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Year of Projects 2022: Week 51

Checking in as we move towards the end of the year. I always love this time of contemplative planning and relative quiet. Gifts are all wrapped and sent, and work is relatively quiet. It's been very cold here (single digits in Farenheit) so we've had a warm and cheerful fire going most days, which is… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 51

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WIP Wednesday/YOP 2022 Update

A bit late or a bit early with my update for this week - take your pick. Last week was a rough one. My elderly cat suffered a stroke on Tuesday mid-morning and while the vet said "maybe she'll regain some function", it was obvious that she wasn't improving, so Thursday I made the difficult… Continue reading WIP Wednesday/YOP 2022 Update

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 12

Lots of finished things to talk about this week. I can finally share the preview knit I was working on for one of Brooklyn Tweed's spring design groups: Oiva. This is a VERY generous scarf - I'd even call it more like a narrow stole - with tons of texture. The pattern includes a textured… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 12

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Year of Projects 2022 – Week 5

This week, I finished up sock #1 of the By Naughty Design pair. Pattern is from Hunter Hammersen and yarn is from Long Dog Yarns, their Bounce Sock Yarn in A Shortcut to Mushrooms colorway, the first of their LOTR-themed club colors. These are a bit fussy to work with lots of twisted stitches but… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022 – Week 5

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Year of Projects: Week 4

This week, I'm working on a new spinning project. I have a lot of handcarded batts in stash and I decided that I would tackle a set of those next. These are from KCKnits on Etsy (although I think her store is permanently closed) and the colorway, Princezna Hyacinta, is inspired by an Alphonse Mucha… Continue reading Year of Projects: Week 4

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 1

I took advantage of a few days off to organize my proejcts for 2022 and start a few things: I cast on for a pair of plain vanilla socks, using a self-striping sock yarn from Desert Vista Dyeworks. The colorway is Halley's Comet, and it's alternating stripes of a dark blue and a lightly speckled… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 1