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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
This pattern has been around for a while, in a hard copy. I designed it for one of the Isaac Evans Knitting Cruises. I knit the sample in cotton fingering yarn, for a summer cruise, but it could easily work... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Demonic Progress
(Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay) I finished my Knit Camp cardigan, aka Sweater #4, and I love everything about it! This was knit in sportweight washable wool from Swan's Island in the color Cayenne, which is a bit darker and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2020 at Demonic Progress
Another beautiful day! I love sunny days. It promises to be 72° on Friday, but I'll believe it when I see it. My big spinning milestone is that I was able to successfully Navajo ply the 49 g (1.6 oz,)... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at Demonic Progress
It's a beautiful spring day on the coast of Maine! Photo by jdgrigsby from FreeImages I finished my blue-green Linus shawl a while ago. I also went to my WIP bin and took out an Absolutely Fabulous Throw kit by... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at Demonic Progress
I unraveled my Kinsale sweater. I determined that the two cones of yarn were not, actually, going to have enough yarn to knit a sweater; I got about a quarter of the way up the back and found I had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at Demonic Progress
Hi there! I'm fine, how are you? Healthy, I hope! While others have been busily sewing masks Image by Christo Anestev from Pixabay and doing other heroic things, I have been spinning and knitting and just staying home. In other... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at Demonic Progress
Welcome to Staying at Home in Maine! (Image by Jillian Schleger from Pixabay) Number three of six of the Make Nine Goal 2020 is complete: Pattern: Brookings by Marie Greene Yarn: Swans Island Sterling Collection Worsted, color: Pyrite This was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Demonic Progress
Swans Island is having a 40% off sale on yarn!!!! I can't believe it! That is huge! I just ordered some yarn for a scarf, and some Ombré & Friends Trio in Seaglass to make a Color Affection Shawl. AND... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at Demonic Progress
It's Spring! Smell the fresh air! I made a new hat that uses nupps and something that I call a "bud stitch" from a Japanese knitting stitch book. I hope you like it! Blossoms & Buds Hat Materials: Swans Island... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Demonic Progress
In this time of staying home, shopping has mostly been done online. I bought cookies, sugar free cookies, that aren't too bad. They go well with tea. Because I couldn't go to Heavenly Yarns in Belfast, they kindly came to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Demonic Progress
I woke up to one of the warmest days in the year, and it made me smile. I love spring. You may remember this yarn that I spun. It made me happy too! I knit a shawlette with it: the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2020 at Demonic Progress
My pink shawl is complete! Yay! I started the Knit-a-long from Pattern Duchess (Mari-Liis Hirv) on July 1, 2019, though it started on June 24. I was late, but caught up quickly. I finished on March 6. The shawl used... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2020 at Demonic Progress
I used to hate March, hate it with a passion. It was long and dark and snowy, but most of all, it was just more winter when I was ready to be having spring. Gahhh. This year, we haven't had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2020 at Demonic Progress
I had a great week! I completed the Mystery XII Socks by Knitters Brewing Company, Let It Snow! socks: Pattern: Let It Snow! socks by Wendy Gaal Yarn: Knitters Brewing Company Sockaholic II fingering weight, 75% Superwash Merino & 25%... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2020 at Demonic Progress
Yesterday morning it was 0°F or -1°F at my house. That was tropical though; up in Aroostook I think it was -35°F or something. Maybe even colder. So it was appropriate that I finished my Still Waters Cowl and my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2020 at Demonic Progress
On my Make Nine list of goals, I had "Spin at least an hour per week". In January I had a goal to spin 4.5 hours; I was able to spin 14.07 hours. Wowza! I made a nifty little spreadsheet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Demonic Progress
Another month has come along, and my iPhone weather app tells me that the days are now minutes longer! Woohoo! Pogo thinks January was a good month for napping. January got me with WIP-itis really bad. I had seven WIPs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at Demonic Progress
Happy New Year! I don't do resolutions, but setting nine goals for the year ahead seems fine. I give you my nine goals for 2020: ONE: Knit Kittycat Socks. I have the yarn and I planned to do it anyway,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at Demonic Progress
My Anna Karenina shawl is blocking: I didn't pin it down or even pin the points out. Why? It takes a lot of work to pin all the points out; if it were for someone else, I probably would have.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at Demonic Progress
I've been quietly knitting away on some little things, getting ready to become the Sweater Knitting Monster of 2020. (More about that later.) I knit a pair of simple socks out of that bamboo blend yarn: They are lovely, silky... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2019 at Demonic Progress
So, I was curious to see how my "resolutions", my Make Nine list for 2019, was progressing. (See the original list here.) Finish the Turquoise Zebra blanket. Done! I finished it February 15, 2019. It's been on my bed, keeping... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at Demonic Progress
I love Christmas. I love checking out each day on my Jacquie Lawson advent calendar online, and opening each little door on the DROPS advent calendar to check out the lovely Christmas knitting and crochet. On day 9 of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 at Demonic Progress
I feel so virtuous. A few years ago, maybe five? six? more? Judi stopped by and gave me some Peer Gynt yarn she was cleaning out, and she said, "Make something pretty with it." So I found a pattern for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2019 at Demonic Progress
Wow, where did that month go? Anyway. Here's my progress on the Estonian shawl that I am knitting 2 rows a day, 5 days a week: It's getting longer, month by month. At the end of December, I'll be three-quarters... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at Demonic Progress
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!