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Gringo Hats: Done and Done!

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Happily, the Gringo yarn was much more pleasant to knit than the hated Gringo fiber was to spin. John Horigan’s Exeter, with its allover ribbing and simple but handsome crown was a good, masculine match for the fuzzy dog yarn. I had almost enough leftover to make Twyla a matching hat, so I ended up […]

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The best laid plans

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

I had big plans for a massive surge of productivity in this, the last week before Ron gets home from tour. I was going to start on my shiny new work routine. I even made a spiffy banner to reinforce it (no, that wasn’t pure procrastination; okay, yes, it was). I was going to finish […]

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Another windbag going on and on about nothing.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

I almost never write anymore, about anything. If it doesn’t fit into 140 characters, I just seem to cram it back down. I miss blathering. It’s not just the baby (who isn’t exactly a baby anymore) and it’s not just the time. I’ve gotten into this habit of self-censorship, originally born from the relative lack […]

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The hated Gringo yarn: Done! + New TV Project

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Thanks to Spinsters Club last Sunday, I’m finally rid of the burden of spinning the world’s most unfun fiber: the dread Gringo fur. Gringo is a lovely beast, but his fur was soul-crushing to spin. Short, matted, clumpy, jumpy, and a warm charcoal color that, while actually quite a nice color as yarn, was fucking […]

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Spinsters Club!

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Drove out to Wamego yesterday for my first Spinsters Club–and my first spinning–in forever. I’m pretty sure my last spinning was when I started spinning Gringo’s fur, over a year ago. It was such a drag that it turned me off spinning completely. It’s still a huge drag–I truly can not think of anything I’d […]

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Tap, tap, tap

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

What’s that sound? That’s me, nailing down my Überlist for 2014! 2013 was pretty meh, list-wise. I banged out 38, solid Kelly territory (to my great shame). I think the first 3 months of the baby gave me a misleading idea of the kind of time I’d be working with. I did almost no knitting […]

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Rigid Heddle Love

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Well, I’m getting a late start on NaKniSweMo, but I’m bound and determined to get at least one sweater done, and maybe 2. My plan is to make matching-ish cardigans for me and Pearly. I’m using this, a Tour de Fleece handspun from a couple years back. It’s actually not my favorite yarn ever, a […]

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

[This is a post from last summer that I just realized I didn't publish....] I’ve been sort of turning the big blob of my life over and over again  in my mind, trying to work it into a nice bouncy dough, though it’s really more like a Katamari Damacy ball. While on vacation, I had […]

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