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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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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.

So Much For Finish or Frog…

Remember that? The group I joined to try to finish up some of my languishing WIPs? Yeah… since then, I started and finished three new projects (my green cowl, and the hats I made for my brother’s two friends). So, the WIP pile… has not really moved. But, that has changed!

I finally dug out […]

Another NaKniSweMo Update

We have sleeveage! Ok, the start of sleeveage, anyway.

I’ve decreased from 72 to 58 stitches on the first sleeve, and I need to get to 30 before I start the ribbing. I finished up the hem at the bottom a couple of days ago, and I’m very happy with how it […]

A Slightly Belated FO Post

So, my successful Ravelympics project was Doris Chan’s Chrysanthemum Tea Skirt, a variation she did on her Chrysanthemum Tea Shawl from the cover of Amazing Crochet Lace, and which I made a while back. I love that shawl, and when I saw the skirt variation, I knew I had to make it.

As you may […]

Ravelympics Update 4

And some other random stuff. 🙂

So current status of the shawl is…

52 of 82 motifs complete. Progress has slowed a bit, obviously. I’m thinking I might take a break from it and start the skirt, just to break the monotony. Plus, carrying around 4 different colors of yarn and changing […]

Ravelympics Update 3

I’m past halfway!

OK, not by much – that’s 45/82 motifs done, but I’m still on a good pace. By the way, that dark red flower-shaped motif up on the right corner is the upper right point, and the one with the blue marker is the bottom point. That should give you […]

Holy crap.

Did you guys WATCH that 4×100 Freestyle Relay? What a race!

See, what you probably don’t know about me is that when I was a kid (erm… junior high-ish), I swam. I won’t say competetively, because I was never very good. I had pretty decent form, but I was just not very fast. I LOVED […]

Ravelympics Update 2

So, as of midnight on Friday, I was here:

That’s 19 motifs completed out of 82, with ends all woven in.

As of a few minutes ago, I am here:

30 motifs complete, so about 35%. And you will notice, no dangly ends. I decided after weaving in all […]

Ravelympics Update 1

After a nutritious breakfast (Quaker Oatmeal Bar and citron tea, in my JenniethePotter sheep mug)

I grabbed my hook and yarn, and the Santa Fe Shawl began!

As of 11:02 am, I had 7 motifs complete, out of 82 for the whole shawl.

I love the […]

I? Am insane.

I realize that this comes as not really any level of a shock to most of you (particularly those who have met me in person). So, I finally decided yesterday that I am going to do the Ravelympics, right? Well, now I’ve decided that I want to do TWO events. I’m doing the Santa Fe […]