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Ongling

One of the yarn purchases I made did not work out the way I hoped. I wanted this turquoise yarn, super light for summer tops, at an amazing price. I ordered five skeins, enough for a pretty summer top, and […]

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Hot Sheep!

I just mean that I am definitely not going cold sheep. I have made two further yarn orders. First, I am expecting a little windfall which will totally cover the cost of my yarn orders from a direction I wasn’t […]

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Teeth

The next topic in the Health & Beauty Project is teeth. I scoured the chapter for advice about toothpaste, with no luck. I had a favorite toothpaste — the packaging was smart and convenient and it contained fluoride, baking soda, […]

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How I Feel

Here’s how I feel today, from head to toe. My head has a tightness like a band around my forehead. Not exactly a headache, but not great. My eyes are itchy and watery. I’m sniffly, with a sort of dribbling […]

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Staying Home Some More

I baked. I organized cabinets. I sorted out cookbooks. I tidied the living room. I did virtual church and had conversations with my daughters. I wrote reviews. I knitted. The continuing quarantine (except for people who are going around spreading […]

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Cloverleaf Complete

I finished the Cloverleaf Top and I quite like it. It’s very comfortable; That’s not how I’ll wear it. I’m definitely too old to have bare arms. It’s a good layering piece, though. Now I no longer have a Zombie […]

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I-Cord Bind-Off

The Cloverleaf Top uses an I-Cord Bind-Off. I have encountered I-Cord before, but have not been successful with it. The “I” stands for “idiot,” so it is a little embarrassing that I couldn’t do it on that previous project, but […]