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Knitpicks Mighty Stitch yarn review

By now you probably all know about my undying love for Knitpicks. They are a great source for budget yarn that isn't 100% acrylic, and I love ordering basics from them--things like everyday sock yarn, solid colors, and yarns I need in larger quantities. Their Shine and Comfy lines are two of my top picks… Continue reading Knitpicks Mighty Stitch yarn review

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Stash Acquisitions

We all need something to do while stuck at home, right? Prior to the cat fiasco, I had some unexpected money come my way. I ordered some yarn (gasp! Shock!). Some of it I got just because it was pretty, some of it I got because I have personal projects planned for it, and others… Continue reading Stash Acquisitions

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Etsy Update

I'm in the process of destashing a whole bunch of stuff through my Etsy store. Phase one (yarn) went up last night, and more stuff will follow later this week. Get it while you can!  

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Crafting: 1898 Style

Our village season has officially started, and that means it's time to pick my crafting projects for the summer, the ones I'll keep in my basket to work on when I'm volunteering. What makes a crafting project okay for 1898? Obviously, Victorian women knitted, crocheted, sewed, embroidered, etc, but what other considerations does one need to… Continue reading Crafting: 1898 Style

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WIPs

If you were afraid I'd given up crafting after the past few months, fear not! (Were you scared? I was. I've hardly been crafting at all since May.) While I'm still working on the second pair of purple socks, there has been a good deal of progress made--at least, compared to the last time I… Continue reading WIPs

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Spring Cleaning

For the last few months, I've been laboring under a bad case of knitting enui. None of my projects were interesting. I didn't want to make anything. I hated all of my yarn. I'm finally starting to shake off those doldrums--I'm taking vitamin D, spring has finally arrived so I'm getting more sunshine and exercise,… Continue reading Spring Cleaning

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2KCBW: DAY 3

How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? It seems like an easy to answer question at first, but in fact organisation exists on many levels. Maybe you are truly not organised at all, in which case I am personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whatever locations you can find the… Continue reading 2KCBW: DAY 3

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2KCBW–DAY 2

In the DVD Player: Firefly Currently Reading: Torchwood: Consequences I had to work this morning, and almost didn't get a blog post in at all. I thought about just putting it off until tomorrow, but Alice and I and some friends are going to an early movie, and I still have to do the Nerd… Continue reading 2KCBW–DAY 2

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A day late…but at least I’m not a dollar short

So I was over on the Major Knitter blog, and lo and behold, it's the annual knitting and crochet blog week. Whadya know? I didn't know there was such a thing, but I figured I'd give it a shot...since really, I don't have anything else to talk about, really. I'm starting a day lay, but… Continue reading A day late…but at least I’m not a dollar short

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Teaser

  One thing that completely boggles me about Florence is the number of master painters who lived and worked in this city and yet the lighting is so terrible. Maybe things were different back in the 1500s, when there were fewer buildings, but it's hard to imagine this city as anything other than tightly packed… Continue reading Teaser