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2023 Year of Projects Planning

I've been participating all year long in the Year of Projects group over on Ravelry and have very much enjoyed getting to know everyone there. Basically, it's a blogging group of like-minded crafters who post weekly about what they're working on and most of them also have a goal list for things they'd like to… Continue reading 2023 Year of Projects Planning

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 39

If you caught my FO Friday post, you'll know I finished up the Brighton socks and Terrain scarf, so I don't have much on the needles right now for knitting. I am working on the plain vanilla sock in fall colors here and there. I'm using Fiber Stash Dyeworks Twinkle Toes sock yarn in the… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 39

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 36

Running a bit behind this week while taking advantage of our 3-day weekend here in the States, but here's my update for the week. I started and finished Vanessa Smith's Stars Hollow hat using a skein of DK-weight handspun. The original roving was from Funky Carolina (a BFL wool) and dyed in the colorway Eowyn.… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 36

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 34

First up this week are my pair of finished self-striping, plain vanilla socks. Yarn is from Desert Vista Dyeworks in the 'Monkey Wrench' colorway. I used a leftover bit of plain black for the Fish Lips Kiss heels in this otherwise simple pair. The yarn base is one I generally have almost a half skein… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 34

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 33

Mostly socks to talk about this week, and I'm a bit behind for my Sunday post, so let's jump right in, shall we? I have been motoring along on the self-striping Monkey Wrench socks, with yarn from Desert Vista Dyeworks. I've finished sock #1 and started sock #2. I'm using some leftover jet black yarn… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 33

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 32

I've been focusing on some things around the house this week. For the first time in the 13+ years we've lived here, we've had an actual monsoon-type summer which means that all the weeds which have been waiting patiently in the ground have really taken off. Which means weeding. Not a favorite activity but we've… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 32

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 30

This week, I finished up my lace shawl sample, Roses of Avon, which you can see here in Friday's FO post. So I've mostly worked on socks this week. I finished up a pair of River Rapids socks (a free pattern on Ravelry) and love how these knit up. I used a new-to-me yarn from… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 30