Month: January 2019

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The Damsel Goes Astray

The Damsel shawl is growing. It’s lovely, soft, shimmery, really just the thing to level up my wardrobe. It also contains errors. If you look closely — or depending on your temperament, just glance — you will see that there […]

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Sleep Quality

I’ve had eight hours of sleep on average over the past week, Fitbit tells me, but that includes 5:48 one night and 9:30 another. Apart from that long sleep, I’ve managed less than 8 hours every night. I spend eight […]

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The Damsel Shawl

I have put the argyle vest together, but I haven’t woven in the tails yet… and there are a lot of tails. So I really have no business starting a new project. This is particularly true when I have two […]

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Backsliding?

I’ve given myself the month of January — the self month — to establish new habits and to reestablish old ones that slipped away over the holidays. I was making good progress, but I backslid badly at the end of […]

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Goals, Habits, Routines, and Rituals

What really works, I have learned, is setting goals and identifying the habits that lead to accomplishment of those goals. But there is also a place for routines and rituals. In the annual pattern of life, we have holidays and […]

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More of the Argyle

  I decided to try adding guidelines in sewing thread to improve my chances of making the rakers accurate. I alternated among embroidering the rakers, taking them back out, and working on the neckband. In the end, the neckband is […]