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Life with a left-leaning Fiberista and my journey to find sanity and more time to knit, spin and weave.

A Tale of Four Swatches

Happy FriYAY from a MUCH cooler, LESS humid Pittsburgh! The AC is off and the windows are open!! Cranky Pants level has been dramatically reduced. AND!!! Dark Sky™ is forecasting temps in the 70’s next week, with overnight lows in the mid 50’s – low...
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I’ve Got You Covered

Last night I achieved a goal I really never imagined I could reach – I finished reading Knitlandia, and with it completed my Summer BOTNS Book Bingo card. A cover all, people! Twenty-five books read in eighty-seven days! There were good books, great books, amazing...
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Fiber Friday

Happy FriYAY everyone! It has been what feels like a long week – insomnia has been an ugly companion most of the week. But, on the bright side – the lack of sleep has spawned an increase in reading and a good bit of thought organization. I did some sampling this week...
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Fiber Friday – Tour de Fleece

Le Tour starts tomorrow, and that means spinners everywhere will be joining in to spin in le Tour de Fleece. That’s right teams of spinners will be spinning as the biking teams ride! It is really so much fun, and excellent preparation for Spinzilla! I will be...
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Behind the Eight Ball

Hullo, Monday… nice of you to bring the cooler weather. Too bad you did not bring some organization with you because I am feeling decidedly unorganized today! Friday Happy Hour was an inside affair, but it was good. And, that Tomato Jam is to die for! Couple that with...
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I’ve Got You Covered

Last night I achieved a goal I really never imagined I could reach – I finished reading Knitlandia, and with it completed my Summer BOTNS Book Bingo card. A cover all, people! Twenty-five books read in eighty-seven days! There were good books, great books, amazing...

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Knit-Konmari Washalong

This post may be painful for some of you, and I understand that, believe me I do. However, for me, as I did a serious reality check it became painfully clear that the number of knitted accessories I own far exceed the wearable day factor in any given year. Add to that...

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Knitting, listening, and pondering

I am scraping the bottom of my Summer Knitting basket and have finally pulled out Triticum to finish it up. I have begun the arm decreases on the right front, so I should have this piece done soon and then just two sleeves stand between me and a new sweater! I think...

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Spinning to Knit

Last week, Jillian Moreno’s highly anticipated (at least by me!) book Yarnitecture was released. I got my copy on Friday and that sort of derailed any other reading plans I had for the weekend. And, today being Tuesday I am going to share you my 10 favorite...

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Behind the Eight Ball

Hullo, Monday… nice of you to bring the cooler weather. Too bad you did not bring some organization with you because I am feeling decidedly unorganized today! Friday Happy Hour was an inside affair, but it was good. And, that Tomato Jam is to die for! Couple that with...

read more

A Tale of Four Swatches

Happy FriYAY from a MUCH cooler, LESS humid Pittsburgh! The AC is off and the windows are open!! Cranky Pants level has been dramatically reduced. AND!!! Dark Sky™ is forecasting temps in the 70’s next week, with overnight lows in the mid 50’s – low...

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Thursday Things

On Being Cranky: As the heat and humidity stretch on unbearably, I am sitting here longing for a change. I am cranky pants at so many endless days of a closed up house, encased in air conditioning. And, when I say cranky pants – I mean really CRANKY PANTS! Perhaps,...

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Knitting Detours

I really wanted to get my Pincha done yesterday, but a friend called and I was encouraged to take a Yarn Shop Detour. We wanted to visit Natural Stitches before they close in September and since it is not far from Yarns by Design, we stopped there too! There was lots...

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