Share List I’m still under Black Friday’s thumb, so on Saturday I dyed more yarn. I haven’t made much progress on my current knitting project since Black Friday is a needy little bitch. Dyeing is much less demanding, only needing attention in short bursts. This time out, my friend Maarit picked peach mango. Amy asked […]

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Share List I’ve been quiet. But see, there’s this thing called “Christmas” coming up, so blogging about what I’m working on is kinda not happening. But I can give you a sneak peek at the yarn I dyed for two of my secret Christmas projects.

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Share List A co-worker has a baby, I make a hat. That’s just how it works, you know? The latest co-worker baby, a girl, arrived in February, and I have been trying to make a hat ever since. Trying. And, ohhh, is it trying. The yarn was simple enough. I recycled a bunch of yarn […]

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Share List The Secret of NIMH is one of my favorite movies from my childhood. I found it on DVD a few years back and had to bring it home with me. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it held up all these years later. In the movie, there’s a black crow named […]

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Share List Hello there, adoring public! (All three of you!) I left the city for the weekend and made a very deliberate decision not to take my laptop with me, otherwise I might’ve blessed you with a post. I have a collection of little stuff to write about now, though. TrainCrocheting! I spotted a fellow […]

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Share List I finally, FINALLY finished unraveling the Ralph Lauren sweater! I had band-aids on my fingers at the end since pulling the yarn was cutting into them so hard that they were on the verge of blisters and blood. That would have been no good. Anyway, if my ad hoc yarn measurement technique is […]

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Share List Since I was a bored kid tagging along with my parents to various antique shows at the county fairgrounds, I’ve collected vintage Dr. Pepper bottles. I think it started off as a way to keep me out of trouble at those shows since bottle sellers were ubiquitous and Dr. Pepper bottles were a […]

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Share List The purple-blue yarn I dyed on Friday night has finished drying, so I wound it into hanks this afternoon and took pictures. I named this one “Blueberry Cobbler”. I used roughly 400 yards of the merino/mohair blend I recycled from the Ralph Lauren sweater. It is lusciously soft. I need to make something […]

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Share List So, this is a knitting blog, and all I’ve been talking about is unraveling sweaters and dyeing yarn. Which are definitely related to knitting, but which are not actually knitting. HEY LOOK I KNITTED SOMETHING!    I’m calling it the Pop Rocks Cowl. Why Pop Rocks? The colors on this yarn remind me […]

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