secret santa

Dec 18th, 2007 books, knitting, swaps, work
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Christmas came early this year! Rob’s mom got me a gorgeous wooden swift, which perfectly complements the ball winder he gave me on my birthday. I had such a delightful time winding off the lovely Karen’s Heavenly Creations sock yarn that was hand-picked by Louisa (my SP11) to go with my sneakers. I’ve photographed and blogged this yarn before, but I’m very excited to see…

high hopes

Dec 2nd, 2007 books, knitting, work
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I had high hopes of using the results of our wintery storm yesterday for blog material. On one hand, being cooped up inside yesterday worked wonders for knitting productivity, but on the other hand, the rain last night washed away my intended backdrop for the progress shots. So, instead of natural light on show, I present: indoor lighting on bedspread! As you can see I’ve…

crosswalker socks

Nov 27th, 2007 books, knitting, other, patterns
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As I hoped, the holiday weekend gave me lots of time to finish knitting my Crosswalkers Socks and do the bulk of the work of getting the pattern available on the web. As with seemingly everything in my crafting life, finishing one thing (like knitting a pair of socks) only leaves me with even less time and more things to do (like learning to fix…

National _________ Month

Nov 5th, 2007 books, knitting, work

Welcome to November, it’s National Jump on the Bandwagon Month you know! I’m amazed at the number of different NaMo’s around the internet these days, and comfortable with my decision to not join in any of them. It’s like all the video game preview videos I watch over Rob‘s shoulder. Every time I see one that looks like it would grab my attention, I realize…

finish-itis!

Sep 30th, 2007 books, knitting, work
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Today I have finish-itis (not to be confused with Finnish-itis!), and I’ve enjoyed the great satisfaction of finishing both a knitting project and a much enjoyed book. The knitting has been a modified version of the Urban Rustic Gloves from Sarah Sutherland in Knitty winter ’05. This was a great project for a weekend, as I knit one glove in each of my recent days…