double duty

Mar 25th, 2008 knitting, pets
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Is it breaking a cardinal rule of knit-blogging to show you a new project whose pattern AND yarn you have already seen here? Because my (yes) spoiled kitty has let me know by cuddling my edgewater cardigan that she (yes) needs a new bed made out of the sweater leftovers. I’ve made Wendy Johnson’s felted Kitty Pi before, and although it was knitted before my…

feline friday

Feb 29th, 2008 knitting, pets
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I’ve been rummaging through the archives adding older knitting projects to my Ravelry notebook. I’m glad I had this blog to help me keep records in those pre-Rav days, but I also have plenty of projects that predate even the blog, most of which I don’t have pictures of. And somehow I don’t think pictures of well-worn, used socks would look that great online. Anyway,…

sunday status

Feb 17th, 2008 knitting, pets, swaps
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I want to extend a thank-you to everyone who has helped spread the word about Pearl’s Diamond Socks. The proceeds from the donations have surpassed even my hopes, and I’m really looking forward to making the first donation on Tuesday. If you have posted about the socks & the contest, please don’t forget to post your entry on the contest page. If you haven’t entered…

darling daring

Feb 1st, 2008 pets, yarn p8rn fridays
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 In case you had any remaining doubt about whether I’m getting in to the color blue, you can now rest assured. Thanks to the tip-off over at the Lime & Violet Daily Chum, I was able to score this lovely skein from Brooklyn Handspun.  I don’t want to sound cliche, but these photos honestly don’t do the colors justice. In person, this yarn is even…

london’s pride

Jan 25th, 2008 knitting, pets, work, yarn p8rn fridays
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This week, I think I’m on a roll with finishing projects, which is somewhat rare and hopefully productive and satisfying. Last night I resurrected a six-month-old forgotten project, and I’ve finished with the Malabrigo Loafers (except for their soles and taking photographs..), so now I’m feeling free to start up something new. I’m not trying to make anyone jealous here, and I know we’ve already…