touch Me is officially the most amazingly soft (non-cashmere) yarn I have ever felt. I finished my re-working of the Vintage Velvet scarf from Scarf Style last night, and I am in love. I am sitting here at the computer in my pj’s, with the scarf around my neck. As soon as there […]

Geek Chic Dice Bags Pattern

Geek Chic Dice Pouch

Since hubby is a hard-core D&D geek, he has lots of dice. I decided that he needed a nifty bag to keep them in, so I made the red version. Then I decided I wanted it for my dice, and made the felted version for him. The smallest one was made […]

Red "Shopping Spree" Poncho Pattern

Shopping Spree Poncho So named because hubby and I ran around the yarn section of AC Moore grabbing every red yarn we liked until we found a combination that seemed perfect.(Adapted from Melanie Scoles’ “That Seventies Poncho” in Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation. Lace edging pattern from “Tricia’s Shawl” in Sally Melville’s The Knitting […]

Knitting Patterns

So, I got a very sweet message from merrymom today, asking about the pattern for my red poncho. I adapted it from “That Seventies Poncho” in Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation, adding the cables and the edging and the turtleneck. So, I have written it up, as well as the one for the dice bags I […]

This was just cute.

Saw this on tiggerr’s blog – How Old is Your Inner Child?

My inner child is one year old!

Everything is new to me. I like watching the world go by around me, and I don’t sweat the small stuff–or the large stuff, either. Just so long as I stay warm and safe and […]