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I suppose there are worse things to be addicted to.  My particular problem seems to be an inability to leave my blog design alone for too long. A few weeks ago, I re-worked the look of the shop, hoping to make it more appealing and easy to navigate, but in doing so, I made it […]

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The Christmas Crafting

I let myself off the hook this year, big time.  In fact, there were only four handmade gifts total. First were the neckwarmers I knit for the boys.  Eamonn’s been asking for a scarf lately – last week was so chilly! – so I looked to my go-to pattern and scaled it down for smaller […]

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Merry merry!

I meant to pop in here on Christmas Eve, but I was going nonstop until well past 10pm.  I had a little bit of downtime on Christmas Day, but I felt kind of weird getting online on Christmas.  So here I am today, hoping you had a fabulous holiday, thanking you for hanging out with […]

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I’m not always on the ball teacher-gift-wise, but this year, I managed to get it done with a little help from the kids.  Erin’s coffee cup cozy tutorial is something I’ve been eyeing since she posted it last year, and I finally decided to try it, when I realized that it’s a perfect project for […]

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Boys and their hats

Every time I sit down to blog lately, my head fills up with lazy thoughts: I don’t feel like uploading my photos to flickr; I don’t know what to write about; maybe I’ll have a quick peek at my email first.  And on and on.  Until here we are six days since my last post, […]

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Taking the afternoon off

Oh, brrr! It’s so cold here today!  I’ve been spending the last several days cleaning, decorating, and furiously knitting, all in anticipation of the open house I’m hosting today, and I’m tired!  This morning was the first wave, which was lightly-attended, but still a pleasant time.  Tonight I hope to be busier. But this afternoon, […]

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A good day for wool

It’s not that it’s too terribly cold out there, but it it’s raining.  It’s raining on top of snow.  And while I had the good sense to tunnel through the junk in the hall closet and dig out the boys’ winter boots, my enthusiasm for the project didn’t extend to unearthing my own boots.  Instead […]

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