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Jenn Olson
Crazy Person on the loose...
Interests: drawing, doodling, art, art journaling, mixed media, knitting
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I'd been job searching for about a year. I gave up.I made this site all fresh and pretty. I intended to focus on art & knitting...and maybe some outside blog designing. I intended to market my creations and try to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I've had no time to knit lately and it's really making me sad. This hat took me a whole month to finish. Bah! Not that it wasn't worth it, but it just never takes me that long to knit a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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Just a quickie. Super soft and scrunchy cowl I made up for my mom's birthday. I improvised this pattern as follows: Provisionally CO 46 Knit 2 skeins in seed stitch Slip first edge stitch on each side (this makes a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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So...maybe you noticed that this little old piece of www. has undergone some changes...I think I may redesign this spot more than I actually blog-but that's a different story for a different day. This summer was a blur, quite frankly,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I've been busy...fingers flying on lots of fun yarn-y projects. I don't post a lot of details here, other than say... yarn & pattern used. Simply because I detail most of my projects on my Ravelry page. Not on Ravelry?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I'm so embarrassed! I looked at the date of my last post and...well..almost TWO months have gone by? What the heck have I been doing? I looked back through my limited collection of photos and realized that every activity the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I've heard this rumor that in some parts of the country it's actually spring...still holding out for some consistency in that department. I still feel a little 'winter-y' in that I've been holed up knitting and dabbling with some art.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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Oooh! My favorite holiday is right around the corner and I'm really hoping this is the year I catch a Leprechaun! :) Just in case it counts for extra lucky points, I gave this little spot on the web a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I always cringe when I hear of people saying they'll never learn to knit or it's boring...most times I learn that said people are learning to knit starting with a scarf...Yikes!! I say--if asked--start with a hat!!I recommend learning to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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Happy President's Day...is that the correct sentiment? However you'd like to say it, I hope it's a nice day. I slept in. Took a long shower. Drank a spinach smoothie and am now writing this little bit and sharing some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me about yourself. I enjoyed reading every comment and it proved to me, once again, how the web can bring together an amazingly diverse group of people that enjoy common... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I've been excited for February for a while now...I'm not usually a huge Valentine's Day fan...but I do like the excuse to bandy about some pink, maybe set somebody up with some fun handmade love and post here for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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So...Christmas flew by. New Year's Eve & Day flew by. Lots of family time and celebration. Very low key...nice, nice, nice. I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of normal life. This is the first (and only?)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I mentioned in my last post that I met Amber on Ravelry, who asked me to create an art piece for her. I was happy to do so and we had a nice little trade. She let me know she... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I'm still caught up in lots and lots of holiday makings...how about you? I wanted to take a little time (before I forgot...because, sadly, that happens a lot, lately) to put up some winter/holiday journal pages. These are a little... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I confess, I've been knitting like a fiend. Pretty much ignoring all else...housework, email, holiday decorating...everything really. Not sure why I didn't have much knitting mojo this summer, when it would have been in my best interest to knit gifts...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I'll be honest, I never feel that I'm as thankful as I should be...I can also admit that it's something I am working on. I had a huge dose of thankfulness this past week and my heart feels fuller than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I've been a long time admirer of Lori Vliegen and her style of art, especially her lettering and letter forms. How excited was I when she opened up a workshop to learn some of her techniques? Uhhhmmm...beyond very? LOL I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
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Not too much to say...getting some quick fall knits done for future gifting. October Leaves Fingerless mitts out of Casbah sock yarn in the Pumpkin colorway...delish and totally wish I was keeping these for myself! pattern here/yarn here Caliper hat... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
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So. A week ago I did something really stupid. Stupendously stupid. I wanted to make some baked apple slices--you know, the ones you've been eyeing on Pinterest? Yeah, those. Well, my knife skills will never get me onto Food Network,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
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Good blogging routine, what? I guess it's that time of year where I re-evaluate what it is that I'm actually doing here and why. I use this blog for so much. A personal history. Project sharing. Art sharing. I talk... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I seem to go in this cycle of craftiness wherein I'm either A. not feeling crafty at all or B. so busy with so many different projects I can't see straight. I'd be really excited to find a happy medium!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
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I'm sure I'm not the only one who is in disbelief that summer is winding down! This month is flying by and it seems there's something planned at least every weekend for the rest of it. This last weekend was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes
Wow!So many great pics. Enjoying reading about your week...so glad I'm not the only one who is made to wear certain beautiful adornments! :) You'll have to give a review of the shrimp salad...looks delicious. Happy Wednesday!
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Just a few doodles to share since last week. Not many words to say. Kitchen coming along. Living with the latte color for a while...considering one of these two colors for the walls and one of these two fabrics for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Jenn Olson Makes