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Living on the Cliffs of Insanity
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Not dead. Not doing time. Not in Ebola lock-down... Knitting socks. Spinning. Mocking the clueless. Ya know, the usual. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Shut Up & Knit!
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After an epic fail with some bad fiber karma handspun, I am back in the swing of sock knitting again. Sometimes, simple really is best. Speaking of simple... My usual 2 x 2 rib socks. New to me yarn, though.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Fabulous day for a fake rage-making holiday Monday. At least, the wind stopped. Isn't it fabulous?! This arrived in the mail over the weekend. It is a Stitched By Jessalu wedge bag. She did two different prints for Halloween this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Yeah, I have my doubts, too, but whatever. Regarding the wheel: I emailed the girlie at Kromski and after a misunderstanding, we're all sorted now. She has mailed a new upright to me. In theory, I'll be a spinner again... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Waiting to see if the Kroski people are going to step up or not. /rage Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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How's your day going? Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Leads to amazing bright blue skies. The humidity may do me in, but the fresh air is a mercy. Now, there are flash flood warnings in the areas where the wild fires have been. Perfect example of Mother Natures give... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Autumn has arrived in the burbs. Open windows, turkeys, and wild fires. Yay? I'm busy working on the next pair of man socks, wondering why we had thunder over the weekend, and trying to talk someone into guest posting because... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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I don't think I will live long enough to stop being cranky about the fact that men have dainty little ankles. I think that fact of life will always annoy me. What? Oh, hai. I knit socks for my best... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Unconscious Mutterings Men :: Lumberjacks Partial :: Half&Half Expenses :: On Account Notification :: Emails Bubble wrap :: POP! Speech :: Isn't Free Rumble :: Tummy Sounds :: Nature Sweaty :: Men Mud :: Season * * * * Friday,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Outlined Project Page A friend, whose style I really like, suggested Outlined as a possible knitting project for me. Twelve inches of ease through me for a minute, but I had a yarn that I figured would/could work and an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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I linked a girlfriend to the Citrus Coaster a couple of months ago. She's a stylish thing, who enjoys crocheting, and is always looking for something fun and creative to do. After knitting Happy Half Moon, I had some leftover... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Tomorrow is Labor Day here in the US. That marks the unofficial end of summer and the official end of the Summer of Socks. For as long as I've been involved with the Summer of Socks, every summer, I have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Happy Half Moon Project Page I friended this pattern ages ago because I liked the look of it. While wondering what to do with fake KSH and sock yarn that were very close in color, I rediscovered it. After some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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I saw a newly published pattern on Ravelry one Friday afternoon, and decided to buy it and cast on. It was a cute pattern, I had the called for yarn and I knew that my PinkyD would love it. Printed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Alternate title: Sooner or later we all end up nailed to a fence. Slightly better... Arroyo My Project Page This is the pattern we talked about last week or something. The one with the "interesting" comments. As our darling Sarah... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Okay. Not really, but it seems like retailers here think ice picks are weapons... Thank you, Big Alice*, for the fabulous ice pick! Current knitting, that I'm not in love with. Ice pick and the next project. Unless I return... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Stalker type "friends" message/email you to comment on a pattern you have liked or put in your queue. Chances are 50/50 that there will also be some kind of question that boils down to 'WTF are you thinking?!', too. Real... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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At least, I think Mrs. Black was the grade school teacher who introduced word problems into my life. You know the kind of thing. People on a bus going to Chicago need to know how long or fast or how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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I've been looking for a new ice pick. The old ice pick has a bent tip. Yes, I know. I've been looking for a new one for a while now. I looked again at Target because an ice pick seems... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Hai! I got the sweetest note from a semi-lurker occasional commenter the other day. Made me realize that it was more than just my best friend who missed the blog.* So it's been a month. I know most of you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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I sort of lost track. It's beautiful in the evenings now. Who wants to be inside when you can be outside? Unless you can spinning inside, which I have also been doing. Plus figuring out the new phone, trying to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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That is now my standard reply to people. It's easier than getting sucked in and risk being taken hostage. You've done something I don't really care about? Oh, good for you. You would be surprised how often I can use... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Naturally, that means that tomorrow starts our headlong rush toward winter. Yes, this is how I have to see it because I live in a place that gets Africa hot as our Sil once charmingly put it. I could be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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