WIP Challenge: July Update

I am still struggling with this. It’s not even that I’m not working on old WIPs. I worked steadily on two really old WIPs last weekend, but I’m not finishing anything still… Current WIP Count: 46, same as last four months… It would be up one, but I didn’t get around to casting on my new […]

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Canine Adventures

Y’all. I cannot believe it. I have been “knitting” for more than two decades and crocheting almost as long. I thought I had experienced just about every yarn-related hardship, but I was wrong! To quote Master Yoda, there is another. My family took our annual trip to the lake with some family friends. One such […]

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Three Years of Adventures

I’ve made it! The leather (or crystal?) anniversary! I appreciate you all who continue reading my words, whether you’ve been here since day one or if you just found the blog. It’s definitely gotten me out of my comfort zone and pushed my crafty skills to new heights. Sadly, I do find myself in a […]

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A Problem Solved with More Yarn

It couldn’t be done, they said! You may recall in my little gauge experiment, I was torn between two designs: the Captiva Crop (Ravelry link) and the Knot Front Crop (Ravelry link). I asked for people to weigh in, and here’s the answer I got: Do you ever have one of those moments when you […]

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Summer Vacation: Gauge Experiment

I’ve officially kicked off my Summer Vacation! My first stop is New York City and I chose the Gauge Experiment prompt. I have this lovely new hand-dyed cotton from Th’red Head Designs: Cortina. It screamed at me to be a summer top, and I’ve narrowed it down to two patterns: This is the Captiva Top, […]

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Me Made May: Week Four

This last outfit was a doozey! Wanted to finish the top I had started for the Yarn Social Springtime Tee Party and a pair of shorts to go with them. The shorts were easy enough, if I could just follow the directions… The seam ripper came out more times for these shorts than any other […]

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WIP Challenge: May Update

It didn’t go as bad as I hoped! If I had had another 24 hours, I would have two less WIPs, I’m sure of it. Me Made May didn’t even throw me off that much. It just upped the Squirrel count considerably, but I did say if that was all that happened, I was a […]

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On the “Road” Again

After all the fun that was had during last year’s Yarn Social Bingo, how could I pass up on another summer yarn adventure?! This year, Yarn Social is doing a Summer Vacation. It is a little more confusing than bingo, but it’s not too bad: you pick a “trip,” and the number of miles on […]

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