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Long time coming

Sometimes, I knock out a project in a couple of hours. I pick up my needles and before I've realized it, it's been six hours, I haven't had anything to eat or drink, I've binge watched an entire series on Netflix, and suddenly I have two hats and a shawl sitting beside me on the… Continue reading Long time coming

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The Knits of Off the Rails

I've mentioned a few times that my health since last fall hasn't been great, and this prevented me from putting out a new pattern in honor of the OFF THE RAILS release in October. If you've been chomping at the bit for something to knit, here are a few patterns I pulled from Ravelry that… Continue reading The Knits of Off the Rails

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10 Tips for New Knitters & Crocheters

The new year is a great time to learn a new skill. If your resolution involved knitting or crochet, you might find some of these tips helpful. Invest in quality supplies.  I totally understand the impulse to spend as little as possible on a new hobby, especially if you're not certain you'll enjoy it. But… Continue reading 10 Tips for New Knitters & Crocheters

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Recent Projects

Lately I seem to be late for everything. I've had a lot going on the last few months, and executive dysfunction (a side effect of mental illness in which it's difficult to process priorities, manage time, and basically "adult") has been really bad. I can usually pick one thing to accomplish each day, but more… Continue reading Recent Projects

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Finished Object Friday

I've been trying to get some languishing works in progress of my desk lately, both in the form of craft projects, patterns, and writing projects. This hat uses up some scrap yarn and a bunch of handspun I've had for years but never used. I love to spin, but I'm not a big fan of… Continue reading Finished Object Friday

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Welcome Back

Did you miss me? I know August just FLEW by. I took a break, and I can't even remember most of it! I did get a chance to get partially caught up on some editing, however, and we did some much needed work around the house that has been neglected for...well, months, really. So, saddle… Continue reading Welcome Back

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Finished Object Friday

I finished crafting projects this week, and surprise, surprise, one of them DOESN'T involve yarn! I got the idea for this shawl right before symposium, and it was the project I took with me. I actually finished it about two weeks ago. It's a great wrap I can just stick in my purse when we… Continue reading Finished Object Friday

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May Wrap Up

The Books 25. The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas 26. Cold Days by Jim Butcher 27. Odd Girl Out by Laura James ND A short month this time in terms of reading. I've been doing a lot of reading, but I've also had some deadlines working against me. All three books this month were wins. The… Continue reading May Wrap Up

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Finished Object Friday

Despite the fact that our weather is (finally) heating up, my knitting mojo has been going in force. You wouldn't know it, though, because I'm currently in that black hole of knitting on several large projects, where I knit and knit and knit and nothing seems to get bigger. I did, however, knock out this… Continue reading Finished Object Friday

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New Book, New Pattern!

THE FERRYMEN will be out tomorrow, but you can still set up a pre-order on Amazon. As an added bonus, I've set up a new pattern to go with the book! This easy sock pattern can be found in my Ravelry shop, or on the Patterns tab at the top of the page. The ankle… Continue reading New Book, New Pattern!