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Amphibiaknitter
Halifax, NS
I stash yarn, cats, and fountain pens
Interests: Yarn, knitting, reading, teaching group fitness, sleeping in and red wine.
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I suspect I have lost all five of my readers. It's not surprising. I have been so absent since (gasp) December that you are all quite reasonable in thinking that I have died. I haven't, but my knitting and crafting and general spare time certainly has. I'll give you the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at AmphibiaKnits
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Don't let the door bang your a** on the way out. 2016 has been a spectacularly awful year. And it has been a spectacularly busy year. I am crawling to the finish line of the year. Unfortunately, the first third of 2017 isn't looking any better. Speaking of a spectacularly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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I don't really understand American politics, but this presidential election has me on tenterhooks. I can't bear to watch. But I can't stop watching. I will distract myself with blogginess. There's only one new yarn-related item. The rest is all scenic stuff and whatnot. I'll start with the sock. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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One of my co-workers asked the other day whether Movember is still a thing. Shudder. I hope not. I'm all for the prostate cancer awareness and whatnot, but all that facial hair makes me twitch. And speaking of facial hair, allow me to rant about getting older. My once leonine... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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The Other Jennifer PM'd me on Rav to ask whether I've given up blogging. The answer is no. But I have been crazy busy at work (again). We had a big filing which resulted in a bunch of very late nights at work. I even had to get subs for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Well, I certainly got my money's worth out of Typepad in August. Not so this month. I should get cracking. I still haven't done the museum post, but that can wait. It has finally dropped to a mostly reasonable temperature here. It has even been (gasp) cool once or twice... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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This will be yet another random post, but it will be full of visual delights. I was thinking about about doing the Museum post last night, but then I got lost in the pictures. It's amazing how much detail I miss in person, but it's all there to see in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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I'm running out of month here. And it's late and I'm tired and I'm hungry and I want to get back to working on the Stripe Study Shawl which I started in July but which I hate but which I want to finish so I can start a shawl or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Okay, I'm going to leave the Museum and Butchart Gardens and other random Victoria posts until later. I figure most of you are reading this for the fiber content. And the sooner I get this up and done, the sooner I can get stuff into Rav. On my fabulous trip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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I was so tired last night that I was falling asleep and had to go lie down. So no blog post yesterday. After today's blogging effort(s), I am going to take a nap. A girl has priorities, you know. Let me start with my trip to Victoria. On my way... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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I may be able to squeeze in some fibery / fibrey goodness into this post. It seems a little cruel to have a knitting blog where there are posts without any yarn. But because I am currently obsessing about clouds (and no, I will not use the trite phrase that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Why, yes, gentle readers (all six of you), you have now been reading my blog for six years. I started my blog at the very beginning of August 2010. Back then I had a) more disposable income and b) more disposable time on my hands, so I blogged daily or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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*****I was going to call this post Project 300 because I focus on my 300th project on Rav. But as I get closer to the bottom, I see this is more about art than about my shawl, so I have re-named the blog post.**** I always feel that I should... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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I hate bugs. I was outside yesterday watering the plants and was attacked by black flies and mosquitoes. It was a two-pronged attack. One black fly managed to take a chunk out of me right beside my eye. When I woke up today I could barely open it. That whole... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Today was our big day for the big application. It was the culmination of what has been keeping me hopping and away from crafting for the last month. I'd like to think that it means that I have some breathing space, but realistically, I don't. It's on to fight the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Work has been crazy busy in the last month. It has taken over my evenings and some of my weekends. I have had to find subs for more fitness classes than I would like. This is severely cutting into my exercise time. Not to mention my knitting time. I haven't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Happy Mother's Day to those of you who are mothers or who have mothers. The problem with weekly blogging is that I have almost nothing to say. (That's a problem how? you may be asking...) I have finished a sock (which now makes another pair), I have cast on a... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Or so the rumour goes. We did have snow last Tuesday. And we're getting lots of nasty rain this week. But it's warming up and the grass is coming up. I'm not sure whether to hold out any hope for the trees. Everything looks dead and sere. I never know... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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This is the third week in a row I have blogged. It is some sort of record. I have a few acquisitions, a FO and a WIP which I haven't managed to photograph other than as a contributor to the clutter on my knitting desk. In the Arrivals Lounge, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Those three things pretty much sum up the activities in the last week. Do you know what surprises me? (Off on a tangent already, and she's only one line in to the blog...) When I started blogging in 2010, I used to blog several times a week. Yes, a week.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Mercifully I have now finished the last of my marking from 2016. Marking consumes me from January to the end of March. Work is still crazy busy, but there is no end in sight for that until the end of the year. But the marking is done. I have just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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The problem with big projects at work and marking responsibilities is that they put a serious dent into crafting time. A serious dent. I've done next to nothing in the last month. I spent a lot of nights working late and a lot of weekends working and marking. But crafting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits
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Yadda yadda yadda yadda. Whatever. That's it for the festive message. Happy V-Day to those who have something to celebrate. Happy knitting and fur baby day to the rest of us. Onward. I could have sworn I was blogging more frequently than I apparently am. I think I must blog... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at AmphibiaKnits