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Archive for September, 2004

Thursday September 30, 2004

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Reading about quilting online is different from reading about knitting. That Dorky Homemade Look suggests that it is because every book on hand quilting eventually tells you how to get bloodstains out of your quilt, but I think it is more the fact that they use numbers like 5/16. That level of precision is bound […]

Wednesday September 29, 2004

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

As I googled quilt binding, hoping for inspiration or even something interesting to read while I finish basting, I found a quilt pattern very like the anniversary quilt, with the name “Twisted Frenzy.” Obviously, nothing to do with a wedding anniversary can be called Twisted Frenzy, but if I make another in the future…

Wednesday September 29, 2004

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

I woke up at 4:00 am worrying. In spite of humming “When you’re worried, and you can’t sleep/ Just count your blessings instead of sheep…” I could not get back to sleep. Sad to say, 4:00 am is pretty close to time to get up anyway, so I gave up and got out of bed. […]

Tuesday September 28, 2004

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

As I roamed the knitting blogs today, I found a lot of comments on comments. I even found blogs referencing blogs commenting on comments, a sort of meta-level of commenting. First, Mayflower (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=mayflwr ) kindly linked to Mr. Joe’s rules for commenting, which forbid any boring remarks, including compliments which do not include supporting data. […]

Tuesday September 28, 2004

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

 The LJ knitting community was debating whether it was worth going out to Hobby Lobby for this week’s Lion Brand sale. I offer as exhibit A this Wool-ease sock, washed and worn numerous times with no special effort, and still as nice and cozy as the day it was knitted. It has enough wool to […]

Monday September 27, 2004

Monday, September 27th, 2004

Dweezy (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=dweezy ) asked about the front of the quilt I spent the weekend working on. The front? You want to see the front? Here are a couple of  close-ups of parts of the quilt.               And below, a picture of the whole quilt-top before quilting. This pattern is often called […]

Sunday September 26, 2004

Sunday, September 26th, 2004

The Water Jar (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=TheWaterJar ) recently posted something rather like an apology for not having a sufficiently exciting life. I think I have done the same, and I see a lot of blogs doing that — if not an outright apology, than a self-deprecating laugh at ourselves, as though the fact that we let strangers […]

Saturday September 25, 2004

Saturday, September 25th, 2004

I’ve decided that it was ungracious of me to refuse to post the DNA scarf’s picture merely because it looks the same as last time. This bothered me all the more since I intend to spend the weekend a) resting enough to get rid of my lingering virus once and for all, b) sewing The Empress’s […]

Saturday September 25, 2004

Saturday, September 25th, 2004

I don’t know any of these women, and don’t look like them either, but you know it is only a matter of time. And since I am thinking today about becoming old, I thought I would share all these nice old knitting ladies with you. We all get older gradually, day by day, so you […]

Cocktail Time

Friday, September 24th, 2004

“He was knitting a sock. He knitted a good deal, he would tell you if you asked him, to keep himself from smoking, adding that he also smoked a good deal to keep himself from knitting.” — Cocktail Time   The DNA scarf is coming along, with only 3 cable pattern repeats to go. It […]

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