Month: January 2020

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Knitting Three Hours a Day?

So my knitting planning is settled. I’ll finish the mittens with the baby pants as the zombie to their epicness. I imagined I would finish this week, but it doesn’t look that way. I will therefore probably not be Banging […]

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Seamless Knit Sweaters in Two Weeks

In the course of my deep obsessive thought about the order in which to knit the planned projects for the season, I bought a new knitting book, Seamless Knit Sweaters in Two Weeks. I hadn’t considered this book previously, since […]

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The Next Project, Really

I finished the scarf. The mittens are going well — they could be done by the end of the week. They’re up to the thumb. These mittens are small, but they are definitely an epic project. I also need a […]

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Finished Mosaic Knitting Scarf

I finished the Prism scarf kit #2 son got me for Christmas from Lambspun in Ft. Collins. It’s done with mosaic knitting. It’s quite skinny and inclined to roll. Also very soft and pretty. A success. It took just about […]

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Weight Loss Maintenance

My husband spoke to me about my weight again. “I need to say something to you,” he started, with great seriousness. “Okay,” I wittily riposted. “Are you still eating diet foods?” he asked. This is about the 4th time he […]

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Spending

I’ve been doing quite well, since finishing my Thanksgiving travels and Christmas shopping, at spending very little and putting lots into debt payoff. I had a spendy weekend, though. I took my little granddaughtesr to the bookstore and bought a […]

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Eat More Vegetables

Ronny Chieng spilled the beans about special DNA-fueled nutritional recommendations. “If you’re Irish, eat more vegetables. If you’re from China, eat more vegetables. If you are 2% from Africa and 98% Swedish, eat more vegetables.” That’s true. I ate no […]

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Colorwork

I discovered a LOT of Prism yarn in my stash. Enough in color way Peony to make an entire sweater, as well as the sweater’s worth of blue (but in two different shades) I already knew about. Plus two skeins […]

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Mittens

#2 son’s GF requested a pair of mittens. He and I went through a lot of patterns, including the traditional Scandinavian designs from Elizabeth Zimmerman, above, and these modern ones from the Book Wanderlust, shown below. We also considered lots […]

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Virus Not Yet Vanquished

I’ve got a virus of some kind, “virus” being my term for upper respiratory stuff that doesn’t seem set to kill me. I’ve been working but otherwise drugging myself with NyQuil and sleeping. I believe in sleeping through illnesses as […]