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Margene
Mountain lover, knitter, and reader living in Utah.
Interests: knitting! spinning, hiking, blogging., reading, grrlfriends Postcrossing
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That quilt is amazing!! Good for you in buying it, enjoy its beauty, and for planning to give it some TLC! Your top will be perfect for Mexico!
Toggle Commented yesterday on 3TT: Making/Doing & Dreaming at knitorious
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If it were me I would start Ray's Crop (it looks like a quick knit) and a bunny at the same time. You can bounce back and forth as they call to you. I like having a couple of projects because a futzy project needs a fun project as accompaniment. At least you have some really nice choices in your queue! A friend is buying me a kit for Romi's new mystery shawl (she's at Stitches West) which is a (one of many) birthday gift to myself (70 deserves A LOT of gifts). I'll start as soon as she gets it into my hands!
This sweater is a success! You really hit this one out of the park. You'll be wearing it for years to come. Every sweater has moments of SLOG, but this one had a big payoff!!
I must admit I didn't know much about the Biltmore other than its name and resident. What an experience to see it, walk through it, and be awed by its amazing EVERYTHING. The scale of it blows me away just in your pictures. The orchids are stunning and I really love the black variety as it isn't one you'd see in your local grocery. Thank you for sharing this experience!
Toggle Commented yesterday on (Last) Weekending at knitorious
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I've often wished for a emojipedia and have even looked on line but I guess I didn't know what to call it. LOL Some of the new emogis are just too weird (for me). I'm sure they'll have a use for someone.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Here We Go at Stepping Away from the Edge
That is a beautiful article. Yesterday had me thinking mostly about kindness as it seems in short supply at times. It's quite easy to do something nice for someone in almost every setting. Letting someone in line in front of you because they have few items or a fussy child, giving someone a smile when they seem to be frustrated or unhappy. More and more I think our little kindnesses can have an impact. We NEED kindness to spread. Thank you for sharing this essay for Valentine's Day.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on XOXO at Stepping Away from the Edge
Very nice! I love the texture of the ribbing! Your finishing looks masterful...perfection!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Sneak Peek at Stepping Away from the Edge
I love the color of the dried hydrangea! The landscapes are so beautiful in winter, no matter the weather (if we're willing to see with clear eyes).
A bike trip through Scotland sounds amazing! Did the trip have anything to do with your decision to hire a trainer? I love having a trainer and I'm not surprised you do, too. So glad you only had a bit of snow as we got a wallop of 15"! Overall, the weather this winter has been a crazy.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2020 on Some Surprises at Stepping Away from the Edge
The sweatshirt is much more your style! I love it! Often I'll cut the neck off t-shirts or sweatshirts because they're so tight. I like your restyling and think I'll give it a go, too!
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2020 on So Much Better at Stepping Away from the Edge
The sweater isn't dreary (to me), it looks more classic and classy, a soft and neutral gray that will be just.the.thing!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2020 on Just Like the Sky at Stepping Away from the Edge
We have a gloomy week ahead and I'll be using your link to keep the sunshine inside me! We have 15" (and growing) of a white mess outside our door after yesterday's 61! Your word is right on and it is scary to think about what's happening.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2020 on Happy Monday at Stepping Away from the Edge
Your mom was an amazing person and the pictures you share are always fun to see. I love her as queen! I love remembering my mom on her birthday. She's been gone 30 years and while the loss is easier to bear she is still missed! My sister is putting together a book of pictures and stories from her life that will be a lovely keepsake for us all.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2020 on Queen at knitorious
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That color way is gorgeous! I enjoyed working with a trainer and loved how much regular workouts changed my body. Right now I'm working out in an Arthofit gym, all exercise is geared towards people with knee or hip arthritis (with some total body workouts). It's low key and basically about movement and strength.
This is a great collaboration! If you're struggling having someone to help you be accountable is helpful. A monthly blog post about fitness is certainly a motivator, too. I look forward to hearing what works/
We've had very little snow in the valley, but a good (not great) year in the mountains. We've had quite a bit more sun than you, but it's been dreary, rainy, gray, even foggy, for a week. I am most grateful for our no inversion January! I am also very grateful the month is almost over! I think, MAYBE, there are snowdrops coming up in my front garden! YAY!!
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2020 on January Blahs at Stepping Away from the Edge
This is a creative and rewarding way of doodling. This is a piece you could play with a add to for a long time to come. The change of color from light to dark, the gold really pops with all the deep blues and browns. Fun work!
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2020 on Counterbalance at Stepping Away from the Edge
Your words always fit you so well (from my perspective). This a great word for you, for your lifestyle, for your progression through words, for your year!
I'm a big fan of dryer balls! Bought sets of three made of alpaca fiber at a local fiber festival years ago and have loved using them. I think the load drys more quickly as it fluffs the clothes. The comforter would never dry well without them! I wonder if the balls set off your sensors because they're already dry? Just a guess.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2020 on Monday Means at Stepping Away from the Edge
Your trip to Mexico will be a wonderful celebration! We had our 40th on Saturday! We celebrated with a dinner for a handful of friends. Who knew we'd make it this far? How lucky are we? xo
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2020 on Thirty-five at knitorious
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A plain gray sweater will get so much wear! You'll grab it constantly, surely. I'm a fan of knitting sweaters in pieces, but when I have knit in the round my sleeve gauge is always way tighter than the body. You'll want to try a swatch to make sure your sleeves gauge doesn't change. I go for magic loop if I knit in the round (and go up a needle size).
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2020 on Plain Vanilla at Stepping Away from the Edge
That bird garland just screams spring! I'm over Christmas the day after and can't wait to put away the decorations. Love the artwork Alison gave to you. It could not be more perfect!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2020 on Weekending: Switching Gears at knitorious
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I'd love to knit this sweater. Since you went down a couple of needles sizes it might be worth the time for me to swatch for it. You look great in the sweater and I love the color on you!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2020 on Elorie! at The Woolen Rabbit
I've read Fever, but now I'm interested in Yes Again, Yes!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2020 on Read With Us: Fever at Stepping Away from the Edge
The zeitgeist may ultimately be globalization, but we'll be dealing with misanthropy for the near future. Or it may well be we'll be bouncing back and forth between the two for generations to come. The book is exactly what I've been looking for. I'd like to find a similar book from the perspective of the right just to see if there is hope we'll find true focus. Parasite is the one movie I'd like to see this season. Smith is just too busy for us to spend much time at the movies.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2020 on Back At It at Stepping Away from the Edge