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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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Weddings

I’ve been to a fair number of weddings in my life. The first one I remember was that of my dad’s cousin Georgie when I was probably 12 or so, maybe even younger. There have been family weddings, friends’ weddings, Catholic weddings, Protestant weddings, secular weddings, weddings in churches, halls, and even one at the […]

So, Yeah.

You may have heard that there’s a little bit of snow falling in this area. I know everyone is posting about it, but I have to throw my 2 cents in as well.

I took some pictures on Saturday of what we got then. It ended up at officially 25″ here in Bowie. Kris managed […]

Blame Noelle

Noelle is one of my coworkers, and is responsible for introducing me to the HILARITY that is the Umbilical Brothers. And I love her for it. These guys are awesome!

“Bathroom” followed by “Schwarzenegger”

“Battery”

“Somethin’ Special for the Children”

And now, I buckle down for Snowpocalypse: Reloaded. *sigh*

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Dear Universe

I have two things I’d like to discuss with you.

First, thank you so much for making such awesome people. I just checked the CPA group on Ravelry, and the four skeins of Bugga! were sold for $450 in last night’s auction. The week of auctions has raised over $22,000 in donations to various organizations […]

Haiti

Yeah. I don’t really know what to say – it’s so much. So devastating, so awful, that I don’t even have words. What I do have are two ways you can help, if you are so inclined, and haven’t done so already.

My friend Mary works for CHF International, and they are very active in […]

One Month

Yup – today marks one month since I’ve once again been a productive member of society. And I’ve got just the YPF post for the occasion.

This is Sanguine Gryphon Eidos in “Alethia”.

I dyed this. We were short two skeins of Skinny Bugga! in one batch, so we put these in […]

Skeuomorph!

Yeah, I totally see why Jesh likes that word. It’s just kind of fun. 😀

Anyway, I was lucky enough to get to test-knit this pattern for her adorable sideways-knit mittens, Skeuomorph.

I had dragonfly buttons in my stash (shocking, I know), and I think they look perfect on the garter-stitch cuffs.

Cozy hands!

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Pirate Baby Grrrrrrrl

So, I figure it’s safe to post this, because our friends Irene and Dave are currently at the hospital, where Irene is busy giving birth to their first baby, a little girl. Irene is a HUGE pirate nut. So, I knew that baby Cristin was going to need something appropriate. The Baby’s First Tattoo pattern […]

Snowpocalypse!

OK, first, I don’t think OMGTHEWORLDISENDING as soon as they call for snow. I grew up in Pittsburgh and lived in Meadville. I’ve done snow. The difference is that in PA, they have the equipment and infrastructure to HANDLE snow. Hell, through most of the winter when I was a kid, we knew the school […]