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My Fiber Addiction

This week, we're talking about hobbies, and my reaction was, "That's easy. Knitting." I've knitted since I was a child and my mother taught me how to create fabric by making loops with sticks and yarns. As one might expect, those early efforts, executed in whatever...


I also managed to complete one of my knitting projects. I started myLeaf Press Shawl the day after Christmas, having just bound off my Advent Shawl.

The State of the Knitting — December 2015

Yeah, that time of the year to take stock of things and that includes my knitting. Like most knitters, I have more unfinished objects than I should lying about the house in various states. To deal with this, the plan (she says with immense overconfidence) is to focus on a few items every month, and try to make efforts at getting those finished or at least seriously moved along the road. I have no pretensions matching Stephanie McPhee or Wendy Johnson’s productivity, but I can definitely do better in 2016. Here’s what mainly on the needles at the moment.

NaNoWriMo Wrap-up: Moving Forward

NaNoWriMo Wrap-up: Moving Forward

Okay, everyone's had a few days to recover now. I opted to spend the last couple of days reading, knitting and watching television with my husband. There were also a few things, such as laundry, which had stacked up over the last five days of November. Amazing how...

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I have been working on my Evenstar shawl. Been working on it steadily since Thanksgiving weekend with only one brief trip into a side project and last night I realized the end was nigh. Unfortunately, the end was the end of my yarn, not completing the pattern. I have...

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It’s a Mystery

One of the fun aspects about Ravelry (aside from finding folks who are just as nuts about yarn as you) is the Knit Along, aka "KAL." Group of knitters take the same pattern and knit the item, providing encouragement and support -- and often, useful advice -- to their...

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Take Time Out for Yourself

I'm done with NaNoWrimo for this year. I hit my 50K on Thursday morning, and then managed to finish up the book's current last scene later in the day for a total of 50,863. In between that, I read the lessons at my church's Thanksgiving services, had Thanksgiving...

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Storing the Stash

Various tasks accomplished this weekend, along with attending a fascinating workshop by Laurie Schnebly Campbell Saturday. If you get a chance to attend one of Laurie's workshops online or in person, I definitely recommend it. I came away with a good many notes for my...

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Refilling the Well

The writing's been going well this week, but Saturday morning found me oddly out of sorts. Got up late and when I settled down to write, the mind wouldn't focus and I found myself staring at the blinking cursor, my mind a complete bank. Part of it was the fact the...

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I so didn't want to get out of bed this morning. Winter has truly settled in Los Angeles and I could hear the wind howling outside my window when I woke up. Much more preferable to snuggle down under the duvet with a warm husband and warm cat. But the alarm kept...

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