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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
( 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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