Archive For April, 2011

Jane likes it

By | April 27, 2011

Over the weekend, I finished knitting my Swirl—whoo hoo! So Monday morning found me on my knees, threading blocking wires through the edges of a dampened Swirl and laying everything out just so. Miraculously, despite the wet weather but because of the fan, the Swirl dried in just a day. Then came the seaming. Here’s […]

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Bribery, decadence, and guilt

By | April 22, 2011

All week long, I had been dragging on my heels on a task that needed to get done this week. It doesn’t really matter what it was, but it did need to happen today—so I resorted to bribery. I told myself this morning that once I completed that task, I could kick back, watch something […]

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Three quick announcements

By | April 20, 2011

Stitches South was a blast, as usual. A highlight for me when two students who were in last year’s Charts Made Simple class said that instead of refusing to buy patterns with charts, they now refuse to buy patterns without charts—whoo hoo! Also, Yarn Barn of Kansas reported selling 90+ copies of Charts Made Simple—possibly […]

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By | April 10, 2011

Sock Camp was a great opportunity to make progress on my Swirl jacket. What once looked like brain coral is now clearly a giant octagon with a hole in the middle. If you look closely, you can see an orange stitch marker clipped to the fabric, at the top of the opening. That’s where I […]

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Down the rabbit hole

By | April 6, 2011

Once upon a time, I managed a computer lab with a raised floor. Cables of all sorts ran under floor tiles that you could lift, revealing a hoard of dust bunnies in addition to the cables. Fortunately, I didn’t have to lift the tiles or deal with the dust bunnies very often. Unfortunately, these particular […]

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