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steph
Kentucky
wife, mom, grandma, knitter, gardener, antiquer, bookworm, cook--trying to tread lightly on this earth
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I've used ultra alpaca and it's truly a LOVELY yarn. I think you are going to be thrilled----not only with the gorgeous final product, but the process is going to be heavenly, too!!!
Toggle Commented yesterday on New Yarn, New Project at SnapShots & WhatNots
UGH. Clay. YUCK. One year (many years ago.....) i tried a garden in clay soil.....we ended up with a much needed yet very scare downpour shortly after I planted the seeds and I had mixed vegetables.....that is, what fought through the soil to come up at all. How about pot gardening? Most veggies do OK in pots. At least peppers and tomatoes!!!
Toggle Commented yesterday on more self. at lady cordelia
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Lots of choices for my next book. I scored big at the library's used book sale. I'm sort of reluctant to leap right into my next book. I just finished one of the best little books I've read in a very long time, and I just want to spend more... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at woolythyme
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of course I did!!!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on little piggy wooly heaven.... at woolythyme
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I've been there. It's real. Little piggy wooly-heaven*.... was located in Nashville, TN this weekend, and I visited it with 3 of my favorite knitting friends... one of whom brought me !!!THIS!!! (yes, that IS CASHMERE lace!!!) from a recent trip she was on (I adore souvenir yarn from other... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at woolythyme
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This is a good one! Thanks Flora Mae!
great tip, Anne! and yes, the gazillion stitch cast on....I tie the ends of two skeins together and do the long tail from each of the skeins, cutting one off after the stitches are cast on. No guessing about how much yarn to 'pull' out----you'll ALWAYS have enough. The yarn is some very very old (in the stash!!!) Debbie Bliss dk merino. (an oldie, but definitely goodie!)
I HATE (!!!) when that kind of thing happens! (and it happens way too often around here---without new glasses to blame it on.)
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If you've never had the chance to try traditional Austrian traveling twisted stitches, you might want to play with this. By knitting into the back of the pattern stitches (which twists the stitch), the pattern just leaps out at you---even with this dark yarn that ordinarily wouldn't show much of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at woolythyme
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this is going to HAPPEN someday!!! :)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on in season (socks)...are in season at woolythyme
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Ahhhhhh. Life is good. Pattern: In Season Yarn: Socks-that-Rock, lightweight Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at woolythyme
100% washable merino...very soft and 'squishy'!!! Thanks for the book suggestions!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on Books and bountiful yarn... at woolythyme
yes, these are the ones Freddy and I fight over!!! (the galatte was YUMMY!)
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on Books and bountiful yarn... at woolythyme
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When something (in this case cearnog x 2) comes off the needles, something else goes on... In Season was a 2009 Socks-that-Rock Club kit, featuring a pattern by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. (Once again, I'm a little late to the party.) I think it was pretty aptly named. Short, summertime socks that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at woolythyme
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can you tell i'm really (REALLY!!) and instagram newbie!??? :)
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on Library vs Ravelry.... at woolythyme
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This one really makes me happy.... A different, interesting construction...the grey triangle is knit first and blocked. You then pick up about 300+ stitches, double them, and add the maroon tier. When this is completed, you block again, and again pick up in the same 300+ (doubled) stitches for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at woolythyme
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i was sort of surprised when i translated the word and found it to be 'square'...????? (alt. word: polygon. I guess it qualifies as polygon, although, yep---pentagon it is!!!!)
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on cearnog... at woolythyme
I worried about that, too...since I only had play sand and not the coarser stuff. But, the pincushion is knit so densely and because it's fair isle---it's double thickness...the sand is staying in quite nicely.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2014 on cearnog... at woolythyme
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Cearnog...Irish for square or polygon... and it is! (the pattern says to stuff with roving and the oils will help keep your pins sharp....I stuffed with sand for the same reasons, but I like the additional weight) Cearnog using bits and bites of Shetland spindrift. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at woolythyme
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living here is like living in pea soup...i'd be happy to ship off some of our humidity if you'd like.
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on Playing Grandma... at woolythyme
note: they were still for sale---no one was BUYING them for $48 (but I assure you they were worth it!!!)
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2014 on Playing Grandma... at woolythyme
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It's been an exciting week around here...first off, the dehumidifier went kaput (in the scary cellar), taking the humidity level up to 98% and quickly turning things moldy and fuzzy. Lucky for us, the CandyMan and JayBob were around this week.... I heard PapaGeek and the CandyMan talking about ramps... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at woolythyme
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Same book....on the same page. BUT, I did download and listen to The Rosie Project last week, which was a total delight. Out of 1255 ratings on audible, it got a 4.4 out of 5 stars; I loved it. I bet you would, too. Since I'm still knitting on Wool... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at woolythyme
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not terribly 'fat'. but over 3 feel long!
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on weekending... at woolythyme
that's going to be easy....we have the boys all week and this afternoon i'm so tired i can hardly type, let alone pick up a knitting needle! (Hoping to recover with dinner!!!!)
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2014 on weekending... at woolythyme