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AtomicKnits
Eugene, OR
Passionate knitter who always wants to learn more.
Interests: knitting, outdoors, board games, dance dance revolution, photography, crafts, arts
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This is a shawl I just finished knitting out of some handspun I made a couple of years ago. My friend, Gail, gave me this pattern and it looked like a pretty fun, quick knit. There are a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at AtomicKnits
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Please fasten your belt before you come into the office. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at AtomicKnits
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Yeah, so it's been a little while. I have completed many knitting projects that I have not posted about here. I'll write more about happened later, but here's a project now! This is Ice Queen, and it is a lace... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at AtomicKnits
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Here's something. It has been a while, but I have been knitting. It's been taking longer for me to finish projects lately, because I have been focusing a little on many things instead of A LOT on one thing. Anyway,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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Some Girls by Jillian Lauren was not a work of literary genius, but it was a pretty good story and quick read. This story spans about 18 months and describes the author's experiences while being a "party guest" for Prince... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende is a pretty epic book. It's about the lives of the Trueba family and their lives in Chile during a pretty tumultuous period of time. The patriarch, Esteban Trueba is pretty much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho was pretty cool. It was a very quick read, and it had a lot of good lessons to learn. The story is about following your dreams. Something that I, personally, am really scared of doing.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows was recommended to me by one of the ladies at my knitting group. She described it as "such a sweet book," and it is exactly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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I finally had a chance to read the 4th and last book in the Ender Quartet, Children of the Mind, by Orson Scott Card. I think this one is my third favorite in the series (my least favorite being Xenocide).... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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This month's book club pick was The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. I was really excited to read this book, because I have never read one of Kingsolver's books. Everyone I know that has says they are great. Characters in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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Recently, we had a baby shower in my office for one of my co-workers who is going to have a baby with his wife. I work with him a lot. He's really easy to work with, and does a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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These are the socks I made for Emily for her birthday a few weeks ago. A nice, easy, straightforward sock pattern with really pretty yarn. This pattern is called River Rapids, and I really love how the yarnovers and decreases... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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I get why this book is popular, but The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov was not by cup of tea. I think if I knew more about the Bible or the legends that this story was based on, then... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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These socks have been off the needles for a while, but I didn't want to post them until I gave them to the recipient. I knit these plainest, grayest socks ever for my cousin-in-law, Arthur. I used a basic top... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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Justin got a copy of The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, so I decided to give it a read. I have sort of been wanting to read it for a while. You know, it thought it was just ok. I... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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This scarf kind of took forever, but it was definitely worth it. This is a pretty straightforward lace chart that is worked over and over again until the scarf is the length you want. My friend Gail gave me and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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Here's my latest handspun, the Fiber Monster batts come in a convenient package of three one-ounce batts, so I just spun each of them up and 3-plied them the traditional way. There are some sparkly blue/green streaks in this fiber... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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The latest book club pick is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. This is a collection of short stories that all share a character - Olive Kitteridge. I really enjoyed this one a lot. All of the characters were very New... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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Xenocide, by Orson Scott Card is the third book in the Ender series. This book took be a bit longer to get through. It was not as fast-paced, and had some heavier sci-fi theory mixed in. I still really enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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I spun this yarn from some roving I picked up at the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival. I have only spun Corriedale once before - for my very first handspun! This fiber was WONDERFUL to spin. It was extremely easy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card, the second book of Ender's Saga was really awesome!! I thought it had a completely different feel than Ender's Game, but it was just as compelling. This story takes place about 20... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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These are my first socks knit with the famous Socks That Rock yarn. People go nuts over this stuff. I bought myself a few skeins and my first knitting experience with this yarn was a good one. I really like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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Mar 15, 2010
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The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig was another book club pick. I wasn't really looking forward to reading this one, just because I didn't feel like it was up my alley, but I ended up enjoying it for the most... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2010 at AtomicKnits
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was a pretty cute book. The main character, Jacob, is very old and in a nursing home, and he's revisiting the time during his youth when he traveled around as a vet for a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at AtomicKnits