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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
Recent Activity
Sharon, thank you! I think of you often! You know, I believe the badly plied purple yarn that my Diagonal Rib Scarf is knit from was originally fiber I got from you when you had that big sale before you moved to Nova Scotia. I thought of you the whole time I was knitting it!
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I just had a great knitting weekend at Wendy's house, a.k.a. the Foc'sle, filled with tons of knitting, good food, good company, a lovely dog, and a cuddly cat. It happened that everyone who was there either was currently or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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In which even horribly spun and Very Badly Plied yarn can become something warm and lovely! See, I had this yarn that I had "spun" before my stroke: It was badly spun, thick and thin, and very horribly plied. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at Demonic Progress
I remember my school cafeteria with many fond memories, partly because it also was where band practice was held and also where study hall was held, but mostly because my Aunt Lucy worked there. Aunt Lucy was the friendliest woman... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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I love Knit Camp. Marie Greene has made a great place online to meet other knitters, chat, share, and have fun. I'm enjoying myself quite a bit there. Best part? No mosquitoes! I bought a bag, a nice roomy bag... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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I got some new stuff in the mail! I ordered a yarn bowl and stitch markers (because you can never have enough stitch markers), and they came today. The yarn bowl is great for many reasons. First, it is from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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It's the last day of September. The days are getting colder. My shawl continues to make slow but steady progress: I just finished the 14th week, and there are 37 weeks altogether. At the end of October, I'll be not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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A long time ago, when I was a young thing up in Aroostook County, men needed warm socks to work in the woods in the wood-cutting business, or on the farm, and to wear hunting. They were knit in Aran... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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Summer slammed the door and suddenly, it's fall. Autumn smells different, sounds different, and feels different (it's colder!). And it tastes different too; pumpkin spice everything!!!!! Actually I haven't had pumpkin spice anything yet, but I will. Eventually. I am... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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I am being vewy, vewy quiet over here in midcoast Maine. The weather has been good, not too hot, not too cold, I have most of my holiday knitting on schedule -- mostly finished, or thereabouts, and I'll have a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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I've put my patterns on Sigle, which is a Blockstack blogging app. I plan to add a tip jar Bitcoin thing there too. The reason I am doing this is for my own security. If my patterns are on Blockstack,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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My sister in law sent over another bag of yarn that was my mother in law's; it was two skeins of sock yarn, and one had a pair of socks that she had started to knit, needles and all. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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Unfinished Objects, that is. Since my stroke, I have had between one and three UFOs (also known as WIPs -- Works In Progress) at a time, and that was fine. Just fine. Before the stroke, 43 WIPs were common, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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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 Jul 10, 2019 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