Monthly Archives: January 2011

Saturday spinning update – George

I’ve wondered in the past why George Foreman named all 5 of his boys George. Now that I’m spinning, I think I have an answer. Each skein I finish is beautiful to me. It’s so soft and squishy and lovely … Continue reading

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Not dead yet – but back in a few days

Ugh. Friday around noon I started feeling all achy. Then shivering. I’ve been alternating between achy and chilly (before the medicine works) and hot and out of it (when the medicine works). I’ve been too sore and chilled to knit … Continue reading

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Saturday Spinning Update – Phat Fiber box!

I know there are lots of folks out there who love the Phat Fiber boxes. If you’re lucky enough to score one from the Etsy store at the preappointed times, you can look forward to lots of little yarn & … Continue reading

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Procrastination – the cure for UFOs

(That’s UFOs as in UnFinished Objects.) We’re putting the house back on the market this week, as planned. This meant that the new agent’s photographer needed to take pictures. In a rather desperate attempt to avoid cleaning and tidying, I … Continue reading

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While I’ve been working on other stuff in the background, what I’ve really been knitting on for the last week or so is called Hypnos. This is a shawl that I test knit for Ann (Annanann on Ravelry). It’s a … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: playing with colour

Although it seems to take a while to spin yarn, this week I found a new way to think about the time. I’m eagerly watching Cookie & Joan in their challenge to knit from handspun in 2011. I saw Cookie’s … Continue reading

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The pinkness – another Saturday spinnning update

A while back I was in my LYS with my daughter and she helped me choose something to spin up. It’s in her favourite colours: pink and purple. She’s almost 6, so that’s de rigeur. I wasn’t sure I could … Continue reading

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Christmas crap and giving back to the world

I’ve spent a fair bit of time this week putting away what I lovingly refer to as “the Christmas crap” while listening to knitting podcasts. It’s been good. I’m not a total Grinch, I just find that the over-commercialization of … Continue reading

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December scarf KAL winners

Thanks to all who participated in the December Scarf KAL. Lots of scarves were knit (including quite a few gifts). My favourite finished object photos were the dog-related ones. Amy (innovadog) posted this picture of Ziv, her two year old … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update

Happy New Year! While my knitting has hit a bit of a lull with the holidays, I’ve still been doing a fair bit of spinning. I finally finished spinning up my 180g of Blue Faced Leicester top (from Louet) and … Continue reading

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