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Pillowcase party

I’ve been thrifting.  Did remarkably well, too.  I usually don’t find much, but my luck has gotten better and better since a new thrift store opened up nearby.  This weekend, I found twelve pillowcases, four sheets, and two duvet covers that needed, yes, needed to belong to my fabric stash.  I’m going to have to […]

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Nine

We have a birthday in the house today.  A sweet little boy who was born at 5:52 pm, February 26th, 2000.  Our Millennium Baby. Nine years go by so quickly.  It seems like just yesterday we brought him home from the hospital. Just yesterday we were bleary-eyed from rocking a colicky baby to sleep two […]

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Beanie babies

Have you seen Leslie Friend‘s new hat pattern?  It’s called Chunky Knit Beanie, and it seemed to me that it would be a very simple thing to adapt to the loom.  And since Eamonn needed a new hat, I gave it shot. Please forgive the photo – most pictures of Eamonn are a blur of […]

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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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Sock it to me

So, I got the bright idea of knitting myself a pair of socks.  Neil got me a booklet called Learn to Knit on Circle Looms, and it included a sock project.  I have to admit, I thought the socks in the project were kind of ugly – didn’t care for the color scheme, or the […]

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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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The completed quilt series

I took my time, and over the course of several days, finished up the now infamous yellow quilt, and with that completed the whole series.  Four oversized lap quilts with matching pillows in Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow – one set for each of us. Now that they’re finished, I thought you might like to […]

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