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steph
Kentucky
wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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In a few minutes I'll be leaving for a three-day national horticulture conference. I've been before and always come back thinking that I've learned more than anyone else at the meeting (probably because I know less than anyone else there!). These meetings are beyond wonderful. You are surrounded by dirt-under-their-fingernails... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at woolythyme
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honestly, i wouldn't think to buy clothes in a real department store.....i have a GREAT used clothes store nearby...and they have donors who obviously have more money than sense; Unfortunately, they now seem to be sort of overrun with Chico stuff which isn't my thing....but eventually this will change too! Resale is good! So glad you are feeling better....de-stressing a bit obviously has helped a bunch. (Now please try to remember that!!!!!)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on updates. at lady cordelia
we all need a break from technology at times!! do enjoy your spiritual retreat...and I your creativity makes you glow.....happy days ahead!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Pause... at A Life of Joy
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I have a knitting rule.... TWO mistakes (one can be a nagging 'problem'...like, I'm not sure of color combinations, gauge might be a teeny bit off, something just doesn't feel right) and I rip it out. No questions. No debate. No delay. RipIT RipIT RipIT Then why, if there is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at woolythyme
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oh my goodness......we definitely need to spend time together. I'm in a rut-----and your creative cup runneth over!!!! I need some of this enthusiasm. (Maybe I just need to cast on a couple new things?)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Too many ideas at SnapShots & WhatNots
I KNEW there had to be an acronym for this....CMLS! Thanks, Tracy!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on choices....too many choices..... at woolythyme
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I finished my Hitofude and loved making it. Every single stitch. (There are still some folks knitting along and sharing their progress, so please do check them out, both in comments left here or with Karen, who started this crazy knitalong with me a few weeks ago.) Just like finding... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at woolythyme
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oh, boomer---you are adorable (and distantly related to my freddy, a cocker we rescued at the pound). (He's older than you are. He's slowed down just a teeny bit, but still loves to each knitting patterns and needles.) Please tell your mom that I found the lace on the hitofude relaxed beautifully when it was blocked----and what I thought might be too short, ended up just right. :)
It looks to me like I could almost make another one....yes, tons of yarn left over!!!!!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2014 on hitofude.....ta-dah! at woolythyme
Lovely. I actually can see how this artist has influenced your work.....your color palettes are very similar
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2014 on Dreamscapes at A Life of Joy
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Front... Back... Up close and personal.... No matter how you look at it, this was one satisfying knitting project. This week, I finished it, blocked it, and wore it several times. It hasn't even been folded and put away. Just waiting for its next outing. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at woolythyme
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This is one of those 'school' calendars....the ones that begin in August even though the next year is embossed on the cover. I looked long and hard to find this one. Narrow. Light. Leather-esque (!) cover, enough room to write stuff in the days (I have such a busy social... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at woolythyme
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really beautiful.....i love the Scandinavian 'style' of decor anyway.....clean lines, and all.....add to that the antiques and open design; who wouldn't fall in love with this?!? Loving this tour, Tracy! Can't wait for the next installment.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2014 on My dream house... at A Life of Joy
yep....i'd opt for a bookstore over a pedicure ANY day!!! good choice!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2014 on 'round here at lady cordelia
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Hi. My name is Maynard. You have NO IDEA the humiliation and unmitigated abuse I've suffered these past few days. Did you see this yesterday? THAT'S MY BACK-END!!!! For all the world to see!!! (OK, I know all the world doesn't follow my mom's silly blog. It's the principle of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at woolythyme
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i always find linen stitch so tedious.....but the end result is one of my favorites. and this one is drop dead gorgeous!!!
oh my goodness......that is the most stunning shade of purple!!!! This is going to be the most beautiful of all hitofudes (i'm saying that to everyone....I'm the only one knitting it it boring grey.....but I really mean it this time.....this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!)
i think you merely need to rename this quilt.....and declare it perfect, because it certainly is very very beautiful!!!!
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That blue? It's Penelope, the Empathetic Monster's hiney. Isn't she the cutest thing ever? (Not my picture. Go to Rebecca Danger's link!) I'm hoping by knitting her with this blue, that she'll transform herself into Maynard, the Empathetic Monster and be ready to be gifted to one of several little... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at woolythyme
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Kittelsen could easily become my new favorite artist!....I love the ethereal fairy tale quality of the work. Looking forward to part 2 of this fun little trip!!! Thanks for taking me along.
oh, Julie! your cuffs are beautiful......and this certainly looks like a pattern to me! Thanks so much for sharing. (will this go with my shwook??)
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2014 on Fair Isle cuffs at Little Cotton Rabbits
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i most definitely join as I go!!!!! (and tuck in ends as I go.....when I'm done, I really want to be DONE!)
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2014 on Hitofude.....update at woolythyme
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I've been obsessed distracted. Hitofude......you're next. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at woolythyme
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The pattern is called woodland shawl. It takes a single skein of fingering weight yarn (about 460 yds). My single, lonely skein of Malabrigo could work----and it was green. The leaves look like leaves. (My other choice was a wild multicolored something that would have had a definite Andy Warhol,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at woolythyme
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great pattern.....lovely color combo, too!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on Second Thursday Swatches at Through the Loops!