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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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It's November 30th, and you know what that means ... Advent Calendar Eve! And no, the advent calendar above isn't it. Sorry. Each day until Christmas I'll feature a picture which, upon clicky-clicking will "open up" to reveal a free... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Demonic Progress
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This is the story of the tan mystery yarn from Nancy. First, I knit a shawl to use it up: That left this: So. I knit a 2 x 2 ribbed scarf to use it up: After six feet, I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Demonic Progress
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Cozy Knits from the Coast of Maine is a new e-book from Stacey Warner of Bullywoolies and Warner Graphics. Its a beautiful publication, which I would expect from Stacey, and a wonderful collection of patterns. There is even a recipe... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Demonic Progress
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I've gotten hooked on train rides from various places around the world via YouTube. Since I am highly unlikely to actually get anywhere in say, Norway, I can just pull up a video on YouTube! Best of all, I can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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I finished a few things recently. It feels good to finish things! First, in an attempt to work through The Yarn That Won’t Be Gone, a.k.a. the tan mystery yarn from Nancy, I decided to knit a shawl from it.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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On September 12, 2001, I designed this Stars and Stripes hat. It was my way of doing something, anything, in the wake of what has come to be called 9/11. The original hat was on display in Unique One until... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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October is going by fast! Halloween is almost here! (Image: hola386130) I knit some hats in October. First, I knit the Gluma beanie (free pattern) with some sock yarn scraps: The Gluma beanie is always a fun knit. Next, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Demonic Progress
I'm leaving Facebook, except for two groups I follow, but the regular stream I don't find to be anything into which I want to immerse myself. There is just too much negative energy out there. If you would like to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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I found some new websites about knitting (new to me, anyway). Mary Stephens' site ( www.maryannstephens.com ). She seems to have an affinity for stranded fair isle work. There is a page of free patterns, including Christmas balls, basic mittens,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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Pattern: All Cops Are Bastards (free download on Ravelry) Yarn: Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist (black) & Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper weight (#16 Bright Blue) Time to knit: About 10 days, in the evenings Thoughts on this hat: It’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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Hello there 😊 Is it September already?? There is a hat on Ravelry that has a well designed top, but it has ACAB duplicate stitched into it (ACAB = All Cops Are Bastards). It’s disappointing that someone who designs a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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What have you been doing lately? I've been busy. That's me, busy little bee. Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay I started fiddling around with this fingerless mitten design, and finally voilá! It's done! Download Busy Fingerless Mitts.pdf (798.4K) Busy Fingerless... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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I just knit the weirdest scarf that I have ever knit. The yarn I had was two hard balls of Berroco Boho, a self-striping tape yarn in nylon, cotton and rayon, now discontinued. One day, I found the pattern: it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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You may remember this Navajo plied yarn that I was proud to make since my stroke: I wanted to knit it up to see what it looked like, so I started knitting a hat with it. I estimated that it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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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 Jun 28, 2020 at Demonic Progress
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(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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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