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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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In case anyone is looking for another knitting website, Our Unraveled has started up, having 3000 members in just under a month. I just joined, so I will be finding out what it has to offer as I use it.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Demonic Progress
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I started a knitalong today, not Marie Greene's 4 Day Knitalong which I have decided to eschew this year for various reasons, but an Estonian lace shawl knitalong by Mari-Liis Hirv who is Estonian. I love the internet! Mari-Liis is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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(http://cliparts.co/clipart/2313715) On my 60th birthday, I got an email from Wendy Gaal of Knitters Brewing Company that contained a discount code, so of course I had to use it! Happy Birthday to me: I got a skein of Confootie (love... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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When Notre Dame cathedral burned, I was very sad. So much history lost ... it was heartbreaking. A building that has been around for that long has so much human existence in it, as part of it. I found a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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When my sister in law mentioned that my grand nephew liked penguins, I squeed a squee that would make a squeemaster proud! I love penguins! So I scurried off to find penguin patterns for a small boy, and I discovered... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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And I love it! It is a beautiful sweater, and I just love everything about it. I love the little golden dragons flying around the bottom. They remind me of the gold dragons and the tiny little gold fire lizards... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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Just the name evokes images of Grace Kelley, Cary Grant, and Sean Connery; of turquoise beaches, sunshine, and picturesque sails in the sunset; of people sipping cool, delicious drinks, wearing sunglasses and bikinis, and having good figures. Ahhhh, the life.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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Actually the sweater is a lovely, simple sweater and I love it; it's a great design, Drachen by Heddi Craft on Knitty issue 65, Deep Fall 2018. The problem is there is a small error in the pattern, and I... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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Back in February (I think) I got the On the Round Signature Sock club yarn that was called Fish Bowl. I of course did not take a picture of it, but this is what is left: I love this yarn.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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A long time ago in a land called Unique One-land, I used to give classes to knitters. Once I gave a class on cables and bobbles, and I needed a pattern that they could use, but nothing was exactly what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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This lovely pattern was on display at my shop, Unique One in Camden, Maine for years, and it was always very popular. It is a reversible pattern, which made it great for a scarf. It is basically ribbing with some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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Basketweave Scarf Materials: 4 40g skeins Noro Cashmel (discontinued) or 150 yards of worsted weight soft yarn with a bit of drape. Size 7 knitting needles Tapestry needle & scissors Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” Finished measurements:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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Right now the wind is howling around my house and it was freezing when I got up at five, though it is sunny now and promises to be 39° today. But it will be 54° on Saturday! 54° and raining!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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