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I tried to me adventurous with my bread-making this weekend and I ventured well outside my trusty white bread loaf recipe into the much trickier world of bagel making. My first attempt was a complete flop….literally…..the dough didn’t rise at all after a first proof of 40 mins. It turns... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
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It’s almost the end of June and would you believe it I am still struggling to get the grey cable knit blanket finished. At this point it’s not even a labor of love anymore it’s just a labor. I will love it when it’s completed, and I’m sure that the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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The summer adventures have begun. Last weekend we took off and headed for a tiny town on the border of Kentucky and West Virginia – called Matewan WV but what I referred to as the middle of nowhere. Our “campsite” for the weekend was on the grounds of an old... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Oh I did discover something that might help with that though - with my ones anyway so long as I don't connect the kindle to the wireless then I can continue reading the book even after it "expires". It only disappears once I reconnect it to the internet so I always keep my kindle in airplane mood unless I'm downloading books and it makes the battery last longer too!
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2015 on On my bookshelf… at SnapShots & WhatNots
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After an unfortunate incident whereby seven borrowed library books managed to overstay their welcome in my house before being hastily returned at 8.55 pm at night….followed by a second trip to the library to pay overdue fines….. I stopped reading for a few weeks. I starting reading more blogs and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Creating a beautiful bedroom space has been on my today list ever since I moved into this house – it was on my list of 28 goals. I hated the space – it was dark and dreary feeling with tan coloured walls and a dark blue carpet. I ended up... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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In the last few months by weight has been very slowly creeping upwards half a pound here, a pound or two over Christmas, an “eat whether you want because you’re running” pound there and sooner or later it was bound to catch up with me. I stood on the scales... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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My love affair with paper piecing continues. I tried one heart block a few weeks ago and I was instantly hooked and decided there and then to make a paper pieced quilt top. I immediately went off and printed a ton more pages – sorted out my piles of scrap... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
I really like your version of Sandpiper - I wouldn't have thought it was a pattern that would work with my wardrobe until I saw your version
Toggle Commented May 11, 2015 on blocking... at woolythyme
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I ran my third half-marathon (and second one of 2015) back in April. I had such high expectations for this half – remember back in January when I was still on my running high after Disney and I decided that I wanted to run another half? I decided on the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I’m still on my monogamous knitting kick at the moment – working slowly away on the Burridge Lake cable knit blanket. The going is pretty slow and once I hit the half-way point of the blanket I lost a lot of motivation to finish it. It’s always about this time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
It's a compromise either way though - I miss big city living with shops and restaurants on my doorstep....but I know that when I eventually leave SC I'll miss the access to nature for sure
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For the record Tennessee is a stupidly long drive from SC. One of those seemed like a good idea at the time sort of road-trips that even though it’s fun you know for a fact you’ll not do again anytime soon – or at the very least not drive the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks Brandy - I was chuffed to get it!
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It has been more than just a little while since I last updated my blog. Far too long but a lot of things happened (mostly work-related) that kept me very distracted of late. Namely I won a fellowship award to continue my research and thus will be staying in SC... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I found a paper piecing template for this heart online weeks ago…I think it was back in February when everything with a heart in it was trending on pinterest….and I couldn’t get the idea of attempting paper piecing out of my mind. Then I found a ¼ inch piecing foot... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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These past few weeks have been exhaustingly busy. Getting back in the swing of things with work after my trip home took even longer than expected – then couple that with the fact that our lab moved to a new location meaning we had to back up everything, move and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks for all the lovely comments you guys - I'm so flattered! :)
They sound great Kathy :)
Nope it wasn't the german short rows (I think they're a great method too) it was a method whereby you use a piece of waste yarn to trap the bridge between two stitches and then on the next row you pull up that bridge to knit it.....terrible explanation but brilliant method!
Wow that's a lovely compliment thank you!
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I’m back in that wonderful phase of knitting where I’m bursting with so many ideas or what I want to make that I can’t actually concentration on what I have on the needles. Perfect time to cast on a second blanket project right? I love knitting blankets. I love watching... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Don't think I've even tried lace weight yet - but I'm already guessing it'll be even slower than an fingering weight one....but hey it's nice to have a longer term project on the needles too right :)
Bah ha ha all my wooden needles have little tooth marks in them too! Now I have metal ones....less tasty it seems....the cables on the other hand.....
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2015 on outside...inside... at woolythyme
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Old Town was on the needles for what seemed like a really long time to me. It was also knit in 3 different states and two different countries…which might have contributed to that feeling. I started it in the car on the way to Florida for the half-marathon back in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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