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

The End is Here

Today ends my Summer Knit-Along. As you can see, while I made some excellent progress on completions this summer, I did not get everything done. Truly, I am okay with that. I am still working on Triticum and I am farther than I was before the summer began. Plus, over...
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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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A Gathering of Easy

When one of my absolute favorite designers collaborates with some friends and they put together a collection of "Drop-Dead Easy Knits" I was excited to see what the collection would include. I pre-ordered the book and it was delivered on Tuesday – at which point, I...
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AsKatKnits Summer Knit-Along

Tell me, dear Knitter, have you previously been lured in with a summer long knit-a-rama and all you achieved was epic failure? Yeah, me too. And, this topic expanded more when I was talking with my friend, planetKnit, about our usual summer knit along that we had both...
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A Spinning Jumpstart

Slowly spinning wool Into yarn that yearns to be The perfect sweater I wrote a simple Haiku for Poetry Fridays because April is National Poetry Month with the perfect fiber focus to for today's post. Thanks Kym for the reminder! I think you might all remember this...
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Speed Weekend

When I was in school I took some classes in Speed Reading. I was not tremendously successful at this, but as I recall the idea behind it was to skim over the unnecessary words. I will attempt to share my Speed Weekend and leave out the unnecessary bits. There was...

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Sweaters on the Brain

I began to have a bit of a panic attack regarding Rock the Lobster, I could have sworn I had more yarn. I was certain I had 3 skeins, yet where was #3?? I knew I had leftover yarn from my Stopover that I could use in Sigla, but where was it and is there enough? Cue...

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With Visions of Breakfast Dancing in My Head

Welcome to Think Write Thursday! This week Carole and I are eager for you to Tell Us About the Best Breakfast You Ever Had: If you asked me, I would absolutely say I am not a "breakfast eater" my usual for a major portion of my adult life has just been coffee. That...

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Knitting Anticipation

There has not been a lot of knitting around here this week. However, there has been a good deal of knitting anticipation. Like this, and this. Knitting ennui has been vanquished! But, I hope to have the Honey Cowl done later today. I only have about an inch more to...

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Winner, Winner, Roast Pork Dinner

One recipe that really grabbed my attention when I read Ruth's book this past summer, was a recipe for an apple cider braised pork roast. Ruth calls for a big bone in pork shoulder roast – and a recipe that feeds 6-8 people. Now, for a household of two this might not...

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Rewind, Replay, Reverse

Today, I just want to go back in time. Back to when we were on vacation. Or at least back to Friday and the start of the weekend. Especially since yesterday was a day of Mary Poppins weather – you know the kind, Practically perfect in every way! It all just went too...

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Knitting Ennui

I have it bad. Dissatisfaction? Yep. Discontent from a lack of interest? Bingo. I have got ennui in spades. I am going to attempt to reverse this trend with Thing One, pictured above. Joy? Oh, yes! Enthusiasm? Absolutely! I am so excited about this Honey of a cowl...

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Think Write Thursday!

First there was 10 On Tuesday: I am sad to say that I was late to the 10 on Tuesday party, although I had been reading Carole's blog for a long time I was an infrequent (ok, maybe less than infrequent) commenter and it was not until last November when she inspired me...

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