Month: October 2019

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Cowichan Sweater Begun

#2 son came in late last night after meeting up with a buddy. He’s here for an Ultimate tournament, which is also an opportunity to catch up with friends from all over. We went to First Watch for breakfast (Eggs […]

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Norway’s Knitting War

Norway’s Recent “Knitting War” of Words In the course of my fascination with Klompelompe I encountered a Norwegian review of knitting books including the Klompelompe book I bought. The review, which you can see if you click through the link […]

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Rompers Again

I spent most of Saturday knitting the lovely klompelompe rompers. #1 daughter brought the Littles over to play and we made some bread. But mostly I was knitting. Binge-watching House and getting in the inches. Granted, I should have been making Christmas […]

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First Xmas FO

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]