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More color work mittens

I just can’t help myself. Right now I have to knit stranded colorwork mittens. I’m on my third pair in as many weeks.

More color work mittens

I just can’t help myself. Right now I have to knit stranded colorwork mittens. I’m on my third pair in as many weeks.

I Love Blog Followers

I Love Blog Followers

Dear blog followers,

I love having you around. You make me feel listened-to.  I hope you stick around and that I can continue to entertain you.  * Warning: I talk about knitting a lot. I hope that’s what you signed up for.*

I’d like to pay tribute to a random sampling of my most recent followers. Check out their blogs. You might find a new favorite.

Bridgewater Crafts: This designer recently…

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Playing with Mom’s Drum Carder

Playing with Mom’s Drum Carder

During a recent visit home, Mom and I took some time to play with her new Pat Green drum carder. For those fellow fiber geeks who want to know, Mom has the hand-cranked Blender/Carder model. I don’t have anything to compare it to as it’s the only carder I’ve ever used; however, I can report that it was easy for a beginner (me) to use. The only hard part was attaching the drive band.

I brought…

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Gencon knitting part 5

I’ve saved most of mitten #2 for the trip home. If all goes well, I’ll get the body done by the time we make it home.

Gencon knitting part 5

I’ve saved most of mitten #2 for the trip home. If all goes well, I’ll get the body done by the time we make it home.

Gencon knitting part 4

I spent a couple of hours knitting in the Gencon Open Crafting Room this afternoon. It’s such a lovely, quiet room and a welcome break from the Saturday crowds. Sadly I do t have much progress to show you on my mittens. I ended up ripping back to the cuff of mitten number 2 after discovering a dropped stitch.

There were lots of other crafty things to enjoy at Gencon today, however, even though…

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Gencon knitting part 3

A linen top. Working on the stockinette body. Great game knitting. I don’t have to pay attention to it.

I’ve only knitted a few inches of this today.

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Also an awesome handmade hat.

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Gencon knitting part 2

I mitten finished apart from the thumb. Cast on mitten number 2.

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GenCon Knitting Part 1

I started these Selbu-Baaa-Ter mittens to keep me entertained on the long drive to GenCon. Pattern by Mary Scott Huff.

GenCon Knitting Part 1

I started these Selbu-Baaa-Ter mittens to keep me entertained on the long drive to GenCon. Pattern by Mary Scott Huff.

Popovers for Birthday Breakfast

Popovers for Birthday Breakfast

Happy birthday to me. I’m 33 years old today.

We’re visiting my parents for the week while my husband attends a grad school orientation class.  Mom offered to make popovers for my birthday breakfast. Who could say no to that? “It’ll be just like Little Women!” I crowed.

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Popovers all poofy and gorgeous, straight out of the oven.

And here's Mom "stabbing" the popovers to release the air.

And here’s Mom “stabbing” the popovers to release the air.

Mmm. Popovers with sour cherry jam. Heaven.

Mmm.…

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5 Truisms About Life That Aren’t True About Knitting

5 Truisms About Life That Aren’t True About Knitting

1. In life there are no do-overs. But there are in knitting. All the time! I started over on this Evenstar shawl five freaking times.  And every few rows I find something that requires me to tink back a bit. I do this more with lace than with any other type of knitting. Is lace somehow the antithesis of life?

My Evenstar. Oh so many stitches to go.

2. Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t…

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