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yarndemon
I'm happily married, and have Nick and Nora, our two cats.
Interests: knitting (duh), spinning, crochet, dyeing fiber, music, movies, sci-fi, sailing, chocolate, walking, anime, cats, history, writing, computers, chaos theory, travel, Mayan epigraphy, computer and console adventure games, Thin Man movies, Bogie & Bacall, Lord of the Rings, Beth Orton, John Mayer, Steve Ogden, Dorothy Sayers, Linda Schele, Lynn Flewelling
Recent Activity
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My stealth knitting is over for the moment, so I am diving into my Line and Shadows shawl again! This is how far I have got over the last few days: This is how far I was when I put... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Demonic Progress
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I finished my secret knitting project just in time to do the Aroha Knits '5 Shawls in 5 Days Challenge'. It was a blast! Five itty bitty shawls, shaped perfectly! And each one took less than an hour to make.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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I haven't done much knitting that I can talk about -- I am knitting, but it is for a yarn company, and they neeeeeeed it, so that has been what I have been doing. But, in the days since my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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My brown Norderny is done! I've already worn it twice. and it fits perfectly. Good thing we have had some warmish weather this week, because it is only 25% wool and the rest is acrylic, so it isn't very warm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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It was -4°F this morning! But it will warm up this week; by Friday maybe the temperatures will hit 40°F --- woohoo! So, while it was bitter cold, I made a little hat for Theodore: I felt warmer knitting it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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I used to make resolutions in the new year: lose weight, exercise more, get a grip on my life, etc. You know what they say, better be careful what you wish for? Does the story of The Monkey's Paw come... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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I hope all of you had a good Christmas! It was snowy here in Maine, and we had a quiet Christmas. I got a lot of knitting done, though. This is what I was working on. I started this sweater... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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My purple Aran Coat for a special little girl is done! I think she will like it, don't you? I still have to steam the collar; it refuses to lie still without flipping up, something that I have always had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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I got the yarn from WEBS the day after my last blog post, and thankfully, it was the same dye lot. Thank you WEBS! It was a bit tricky to knit and to sew together, but here it is: Now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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I ran out of yarn three rows before starting the border around the collar on my little Aran Coat: I saw that I was running out when I started the collar. But the thing is, I had no idea what... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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Back when Unique One was open, there was a knitting group, and it was a lovely thing which brought people together. I thought it was about time for me to start one up on Ravelry because I missed it, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at Demonic Progress
A FREE Pattern for 24 days! (Click the link below) ♥Merry Christmas♥ Knit and Be Happy☻ Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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Need a quick, simple counter that runs in your browser? Check out Scoreboardz! Designed to keep score for several people, it's a gaming device, but I used it for counting my increases on the sleeve of the little purple Aran... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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Thanksgiving is behind us and we are starting to get into the spirit of good will and cheer. I finished the Christmas stocking that I was working on: It's so pretty! I didn't buy the colors specifically for a Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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Whoops! It is November already! I've done stuff! Stuff I Made: Purple fingerless mitts. Pattern: Sally Roger's Reading Mitts, by Sally Rogers. I used Jo Sharp DK wool. These would make a good Christmas gift! They were quick to knit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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After finishing my sheep socks, I had a lot of leftover yarn sitting in the bag looking balefully at me. Now, although I have a bajillion favorites in my "Colorwork" bundle on Ravelry, none of them sang to me. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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My sheep socks are done: Now it just needs to get cold enough to wear them! They are sooooo beautiful ... but there is a lot of end-weaving-in to do. I wove in the ends as I knit, and I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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I finally got some 3.0mm (2.5US) needles and started my Sleepy Sheep socks! That was when I just started. After an evening of TV knitting this is what I had: Things progress quickly when knitting sport weight socks! I think... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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It's back to school time! Hope all the young beasts out there are appropriately joyful (or miserable, as the case may be.) I knit some birthday presents for Georgia and Thomas and gave them to them last weekend. Thomas' should... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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I've been doing a lot of knitting, some of which I have pictures of: Purple Reyna ... I love it! I had finished it before my last post, but this is a new picture. I was working on this on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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Time goes so fast when you are not doing much at all! We watched The Wizard of Oz a couple nights ago. It was a fun return to my childhood. I remember that the whole family watched the little black... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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Backstory: In 2010 I had a pretty bad stroke, and I probably should have died, but thanks to a series of remarkably lucky events I stayed alive. I learned to breathe and swallow, eventually moving from my bed to a... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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My goodness, is it May already?? Wow. I finished a couple things. The red Mystery in March shawl is done: It's more of a scarf, a decorative scarf I guess. I like it quite a bit and it used up... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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This cowl fits closely around the neck and is a really warm cowl. If you want it looser, you can make more squares or use a larger needle. Have fun! HARPSWELL INN COWL (designed and knit at the Harpswell Inn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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I started to knit Sylvi on October 22 and finished it on March 22, so it took a long time to get it done. However, I didn't work on it the whole time. I took a few long-term breaks to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Demonic Progress