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First Xmas FO

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The Cobblestone Vest is completed — the Christmas Gift Finished Object of the week! The cat really likes it. I do, too. I’ve made this before, but the ribbing has seemed too raw. I replace it with fancy Japanese cables […]

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11 Weeks to Christmas

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I’m in the middle of knitting  a Klompelompe romper. However, it is 11 weeks till Christmas. I will have to complete an average of one present a week to be ready in time. I have 13 recipients: 4 children, ages […]

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Farmlands Adventure and Taxes

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Most of my day was taken up with my tax return. As always, I found it stressful and anxiety-provoking. This is why I do it right before the October extension deadline instead of in January or April. But I had […]

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Sleep Experiment

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I’ve been experimenting with sleeping until I wake up. My Fitbit still vibrates to wake me up at 6:00 a.m., but I press the button and go back to sleep. I’ve gotten up at 6:09 and at 6:47 and — […]

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Zombie Takeover

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The reason to have an epic project and a zombie project is so that you can switch to the zombie project when you need to: for road trips, serious fatigue, conversations. I identified an epic and a zombie project, but […]

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Klompelompe

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In the course of honing my Instagram skills, I encountered a Norwegian knitting company called Klompelompe. They have one book in English and it arrived today, during a serious rainstorm, right before my car failed to start. I think my […]

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Tulsa Zoo Visit

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#1 daughter and I took the Littles to the zoo. We saw tigers, Komodo dragons, peccaries, leopards, and more. I really like the Lost Kingdom. I’d enjoy having this on my patio. There were interesting sculptures focusing on plastic waste. […]

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Lucy Hat

Instead of all the things I planned to make this weekend, I made the Lucy Hat. The reason? Mostly the wonderful feeling of knitting with Madeline Tosh Vintage. Mmmm. Also uncertainty about the Llama Wool Vest (is there another skein […]

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Swatching

I had an epic project underway — the lovely Chimera, which is actually in my Fall Collection. I’m not sure what I’ve done with it. I also had a zombie project, the Textured Vest in brown llama wool. But I […]