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Lover of flip-flops and frequent toe-stubber
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I believe Autumn is finally upon us here in Colorado. I can't wait to take more walks with Jeff to look at the changing leaves. We saw a beautiful burning bush a few streets over just yesterday. This tree, however, is the lovely tree outside my window. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Snippets
I just realized in trolling around a few blogs, that I have a sincere hatred of the following expressions: 'kay, and even worse m'kay 'nuff said Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Snippets
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Snippets
Ran across this in my blog travels today and thought you might enjoy. It somehow makes me think of "Silly Love Songs" from Paul McCartney's Wings period, which happened to be playing on the radio the absolute first minute Jeff and I fell for each other - when we both... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Snippets
Those who know me will tell you that Dierks Bentley has been one of my favorite musicians for several years now, and a few months ago I happened to catch a performance highlighting some of the music off his latest album, Up on the Ridge. This is one of my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Snippets
Courtesy of Metalia, a great cover Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" by Angel Taylor: Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Snippets
Because I can't get it out of my head, I feel it is my obligation to to torture Jeff by repeating incessantly, "Are you the one they call Beowulf? Such a strong man, you are." Just thought I'd share it with you, too. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at Snippets
Unlike 99.9% of stressed individuals, instead of dreaming of nudity in a public place, I dream of wearing a smashing bra and panty set and attending a dinner party where I knit and eat Chicken Tikka Masala. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at Snippets
This just made my day. Then I shared it with everyone in the office. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at Snippets
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Mar 15, 2010
Thank you! I frogged them (sob), and I'm just going to bite the bullet and work them up with different yarn/needles. (P.S. I lucked out that the cat doesn't like yarn, cheap or expensive. My stomach lurched at the thought of your cat chewing up expensive yarn. Poor thing. Maybe we should have a cup of virtual tea together.)
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Heather is a good friend of mine - bright, beautiful, funny and generous to a fault. So when Heather recently expressed the desire to have me knit her some mittens or socks? Well, let's just say the door didn't stand a chance of hitting me in the patookus, I ran out the house in such a frenzy to get to the yarn store. I cast on the Grove Mittens from Made in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the mittens were small. Small, small. The mittens might fit my mother (who has such delicate hands that they could be mistaken for a 10 year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2010 at Fiber
I've fallen hard for the one row (handspun) scarf pattern by the Yarn Harlot. So hard, in fact, that I barely finished one scarf before casting on two more. Witness: The pattern is more interesting than generic ribbing or stockinette, yet easy enough to knit in semi-darkness while watching one of your favorite t.v. shows (i.e. Modern Family). The yarns, from top to bottom photo, are Noro Silk Garden Chunky, Elsebeth Lavold Chunky AL, and Patons Classic Wool. On a side note, this is the first time I'm using Patons, and I'm surprised that it's knitting up rather nicely, since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2010 at Fiber
Because my cousin, Casey, begged and pleaded and cast herself onto the floor in front of me, I am knitting her a pair of Mock Cable Socks. The pattern is in the book Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits , which I bought back in the summer during a trip to Oklahoma. I believe I bought it at a cute yarn store in Guthrie, called Sealed with a Kiss, in case you're interested. In any event, since I'm not one to deny a person the pleasure of knitted socks, I immediately cast on for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at Fiber
Based on the beautiful Embossed Leaves Socks pattern by Mona Schmidt (published in Interweave Knits, Winter 2005 and again in Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave ), I knit the socks for my sister. Liking the design so much, I recently decided to use some stash yarn (Cherry Tree Hill supersock DK in Wild Cherry - 1 skein) to create some fingerless mitts. I've only completed one mitt at this point, but will write up my modifications for the fingerless mitt pattern as soon as I cast on the second and take some notes. The basics, however, involve keeping... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at Fiber
I indulged in a little selfish knitting with this project, as the Druid Mittens (pattern by Jared Flood of brooklyntweed) are for my own personal use. Using Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK in Water, I cast this lovely mitten on October 18, 2008. To date, I've finished one mitten, having been struck with a dreaded case of startitis (you'll soon see what I mean as I post additional project updates). That being said, however, I intend to finish them before my birthday, so at least they will see some winter use. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at Fiber
Knit for my Aunt Donna's birthday, I believe I finally finished the Shifting Sands Scarf (pattern by Grumperina and available for free here) a mere two months late. Sadly, I did not actually give it to my aunt until mid-2009, because I am so on top of the ball. Sadder still is the fact that I did not take a photo of the completed project, and have only a work-in-progress shot. However, since that's the best I can do, I'll share: I absolutely loved this pattern. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at Fiber
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