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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
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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
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Sylvi is finished! The petals are knit and sewed down, the buttons are sewed on, and it is as gorgeous as my niece Hillary is. As promised, pictures: These are abalone buttons, from a sweater kit I ordered loooooong ago.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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I have had so much fun the last couple of weeks! First, the things I have knitted: not much, actually. I have my stealth knitting project almost completed. In fact, it will be finished this week probably, and I can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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I decided after much dithering to wet block the pieces of Sylvi. My sister used to dither about lots of things, especially things she was afraid of doing. After a week of not sewing the pieces of Sylvi together, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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My New Year Socks are done! They are so sparkly and colorful! I feel like I am disco dancing when I wear them! (Beth laughs and laughs and then composes herself) I have a Sylvi update, too. I have the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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Sylvi is growing by leaps and bounds. The back is done: I have the left front done to just above the underarm: The black yarn on the side marks the increases, and the one in the middle marks what row... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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It's been a week and I really haven't worked as much on Sylvi as I thought I would have. I have worked on some other, more pressing things, but always Sylvi was waiting patiently for me to come back to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Demonic Progress
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Christmas is over with! Let the rabble-rousing commence! Like swinging from the tail of an airplane! With a mushroom and a horsehoe! And champagne! I hope the olive branch means peace :) I got a few things done for Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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Happy Winter Solstice! Here is to the shortest day of the year. Let the advancing hours of daylight begin! How is your Peace Project cowl commencing? I am very happy with mine. The Wildwood Arcadia yarn is knitting up beautifully,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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From McCall's Needlwork & Crafts Fall-Winter 1961-62: From McCall's Needlwork & Crafts Fall-Winter 1964-65: From McCall's Needlwork & Crafts Fall-Winter 1971-72: And now, a word from a sponsor: As an excuse, I can only say, it's cold. The frost has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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Blogger Christina is trying to change the world, and I think she is succeeding. Her blog The Healthy Knitter is having a 21-day tips for peace during December, and it coincides with a "Peace-along" on Ravelry, with her free pattern... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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Happy Thanksgiving! Hehe :) Sorry I haven't posted in a month; I took part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I succeeded in finishing a 50,000 word novel ... well, it's really only a novella so far, but maybe it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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I have been busy knitting a shawl, Miss Stacy's Shawl from the book Green Gables Knits by Joanna Johnson. When I was visiting my mother in law one day, I showed her the book so she could see what the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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1. I finished my Inspira Cowl that Lynne and I were making; it is a project that both of us got during the SPA back in February at Mother of Purl in Freeport, Maine. Lynne chose to do hers in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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Today I started a new project: a Daily Mindfulness Meditation Blanket. What is it? It's a modular knit scrap blanket to use up all the yarn scraps that I have accumulated. I am knitting one square a day, in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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People who know me know that I love coffee. I adore it, I live for it, it makes me happy. So, I was pretty chuffed when I heard about coffee flour. Coffee flour is produced from milling the fruit, rather... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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Jimi Hendrix playing the National Anthem I don't know what a sweater triathlon is. That is just what they call knitting a sweater in the two weeks over the Olympics. A real sweater triathlon maybe would be if you knit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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Halfway to the finish line! I can almost hear the cacophony of 200 or so Ravelry national anthems swelling the stands! My sweater is puttering along nicely: Day 4 Day 5 Look! A cute kitty! Day 7 Day 8 Nicky... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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(Previously known as the Knitting Olympics, but we can't use that name anymore since 2012) I am knitting a sweater for this year's games. Yes, a whole sweater. No, not a sweater for a doll, it is for me. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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I love that Star Trek movie. OK, this post has nothing to do with whales or Star Trek, but it does have to do with sailing and something that all knitters need -- tote bags to carry their knitting in!!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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I just love to spin now. My yarn is finally fine enough to make a 2-ply fingering weight, good for socks, and I love that. I love to turn this: into this: (Pogo's toes for scale) Then I spin it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Demonic Progress
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I love the old British favorite, Dr. Who ... the stories are fantastical, the characters are great, the actors are wonderful, the rubber-suited monsters are hilarious. But mostly, I love the scarves. (All three scarves are available on Ravelry.) Even... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Demonic Progress