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yarndemon
I'm happily married, and have a cat named Pogo
Interests: knitting (duh), spinning, crochet, music, movies, sci-fi, sailing, chocolate, walking, 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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Just sayin'. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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The substance is the chocolatey goodness that is Nutella™. For a person who has diabetes, Nutella™ is like a flame to a moth. If a jar of Nutella™ is in my house, given half or even a gazillionth of a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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Oh, snickerdoodles. How I detested thee as a child. My sister, Rachel, used to make them a lot, I suspect because it took basically the stuff we always had on had, meaning they were incredibly cheap to make. There were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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I worked on getting the neckline and front bands of the Beekeeper Cardigan over the last week, and it took about 5 or 6 hours. Then I knit the left sleeve on Saturday, and I knit the right sleeve on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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Hey everyone, it's the crazy bee lady buzzing in again! I knit all day on Saturday and Sunday, and I finished the length on the body: On Saturday I got about halfway down, and finished the body on Sunday. Sorry... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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I made it to the sleeve divide. It's beginning to resemble a sweater! Yayyyyy I finally made it! Now I will buzzzzzz down the body making only bees and NO MORE RAGLAN SLEEVE INCREASES! Do I sound bitter? A bit.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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It isn't much, but it's a start! I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't get further on it. I wanted to get to the division of the sleeves, but I am about 20 rows from there. Did I mention that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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Hehe. I finished knitting my Tor Grass shawl; it needs to be blocked: So pretty ❤ And I knit 95% of a sweater for my nephew's son, but it needs to be blocked before I can sew it together and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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I thought I would be done my Tor Grass shawl by now, but I am not. One reason is I fought with a skein of brown 2-ply wool from Christopher Sheep Farm to knit these mittens: The yarn seemed really... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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Sadly, I could not find the second skein of the black fuzzy yarn anywhere. It disappeared into the gaping maw of my yarn room and could not be found. So sad. But it is ok. I found leftover yarn from... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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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 May 25, 2018 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 May 22, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Feb 18, 2018 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