Lightweight Pullover, Socks, Stash Busting

Transitional sweaters. New sock designs. Extraordinary stash busting!

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Resolutions in Yarn

I really am not fond of New Year’s resolutions. To me, it seems a bit backwards to wait until the dead of winter to start “the game changers”, especially if your goal or resolution has been something that you’ve been mulling over for months. I’m the sort that when I realize I need to make…

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Winter Stash

Hi, lovies! Jon and I just got back from our one year anniversary trip! I have so much to tell you! But after a 16hour round trip drive, climbing a mountain, and all the laundry, I’m still recovering. Until then, here’s a post about my winter yarn stash! Since moving to KC, I’ve made a…

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A Note on Commissions

I think when you make an agreement to do a project for someone, you should prioritize that project. I believe it to be a sign of maturity and professional courtesy to place personal projects on hold and attempt to finish your customer’s project as quickly as possible and with your very best of effort. Especially…

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The Flame Burns Strong

It feels good to be on track. Like, really good. Like, you don’t understand how good it feels because you have no idea how unorganized a person I am. I endeavor constantly to have productive days based around comprehensive day planners and to-do lists. On average, at least five tasks that I was supposed to…

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Endless Stockinette

I’m in an endless black hole of stockinette stitch. Every project I have right now is just miles and miles of it. Heck, the Sockhead hat pattern even gives a “fair warning: there is miles of stockinette stitch, so this makes for great TV, travel or zen knitting.” It’s pretty bad when you’re options are…

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An Unrealistic View of Christmas Knits

The Yarn Harlot, in her first book, describes a terrible habit she has come holidays. Over committing to knitted gifts. She wants to present her family with piles of knitted gifts and this often results in her driving herself insane during the holidays by, oh, you know, attempting to knit twenty-three pairs of socks in…

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A Brief NaKniSweMo Post

The finger cramps are setting in already, tsk tsk tsk. Despite my impending tendentious , the Oranje cardigan is coming along pretty well. I’ve completed the waist decreases and am nearly halfway through the increases. After this comes about eight more inches of stockinette stitch. Then I get to put the body aside and work…

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A Year in Flux

So much happens in a year. It’s strange looking back at where I was this time last year, right after July 4th, and where I am now.  I was baptized    I’ve graduated    I met The Yarn Harlot      A dreamy eyed farmer proposed to me with a ring tied to yarn (and I…

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Summer Cooking and Community

This weekend was pretty hectic here in the Ozarks. I’ve begun my adventures in cooking and baking and been using everyone at the shop as guinea pigs. So far, they seem pretty happy about it. I’ve successfully cooked seasoned tilapia, vegetarian lasagna, banana bread, and lavender cookies. This week marks the beginning of kale week;…

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