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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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Today is a lovely day. There are flowers on my table: The sun is out, and I am on my porch writing a blog post. The baby sweater came out cute: My Double Scoop Shawl is going well: It’s so... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Demonic Progress
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It’s summertime! There are flowers everywhere, outside and in my house: I love flowers. Notice the wee socks in the last picture? These are some itty bitty baby socks for a baby boy. I intended to make one pair, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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These lilacs are on the table as I write this, and I occasionally lean in for a rejuvenating whiff. I also have tulips, and they are beautiful. I abandoned the Dan Brown book. I may go back to it later,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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I love Bugs Bunny. Just sayin'. Anyway. This is what is going on in Beth World. I've been reading actual, paper, not-on-a-screen books! I know, seems pretty unusual, but that is what I have been doing. The most recent one... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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Block Party Cowl Download Block Party Cowl.pdf (147.4K) Yarn: Fingering weight yarn, 450 - 475 yards Gauge: 5.5 sts and 10 rows per inch in stockinette stitch after blocking Needles: US4/3.50mm Size: 54” around and 10” high Cast on 280... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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Fiadh is blocked and came out fabulous: I’m really happy with it! The Northwest Passage Shawl is finished and blocked: Some badly photographed close ups of the details (this shawl is so huge that I couldn’t photograph it properly): It’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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Fiadh is blocked and came out fabulous: I’m really happy with it! The Northwest Passage Shawl is finished and blocked: Some badly photographed close ups of the details (this shawl is so huge that I couldn’t photograph it properly): It’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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Happy Easter early! I finished the Easter Egg KAL Arne and Carlos were having and have twelve beautiful round Norwegian-style eggs sitting in a basket: These eggs were really fun to knit! Each egg took about 3 - 4 hours... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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Hello happy people! After my last post, I grit my teeth and kept on knitting. We got some new chairs for the living room, which meant that I could knit Fiadh in my lap with my legs stretched out, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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My squishy, luscious, brick-colored yarn is done, and I am very happy with it: I got 13.02 ounces of yarn. I have no idea what it was for weight of fiber to start with. I really am sort of amazed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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I got sucked in to YouTube videos this week, all kinds of them. History videos, cooking videos, knitting and purling videos, cat videos, you name it. But I did get some knitting and spinning progress done. Fiadh is still going... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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Happy Valentine's Day! I love the red yarn I am spinning. I have two skeins done and I think there will be seven skeins total when I am finished. My skeins are about 50g in weight. I spin each bobbin... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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Sometimes you get sick of only having chocolate, ice cream and cheese curls. Sometimes, you need a real meal, with vegetables, protein, and crusty bread. I had been reading only "cozy mysteries" for about a year. Cozy mysteries are wonderful,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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Today is one of the first days that feels like winter this year. Snow is falling and the temperature here in Rockport is a chilly 18°. I just wanted to share my progress on Fiadh, and my spinning, and tell... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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I can't spin straw into gold ... but it turns out, I can spin copper pennies into yarn! I had a jar of old pennies, so I put them in a big glass jar and filled it with ammonia. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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I started spinning on January 2nd. I've finished up some red and black wool that has been a monkey on my back for the last year: Not sure what it will become. It is not particularly soft yarn, so it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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I've been keeping a private knitting blog since Ravelry decided I was a white supremacist (I am not.). It replicates the projects function of Ravelry. It has pictures of what I knit, lists the patterns, yarn. needles, start date and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at Demonic Progress
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The past two years I have made a list of goals to work on -- Make Nine. Let's take a look at how I did in the last year. One -- Knit Kitty Cat Socks. I did that! Yay! Two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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MERRY CHRISTMAS! Christmas Cherub And, listen to some Christmas music: Image by Marjon Besteman-Horn from Pixabay Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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Catnip Mouse Image by Corrie Miracle from Pixabay Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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Merry Ear Flap Hat Image by Gundula Vogel from Pixabay Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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Christmas Tags & Gift Certificates for Knitters Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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Furry Fairies Image by press 👍 and ⭐ from Pixabay Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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Holiday Night candle cozies Image by TizzleBDizzle from Pixabay Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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Waffle Stitch Washcloth Image by kirillslov from Pixabay Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2020 at Demonic Progress