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Rift and Sock

This is a sock from Knitpicks’s Socktacular. It has an eyelet rib pattern and an unusual heel. I’m also still working on the Market Jacket, and I have made the head of a stuffed bunny, but even so I have […]

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Yarn Pop-Up

#2 daughter and I went to a pop-up shop from the new local yarn shop. We both ran into old friends, and I bought yarn. I wanted to buy a skein or two for #2 daughter, but she resisted. I’m […]

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Better Day

Last night I lurched around tidying up my living room so I could welcome #1 son and his family over today. They showed up with treats from our local bakery and we had conversation and played Apples to Apples. It […]

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The Biopsy

I thought the biopsy would be like drawing blood. It was actually more like surgery. I was given a hospital gown and tucked into bed with an IV and Valium. The operation itself was peculiar. It involved ultrasound, numbing shots, […]

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Fleming Is Finished!

Fleming, a pattern from Clan Arans knitted with wool from the Aran Sweater Market, size 38 on #5 needles, is complete. It’s gorgeous. I have enough of the wool left to make a hat or something, but I have done […]

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Pants size

I got a pair of size 26 Levi’s. I’m wearing them right now. When I was in college, when Levi’s were all in men’s sizes, I wore 28×28 Levi’s, but I read online that you should just order your waist […]

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Me and Wii

I used to do 30 minutes — 3,000 steps — with Wii Fit every day while watching the news. Then I bought my husband a new TV for Christmas and the Wii didn’t work with the new TV. I couldn’t […]

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Wilderness Knits

My yarn arrived from Iceland. Yes, Iceland. I’m intending to make the Forestfox Sweater. But I also received this book: Wilderness Knits. It only has a few designs, with multiple variations on each one. They’re all that same type of […]