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Archive for January, 2006

Tuesday January 31, 2006

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Here is Erin, with the blue bit. In fact, this is the section of the blue bit with the error in it. It is three rows down — or at least the beginning is. Three rows before this I made an error. I discovered it, of course, on the following row. I thought “hmm… this isn’t right.” […]

Monday January 30, 2006

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Seduced by their extremely cool button, I am joining Team Wales for the Knitting Olympics. I am not in Wales, but being of Welsh ancestry, I am eligible. Actually, being partial to daffodils and crying over Cym Rhonda will do it, too. Mostly, I really like the Welsh flag. This is also among the criteria. […]

Sunday January 29, 2006

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

I love The Wall Street Journal on fashion. For example, they say that pastels and beige are the coming thing for spring. Then they helpfully explain that this is because the sales of clothes are so poor that the fashionistas were afraid people would keep wearing their old stuff rather than shopping. So they went […]

Saturday January 28, 2006

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Emboldened by your comments, I have bravely begun knitting with the blue. Craftymomma asked if this sweater is hard. As with so many things, the answer is a firm, “It depends.” If you are accustomed to color knitting and comfortable with charts, then no it isn’t that hard, because there are only two colors in […]

Friday January 27, 2006

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Okay, I am going to whine. So you can go read someone else’s blog today. I will not be hurt. I do not know this dog here — this is a picture Pokey sent me — but this is how I felt last night. I had a really stressful day. I had to go to […]

Thursday January 26, 2006

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Here’s Erin, coming along at a very slow rate. I’ve been busy, that’s all. Here is Junieann’s Erin, and Nyl’s, and one from Tricotfolk. Elizabeth H. is planning to make this entire sweater in 16 days for the Knitting Olympics. I assume that she does not have a job or a life, but I look […]

Wednesday January 25, 2006

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

The encyclopedia article is finished and mailed. I even found an event in that uneventful town. During the Civil War, nine prisoners of war were shot in the town I was writing about. Shot, mind you. Not suffocated, tortured to death, or sexually abused before being killed. The commanding officer (in another state) heard of it, and […]

Tuesday January 24, 2006

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

This is the fabric of the 1912 nightgown — I’m sorry for not giving details before. It is a woven check, all cotton. It doesn’t show to best advantage in this squashed-against-the-scanner shot, but it is a wonderfully soft fabric in a subtle red and beige. Unfortunately, unlike yarn, fabric doesn’t come with a nice […]

Monday January 23, 2006

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

I am not sure that it is possible to see the details of my 1912 nightgown. The front is on the left and the back is on the right. It may be for the best that the pictures are not very clear, as I appear to be ruffle challenged. Oh, my hand-rolling is nice enough, […]

Sunday January 22, 2006

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

“The best-laid plans of mice and men aft gang agley,” as the poet Burns said — though I can now never hear those words without thinking of Eddie Izzard. (It’s #14 if you scroll down the page, where it says  “The best laid plans of mice and men…’ Exactly which mice plans was he really […]

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