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Stroopwafel Saturday

My younger sister is a baker – not just a baking enthusiast like me, but a ‘went-through-training-and-knows-what-she’s-doing’ baker. So she’s who I contact when I have questions about why my bread is doing things it shouldn’t be doing, or what … Continue reading

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I suppose I could have just pulled out one of the self-patterning yarns in my stash and done a stockinette sock, or else dragged out one of the other sock works-in-progress, but instead, flush on the heels of zipping through … Continue reading

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Because I finished the last pair of socks so quickly (and after I let my hands recover from that) I realized I had lots of time to do at least one more pair before the next pattern was posted. I … Continue reading

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Two little wins

Two recent ways in which I am winning at this whole ‘adulting thing’: 1) Yesterday I *really* wanted some sort of baked good, except I didn’t want to actually have to *bake* it (because sometimes I am just not in … Continue reading

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The only thing not fun was the weaving in of ends

Unlike the first pattern for Tour de Sock, I loved every single thing about the second one – Kanteletar. Colorwork! A new-to-me heel idea that takes the whole ‘your ankle is bigger than you think’ concept into account! Latvian braids! … Continue reading

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Ah, California. Last weekend we had thunderstorms. This weekend we are right in the middle of a nasty heat wave. And when it’s this hot out, the last thing I want to do is to cook. So here is a … Continue reading

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End of the flurry

Hooray, the last day of Thingadailies 2017, which means the last snowflake (for the year). Naturally it is chock full of picots and long skinny points and all the things I like the least. There are, by the way, 99 … Continue reading

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This evening, while we were sitting at our computers, we heard skittering and thundering of little paws, and the distinctive cry of a cat who has caught some prey and is very, very proud of it. I figured it was … Continue reading

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The downside to getting up at o-dark-thirty in the morning and driving down to spend all day in a brain-intensive class, followed by socializing with fellow knitters, combined with the fact that I always have a really hard time sleeping … Continue reading

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Today I got up at wayyyy too early in the morning and drove down to the Santa Clara Convention Center because this weekend is Stitches West and I signed up to take a couple classes, the first of which started … Continue reading

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