Tag Archives: knitting

Something Purple on the Needles

I’ve been in the mood to knit, but not anything overly complicated. So I rummaged around my stash and found this beautiful skein of  purple fair trade Peruvian wool that I bought years ago.  I’m going to knit a chunky … Continue reading

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K is for Knitting (really, what else could it be for?)

 Melissa Peda took this picture of a flower in her garden and posted it on her blog (100BillionStars) the other day. (She has a lovely blog, by the way. You should check it out! I am inspired every single time … Continue reading

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Slow Stitchin’ Sunday

Linking in with Slow Stitching Sunday and Wool on Sundays

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In the Spirit of Play (or how I spent my April allowance)

Last January I posted my about word for the year: PLAY! So, in the spirit of that resolution, I spent almost my entire April allowance on playful inspiration: books! I want to knit something bigger than a sock or a … Continue reading

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Off the Needles

This little set will be winging its way South tomorrow. It is a cute little car-seat size blanket and newborn hat & booties in pretty grass green that I started knitting awhile ago, before I knew Zachary was on the … Continue reading

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Works in Progress

Have you been wondering what I’ve been doing in the evenings? Well, I’ve been working hard at my Creative Writing class that I’m taking. But also… I’ve been making my six blocks for the 3×6 bee. Since I don’t have … Continue reading

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what early retirement means to me

“You think you can. You think you can’t. Either way you’re right.” I came upon this quote on Tamara Reddy’s blog, Early Retirement Journey and it jumped right off the page at me. I’ve been feeling some trepidation lately…worries that … Continue reading

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Six months of sewing by hand

Getting ready to live without my sewing room for the next six months has required a fair bit of advance planning in the quilting/craft/general handwork department. I’ve decided to concentrate on things that do not require a sewing machine. So … Continue reading

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Good Monday Morning!

Good morning! Isn’t it wonderful to have a four-day weekend? I am feeling so relaxed . And yet I feel that I have accomplished so much at the same time! On Friday Kelly and I loaded up everything that we … Continue reading

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Wow, here it is February already! I know I’m not the only one feeling blown away by how quickly the last month flew past us! This is a bit of a random post… I started a lot of projects in … Continue reading

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Needles of Birch

Needles of birch, warmed by her hands, slipping loops over loops over loops    

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Hooking up with a 2013 NewFO Challenge!

Barbara over at Cat Patches has started a new linky party for 2012 whereby we are given permission to accumulate as many UFOs (unfinished objects) as we like! In fact, the entire goal of the linky party is to start … Continue reading

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