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Meg McG
Interests: Knitting, crocheting, yarn, looking at yarn, shopping for yarn, reading what other people do with yarn.
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Look at that happy face! My nephew, 5, loves his new hat and his sister is almost wiling to tolerate hers :) Their brother was a little upset he didn't have one too but when I showed him the photo of yarn I was going to use and promised his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Yarn Thoughts
Above are two wobbly Pre-blocked hats. The green and purple is a Turn A Square by Jared Flood and the orange is a basic hat pattern and I used Color by Kristin (I adore this book) for the color work charts. I feel so dexterous when I knit left and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Yarn Thoughts
Still plugging away. I forgot I volunteered to make the birthday cake! And of course I didn't have frosting so I made my own. Side note: Best frosting EVER! Whisk 1 cup of milk and 5 tbs of flour, heat on medium, stirring to prevent scorching until it's thick, about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Yarn Thoughts
There are so many things wrong with this picture. The story this photo tells is a war story, filled with setbacks and peril, with faint glimmers of hope. I don't even know how it ends. Two things are fairly obvious, there is a cup of coffee and I'm on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Yarn Thoughts
It's been 238 days since my last post. It's amazing what has happened between now and then. This is supposed to be a place to write about knitting but I can't explain my absence without writing about my personal life. My husband is an alcoholic. We started dating at 19... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Yarn Thoughts
11 days since my last post. Helllloooo slacker! There was a super secret embroidery project I was making for my friend Heather. And of course I didn't photograph it! But that was where all my knitting energy was going. I love embroidery. It's relatively fast, easy and if you make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at Yarn Thoughts
My little one is home sick today and napping. I'm cleaning and disinfecting everything I can today. I decided to take a break and sit at the computer and instead of playing my 12,469 th game of Bejewled Blitz on facebook I would blog a bit. That game is seriously,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Yarn Thoughts
Starting out 2011 and I have no projects planned. No knitting goals or resolutions with knitting. Me, knitting and yarn have developed a nice cozy relationship where we're all happy. I've been doing great stash diving which isn't hard when you about 300 skeins of yarn. It's not that I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Yarn Thoughts
These are 2010 bananas. Mushy, rotting, over and past their prime! A little symbolism there. Bruised and battered. Not very bad on the whole, but not really appetizing either. Plenty of sweetness but very little substance. Take these old 2010 yucky juju bananas and mix them up with 3/4 c... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2011 at Yarn Thoughts
I don't even know how much snow has fallen. 6 inches? 12? Hard to say as it's all been blown around in 30-50 mph gusts, but it's a cold mess out there. Therefore I extended my long weekend by another day and stayed hunkered down, venturing out to shovel and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
7 am on Christmas Eve and there's a lull in the house, the inhale before the big exhale. There's plenty left to be done in the cooking, wrapping and cleaning departments. And I have to run out to get a few last things. And my family of 14 is coming... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
It came to my attention recently that not all Christmas-celebrators know what an Advent Calendar is. I was very surprised. I had just gotten an advent calendar from the Christmas Tree shop. It's a wall hanging with 25 little pockets and you move an ornament one day closer to 25... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
This morning me and the family pull into the train station where I get dropped off everyday. As we pull into the lot I say to my husband, Why is there a city bus in the parking lot? Then I read it's little electronic sign and I realize it's to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
8 days have whizzed by in a moment. I totally blew Nanoblopomo. Maybe next year. Maybe January. I have been knitting, knitting, knitting where I can. Baking, craft making, traveling and avoiding the dust bunnies like they're rabid. This is my older son modeling the last hat I designed. This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
Not blogging today. Busy. Left knitting at work. Must start other project. Watching TV, doing laundry, tidying up and going to bed early!! Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
Today was a party in Rhode Island where I gifted a mom-to-be a new hat for her little guy. This hat is going to be written up as my next pattern but I enjoyed making it so much I want to make a second one and take time to photograph... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
Weekends are always wicked busy. After working 37.5 hours, commuting for ten and sleeping for oh, say 30-35 hours in a 5 days I have to jam in 3 or 4 days worth of activities into every weekend. It's a lot to do! My poor yard, I just know we're... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
What I want for Christmas: Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
When one's camera batteries are as dead as one's motivation to look for them one must change blogging tactics. I wanted to show off a pair of mittens I made that I'm about to give to my sister so I drew a picture of them: Aren't they just exquisite? I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
It's one of those tricky November evenings where the air is soft and cool and the light is all plump and purply; it almost feels like we'll skip past winter and roll right into spring. It will probably sleet and freeze tomorrow ;) I got a sudden invitation to a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
I did not write yesterday, not a lick. While I don't actually post every single day, I have written every day. It was Sunday, there was a birthday party, weekend work, cleaning, a visit with my sister. So by the time I was going to bed I was too tired... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
I made this hat about a year ago, it's by MaryLou Egan and it's a fantastic pattern whose name escapes me at the moment. Spiral rib? Anyway, I made it for my husband in an adult size and had so much fun making it I did a second one for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
It's 11:12 PM and I almost didn't write today! Eep! Here's the plan, going to bed and reading about different kinds of sock toes. I have some interesting ideas and as soon as I am able with some free needles I've got PLANS. Good plans. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
This is one ball of Valley Yarns superwash wool. Not to bad for $3.99-20%! I got this yarn at Stitches East from the Webs booth. This cowl is coming along pretty freaking slow compared to the last one. 3 stitches to the inch versus 6 so I guess it's technically... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts
I have two kids and my older sister has 4 plus one she's fostering. 6 out of the 7 are 5 years old or younger, I call them the kidmob. Cause they're NUTS! Today my sister and her older daughter went off on a field trip for school, I stayed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at Yarn Thoughts