This is yarndemon's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following yarndemon's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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