Month: July 2017

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Baby Shower

The Good ol’ Boy’s mama and her posse held a baby shower for #1 daughter. There were some handmade gifts, and lots, lots, LOTS of baby gear and baby clothes. Embroidered rabbit and blanket was one of my favorites. The […]

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Texarkana Road Trip

Who goes on a road trip to Texarkana? We did. It was a beautiful drive through the National Forest, with one real town¬† in the middle of it. Here’s the town: Mena. Here’s the train station, perhaps the most exciting […]

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SWAP 2017: Colors

I haven’t made a full SWAP in years and probably won’t accomplish one in 2017, either. But I enjoy planning them and I am taking another PSD today, so I thought I’d plan one just for fun. The new style […]

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Froggy Evening

Yes, I frogged the sleeve. Then I watched Father Brown all evening and reknitted the sleeve.   Check out the pretty wee buttons: I will take a PSD (Personal Sewing Day) tomorrow and on Sunday as well, sewing up some […]

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Frog or No?

Is the right arm obviously larger than the left? Like, so obviously that it has to be frogged? It’s just a couple of stitches and I hardly noticed it till now, but in a sweater this tiny, it probably is […]

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Lucinda Guy

My Knitpicks summer sale order arrived. I was very restrained, ordering only yarn that I specifically needed. The Little Girl has chosen a Lucinda Guy ensemble for her Christmas present. It’s the Jack Frost Jacket from Handknits for Kids. With […]

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Energy

Scott Adams recommends focusing on a single metric when deciding how your life is going: energy. I have a good, relatively objective way to measure my energy level. I spend 30 minutes every morning doing Wii Fit step. At the […]

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Fruit Salad Yarn

This is Salade de Fruits from La Drogeurie in the Peaches in Syrup colorway. This is a bamboo/cotton blend, very soft and pretty. It came as a kit, with the pattern and buttons included. I’m making Villelaure, a straightforward raglan […]