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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
Recent Activity
Well, the stratosphere anyway. And gosh, is it windy up there! (Image by lisa870 on Pixabay) I just finished a shawlette called Stratosphere by Claire Slade and I love it very much! The kit was a Christmas gift to me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Demonic Progress
February. The shortest month of the year, overwhelmed by the two longest months of the year, January and March, is the sorriest sibling of the months. I'll try to make it better. I finally finished my Turquoise Zebra Blanket!!! I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Demonic Progress
Brrrrrr. I shouldn't complain; the Midwest of the US and Canada are in a deep freeze so deep that it may be July before they warm up. And, it is going to be much warmer here on the coast of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at Demonic Progress
So I was reading in the forums on Ravelry, and I came across the Make Nine Challenge. Apparently I miss a lot by not being on Instagram: I have an account, but never use it at all. Anyway, the Make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Demonic Progress
Remember this? That's Abayomi, designed by Donna Yacino for Berroco. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it, and I reeeeeally wanted to knit it. I ordered the yarn for it quite a while ago, like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Demonic Progress
Hellooooooooo everybody! I haven't posted much, but I have been here. Here are a few pictures of my knitting: A Farmall tractor sweater for a young gentleman (my own pattern) A sunny yellow (my picture sucks) Bandwidth Tunic for a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2019 at Demonic Progress
Have you heard of a website called Stitch Fiddle? I hadn't. I decided to check it out after seeing what a woman was doing with it on Facebook. It's a website that is also a program that allows the user... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Demonic Progress
Once upon a time (don't you just love stories that start with this?) there was a clever little girl who lived with her parents and younger sister and kitties and a dog on the chilly coast of Maine. For her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Demonic Progress
Just sayin'. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Demonic Progress
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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