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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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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 3 days ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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