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I’m slowly getting around to photographing all the finished knits that I’ve completed over the last couple of weeks – I’m accumulated quite a few that I haven’t shared including this big cozy cowl. This one was a selfish knit that I made pre-Christmas and then had to wait for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with dyeing my own yarn. It’s such an addicting process! I need to buy a milligram scale so that I can accurately measure the amounts of dye that I’m using but other than that it has been a fun experiment to just mix up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the first few days of 2016. Boomer and I spent Christmas here in South Carolina while Kathy went home for the first time in three years. She had a great time spending the holidays with her family while Boomer and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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In the general hustle and bustle of the last few weeks a fair few projects that I have completed and some that I’m still working on have slipped through the cracks and haven’t managed to be blocked, or photographed yet. But this tiny hat was a last minute gift that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Hello! I'm still here I just seem to have missed October. October was a crazy month, a fantastic month but crazy nonetheless. I spent a fabulous 2 weeks on honeymoon followed by a less than fabulous week recovering from the removal of an impacted wisdom tooth (ouch but yay no... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Progress on the heart quilt has been pretty slow lately but mostly that's been due to the fact that I haven't really had the time to sit down and sew. Funnily enough I've had the time to sit and knit but in my book sewing is a "focus on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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When I scroll through my Instagram account every second picture is either a baby, someone knitting or what IG folks refer to as “yarnporn”….that is yarn that is either in someone else's stash or that someone is selling….either way it’s super pretty yarn that I can’t afford to own right... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I have a finished knit to show you finally. I’ve been working on three knitting projects at the same time and I thought I’d end up finishing them at different times and then adding in new projects. Turns out I went ahead and just knit all three projects at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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On Sunday morning we woke up relatively early and drove up to North Carolina to go apple picking with some friends. We did this two years ago and ended up eating all the apples we got within about 2 weeks…making it not exactly worth the long car ride. So this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Sounds like you need to invite someone round to work on your WIP for you! So much inspiration there! I usually pick my next project while I'm trying to finish the current one (a little incentive...you get new squishy yarn when you're done!) and I end up trawling for nice patterns on ravelry!
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2015 on choosing the next project..... at woolythyme
I moved to the US from Ireland and left everyone I know behind - family, friends...everyone. I found it extremely hard to make friends. Everyone I work with is about 10 years older than me and married and settled with school-age kids and they never want to meet up outside of work...ever! I tried really hard to make friends at the start but it's so awkward....I always joke that it feels as though you're friend-dating....for instance I had to cancel on a potential friend after we'd met up two and after that she never called me back....like I said awkward! It's something I wish was different and it makes me very homesick at times but I also know it's something I should work harder at!!
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2015 on roots and growth. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I’ve been searching for something just righto hang in the large empty space above the bed for a couple of weeks now – and despite some interesting suggestions from Kathy (a 5 ft Buddha painting…which, in fairness, was pretty cool), I just couldn’t find something that felt right so it’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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So I’m pretty sure that the last time I posted about the heart quilt that I’m working on I managed to confuse a lot of people because I said I was paper piecing it. I hadn’t heard of paper piecing until I started looking up how people managed to make... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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My multiple knitting projects have been ticking by just fine. Kathy was out of town last week so I had plenty of time to work away while catching up on tv shows….(I binge-watched the last two seasons of Survivor and loved it!!!). My hitofude cardigan is off the needles and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Sometimes I feel as though I don't have a lot to share and then other times I have too much to share and don't know where to start....in both cases I usually end up writing nothing at all. I've been a little hit and miss with blogging lately and it's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I haven’t done any updates on sewing projects in a long time – a few months now at this stage. But that isn’t because I’ve stopped sewing it’s because I have another huge project on the go. I paper pieced a heart shaped quilt block and absolutely loved the process.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I’ve completely stopped monogamous knitting now with a grand total of three items currently on the needles…..(four if you count the fair isle blanket that I’m having second thoughts about). Three different projects is a major departure for me. I usually focus on one at a time and plod away... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
I love your antique swift....perfect for that yarn!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2015 on happier place, continued.... at woolythyme
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A character in a book I recently read says “Oh, Calamity!” all the time and it’s managed it wedge itself into my brain. It also perfectly describes the series of unfortunate events that have been going on over the last few days. Less than 8 hours after getting stitches removed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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It’s is definitely a déjà vu knitting week. First up the featherweight cardigan that was at least half-way done last week is currently less than half way done. I tried it on and it looked like it would only fit a 5 year old even though my gauge was spot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Do you ever just get such a craving for something and then once you start thinking about it you can’t stop until you give in and make it – well that’s how I ended up making lemon cake on a Monday night after work. I googled a few recipes but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Oh its just adorable!!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2015 on Clara. Finished! at NATURKINDER
That's my big fear with putting down a WIP is that I'll forget where I was at. Heck I forget where I'm at when there only one WIP on the go let alone a pile of them!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on off the shelves.... at woolythyme
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It feels really good to have a new project on the needles again. Especially one that is a lovely fingering weight project with a lovely soft and squishy yarn like this Malabrigo one I treated myself with recently. I’m back to selfish knitting again (yay for me!) and I working... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks Ine, that it really sweet :)
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2015 on Big News!!! at SnapShots & WhatNots