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Sleeve Needles

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Rue Bossy d’Angles is a classic raglan sweater. That means that the sleeves are knitted down from the top as tubes after the shoulder shaping. You can do this flat, which is how the pattern is actually written, but then […]

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Housekeeping

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I cleaned my kitchen. Obviously, I didn’t clean the floor. But I washed the dishes and scrubbed the surfaces. That’s the before. The flowers screened some of the mess. Housekeeping is definitely one of the things that has been sliding […]

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Picking Blueberries

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#1 daughter, the Baby and I went to pick berries. The evening was soft and sweet, with a gentle breeze and a slice of sun. We picked a gallon between us and then bought two gallons each, plus a jar […]

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Scheepjes Stonewashed

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The Scheepjes Stonewashed arrived today. This is a sport weight yarn, or maybe DK. The yarn I bought before was StoneWashed XL, more Aran weight than DK. Absolutely not the right yarn for the Knitted Animal Friends. This is the […]

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Stargazer Lilies

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#2 daughter and I started the day with ouefs en cocotte and apple and cherry crisp. We continued watching Good Omens for a bit and then headed up to #1 daughter’s place. We played with The Baby and had lots of […]

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What to Knit Next

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#2 daughter came into town for a final visit before she moves across the country. I’m sure this will not be her final visit, but it’s the last time she’ll be able to put her dog in the car and […]

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Mindful Dinners

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I have recuperated fairly well from spring’s busy time. This week I’ve had one or more meetings every day and I’ll have a house guest again this weekend, so it is needful that I keep balance. I still am not […]

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Scheepjes Stonewashed XL

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These are the skeins for knitting the Knitted Animal Friends. Larger than the Catona, as you can see. I think I will begin with Charlotte the Fox. I’ll put her in dungarees and a cabled sweater, plus some wee French […]