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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
Well, this is a sticky wicket! I got 97% of my Line and Shadow shawl completed, down to the very last stripe of the black fuzzy contrast color ... and reached the end of my ball of black fuzzy yarn.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Demonic Progress
I am trying to talk myself either into or out of a thing ... a thing that is both magnificent (if it works) and brutally awful (if it doesn't work) ... A 4 Day Sweater Knitalong!!!!! It seems impossible, but... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Demonic Progress
Don't worry, this is not Fifty Shades of Knitting. I'm doing charity knitting when watching TV shows in the evening, and I had a skein's worth of lovely alpaca from the Maine Alpaca Experience, all in little balls, the biggest... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at Demonic Progress
DK Weight Ribbed Watch Cap Size 5US/3.75mm 16"circular and double pointed needles 300 yards DK weight yarn Gauge: 9 sts and 6.5 rows per inch measured over ribbing pattern lying at rest after washing This will appear to be really... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Demonic Progress
I finished my Pine Star hat. Mary Jane Mucklestone designed it, and, as usual, did a terrific job. It came out really lovely! I like the way the top decreases; very easy to knit it, and it is beautiful. Mary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Demonic Progress
Somehow I got some steam up, and working well into the night -- well, 10:00 p.m. -- for several nights, I got my Beachcomber Shawl done! (Usually I'm in bed at 7:00. I am a total wuss.) This shawl is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Demonic Progress
Happy Easter and April Fools! Two for one holidays! Sorry for not posting in a while. My very dear mother in law, Arline Collins, passed away on March 8, and I wasn't much into paying attention to my blog (sorry),... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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 Feb 18, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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