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Living on the Cliffs of Insanity
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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 yesterday 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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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Jun 20, 2014
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Two hanks of yarn in two different dye lots*. Yeah... I haven't cast on yet, but I'm already having doubts. *Purchased in a destash. WTF was I thinking?! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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When most of Buffalo, NY and Crazy in AZ move onto your porch to keep tabs on you, it must be time to update the "knitting" blog. I took a brief break from knitting round and round to knit back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Now it looks more like lace. So far, I've encountered two rows with issues. Both were easily fixed but, if I find any more, I'm going to start looking for whoever designed this thing. Even if they are dead. Thinking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Saturday, I was looking through a pattern booklet from 1953. I didn't keep a lot of my mum's knitting and crochet booklets, but I do like the ones I did keep. Turns out that one of them was listed in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Oddly enough, I'm okay with that. This week was phone-in jury duty. Then it turned into 'go to the court house and wait around' jury duty. Long story short, very kind and thorough judge, an ADA with a suit that... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Because it's May in the Sacramento Valley, I've been working on Split Personality. Using the yarn called for no less. Yes, I've been sitting under a strand of merino wool being knit with a strand of cashmere/silk. Did I mention... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Petals Dishcloth For the new readers, I'm complicated. My life is complicated. My relationships tend to be complicated. My friends (I mean this the best possible way) tend to be a bit complicated. Sometimes, a complicated girl needs something simple,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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May 20, 2014
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I have worked the kinks out of my little sock pattern. Three pairs of socks will do that for a girl. Since I'm not a broken record, not working on my knitting skills nor am I in dire need of... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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1998-ish Once upon a time, long, long ago, in a life mostly forgotten now, I did counted cross stitch on linen. Thirty-six threads to the inch, I believe. This may explain why knitting charts aren't a big deal to me.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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There was going to be a ponder about social media, neediness and how I'm not anywhere near the most insecure person in the room. Then I realized that I would be either preaching to the choir or talking to folks... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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Posted May 10, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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After uncovering the dining table and finding all my fabric cutting stuffs, I realizes that I could not find my bias tape making thingy. Is it just me or does it look a bit like a cake decorating tool? A... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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History making socks as no other pair has taken as long as this pair took. o.O I found out about the yarn, Patons Kroy Socks Ragg Shades, in January and had to get my hands on some. Happily, my local... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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While out running errands, I wandered into the Joanns with the strange layout. A very deep and narrow space that I find slightly confusing for some reason. I had a moment of worry when asking for seersucker because the lady... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Shut Up & Knit!
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