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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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It wasn’t me!

Posted by mobile phone: I know most of you will find that hard to believe, but it wasn’t me who edited this sign at my local grocery store.

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A Garden for Me!

I have a black thumb. Notoriously so. I once killed a cactus. I forgot it was in a prop cabinet for a show and it got left there. This, however, is a garden I think I can handle:

The latest Rockin’ Sock Club shipment. The colorway is “Garden Daze”, and I really […]

My Friends Crack Me Up

This happens on a regular basis, true, but in this case I’m referring to one particular instance involving one particular friend.

Backstory: Around Easter, penny_karma had been grumbling about her inability to locate Cadbury Mini Eggs. I happened to be in my local Target right after Easter, and found a crap-ton of them on uber-clearance. […]

Ding Dong!

Ok, so, how many of you immediately thought “Avon calling!” at that?

Just me? Oh, well. Anyway, that was my intention. This is just a quickie post to help out my dear friend Mindy. She has just started selling Avon products. What you may not realize (I didn’t, until recently) is that your Avon lady […]

All Done!

I skeined up the merino-silk yesterday.

Ended up with just under the 8oz. I started with – looks like I only lost maybe 1/8oz to “whoops”es, which is nice!

Gave it a nice bath, and then let it lie in the sun for a bit to dry.

July 9th, 2009 | Tags: | Category: Misc. | 9 comments - (Comments are closed)

Turning Back the Clock

Or, more accurately, the calendar.

Snagged from CBear and Poops…

IN YOUR SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL… 1. Did you date someone from your school? Yes. Two someones, actually. And I’m still in touch with both of them.

2. Did you car pool to school? I didn’t drive until my sophomore year of college, but […]

How Cool Is This?

So, last spring, I did some test-crocheting for my friend Mary Beth Temple. I was working on squares for a booklet she had written, to be published by Leisure Arts. Fast forward to about a month ago, and MBT blogged that her book was out. My (signed!) copy arrived while I was in Omaha.

Icarus

Apparently, I’ve decided to work my way through the shawl patterns that start with “I”. First Ishbel, now this. What’s next? 😀

I cast on this morning, and it’s moving quickly. I’ve decided to make it larger than the pattern calls for, because I’ve got lots of the yarn. We’ll see if […]

Spinning Survey

Well, more like an opinion poll, really. I finished spinning up that merino-silk that you saw a few days ago (erm… ok, more like almost two weeks). So, I have two nicely full bobbins.

I just can’t decide what to do from here. I can leave it as a VERY fine singles, […]

Ishbel

Well, here she is. The lovely Ishbel in her subtly sparkly glory.The yarn is Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in “Bluegrass”.

The pattern is an utter dream – I really loved knitting it.I started out doing the small version because I wasn’t sure if I had enough yarn for the larger option. Shortly […]