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Where have I been?

Two posts from me on New Year’s Eve and then nothing.  It’s three days into the new year, and where have I been?  Well, see, the beautiful thing about having a husband who works in education is that he generally gets a Christmas break just like the kids do.  This translates into long, cozy days […]

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Secret Christmas Crafting

Ooh, don’t you think it’s hard to keep quiet, when you have been working on something neat, and you want to show it off, but you can’t because it’s a gift, and the intended recipient is within earshot?  I do!  And while I know I should just pack the project up and put it away […]

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Obligations

Neil spent the weekend at Philcon, and while he was there, his hotel room was going largely unused.  The boys and I felt obligated not to let that hotel money go to waste, of course, so we took one for the team, packed ourselves up, and drove ninety minutes south on Friday after school. Ninety […]

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Night of the living mitts

I’ve been experimenting with different ideas for fingerless mitts, and I finally got them looking like I envisioned. I can knock out one mitt per night of TV, which means I may actually be able to make a nice little pile of them for Christmas gifts. I just need to remember next time I want […]

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Lessons in knitting

Shortly after my first successful pair of loom-knit fingerless mitts, visions of fingerless Christmas gifts started dancing in my head.  But first, I wanted to get a couple more practice pairs made, so that I could experiment with another stitch or two. I made these two pairs for the boys.  The blue 24-peg Knifty Knitter […]

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Loom-knitted fingerless mitts

I kept plugging away (which, wasn’t too hard, given the fact that I pulled a muscle in my neck and wasn’t doing much else around the house anyway) and finally cranked-out a pair of fingerless mitts that I am happy with.  This was my fourth attempt at making these things on a knitting loom. My […]

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