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Finally…blue

by erin on July 12, 2016

Hi everybody,   It has been a heck of a time, I must admit.  I fell off the woolly radar, I know.  Sorry about that!  I was in the middle of a move, and then there’s all this wonderful stuff that happens when you move.  It’s all the unexpected stuff that can happen when you […]

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Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

by erin on May 26, 2016

I have this crazy obsession, and I can’t stop knitting on it.  And, surprise surprise, it isn’t the cardigan.  I am a flighty thing, I know.  I will get to it.  But right now it just really makes me happy to work on this thing:     Apparently something about my birthday coming around makes […]

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Back on the Rails

by erin on April 29, 2016

Do you remember when I messed up my Stripes Gone Crazy cardigan?  Twice?   Me too.  I couldn’t bring myself to fix it yet again, and then the perfect day presented itself:     This is not fun, I have to say.  Pulling the circular needle out of something, especially something lightweight like fingering weight […]

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Pounding My Head Into The Carpet

by erin on April 13, 2016

There are times when I feel I have enough command of the English language to communicate effectively with others.  Then I end up spouting off all manner of words that make no sense, usually while trying to explain something to my kids (or better yet/worse yet, my husband), and the looks they give me make […]

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Best Laid Plans and All of That

by erin on April 5, 2016

I would love to say that I had a lot of time to knit on my Stripes Gone Crazy cardigan.  But the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley, and they are not kidding.  Allow me to explain:   I knew my week would be rather hellish, because I had a chemistry […]

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I Tried Googling It

by erin on March 14, 2016

I’ve been in love with my Tosh Merino Light this past week, working on my Stripes Gone Crazy sweater.  It’s fingering weight, so it goes without saying that it takes a lot of knitting to make something that will fit a body part, and a lot of stitches to amount to anything appreciable at all. […]

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A Riot of Color

by erin on March 4, 2016

The sun is coming back, and the temperatures are (mostly) climbing, and these fantastic craft bags just came in!  They are seriously cute!     They are so cute, maybe they shouldn’t just be for knitting!  I think they’d make a cute overnight bag or purse as well!     Meanwhile, I have trudged through […]

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Inspiration Just Got Delivered

by erin on February 23, 2016

This is a blah day.  It’s cold, rainy, dreary, and it’s like winter is being really codependent with Chapel Hill and isn’t willing to surrender to the inevitability of spring.  It’s a good day to wear a warm knit like…this wrap!     This is a modified version of Carolyn Kinghorn’s I Want That Wrap, […]

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To Market To Market

by erin on January 22, 2016

Mary just returned from a trip to TNNA in San Diego, and she has a wonderful array of cute things she brought back!   This is a fantastic 100% cotton yarn, and I love the way it’s dyed:   And then there’s this wonderfully colorful bamboo/acrylic/nylon blend with a whopping 180 yards packed into each […]

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The Uh Oh Before The Storm

by erin on December 22, 2015

I am still knitting.  I am going to ignore that box on the calendar that has a “25” on it, and just keep cracking away at my list, and realize that the people I’m knitting for know that this stuff takes time, and time’s been a little scarce.  Right now I’m sitting alone downstairs by […]

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It Just Got Real

by erin on December 6, 2015

Y’all, we have just entered….The Holidays.  Dunh dunh dunh!!!!!   Hanukkah is starting tonight (oy!), Christmas is in 18 days (I cannot type the words my mind is screaming right now as I look at that), and Kwanzaa is the day after that.  Solstice falls on December 22, and I can’t think of any other […]

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The Bee’s Knees

by erin on November 6, 2015

I really really REALLY love crafty people who rise magnificently to a challenge.  I also really love crafty people who don’t even wait to the last minute to rise (magnificently) to said challenge.  People who crank out hats and drop them off at Yarns Etc, for instance, and keep coming back with more hats.  A […]

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Focus and Distraction

by erin on October 30, 2015

Have you ever had something really important to do, and a certain date to do it by?  And, knowing that you already have a lot to do, you really can’t get distracted by things that could eat up your time and make attaining your goal harder.  You really need to focus on, oh, say….holiday knitting. […]

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Beautiful Friday

by erin on October 23, 2015

It is a truly glorious day out there, and a Friday to boot!  Double win!   I have some things to show, and I tried to use some of that beautiful autumn light to display them to their best advantage.  And then this happened instead:     I am SO keeping these socks for myself!! […]

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A Call To Arms to Warm Some Heads

by erin on October 7, 2015

I have the coolest challenge for you knitters and crocheters in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Carrboro, Apex, and wherever else you all hail from.  Everybody likes working with yarn, yes?  Anybody feel like throwing the gauntlet down to knit/crochet up some hats for a very good cause?   A friend of Mary’s, Dr. Jeff Berndt, […]

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Bright, Shiny, and New

by erin on September 23, 2015

Yarns Etc has moved officially!  The sheep now reign supreme over a lovely new location!     Mary’s little lambs totally approve of the new digs.       The new place looks wonderful, warm and inviting with lots of natural light for the lovely yarns to bask in!         This place […]

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Getting a Move On

by erin on September 20, 2015

As you all know by now, things are changing at Yarns Etc in Chapel Hill…we are MOVING!! However, we are not going far at all–just around the corner, actually.   The new location is the Mariakakis Plaza on 1322 Fordham Boulevard, Suite 4.  This is very near Trader Joe’s and the Eastgate Shopping Center.  Meanwhile, […]

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I really thought I’d be completely done with this wrap last week.  Like, eaaaaarrrrly last week.  I was very confident it wouldn’t take but about 7 seconds after posting my last blog post and I would be binding off on a finished knit, blocking it, and demonstrating it in all its finished glory.  I don’t […]

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You Can’t Escape Math

by erin on August 28, 2015

Man, has it been a week!   My oldest went back to school (can I get an AMEN?) and my daughter will go back in the next couple of weeks.  I’ve been up on campus myself, studying Chemistry (which is code for “being stunned by Chemistry”) and actually enjoying myself in my Pre-Calculus Algebra class […]

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Oscar Wilde Was Right

by erin on August 21, 2015

I’m sitting here on the couch, second cup of coffee being slowly ingested, savoring the feeling of not having to be anywhere or do anything right now.  I had my first week at school this week, my first time being a full-time student in…oh…15 years, and it went well so far, but getting the blog […]

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Maniac!

by erin on August 4, 2015

Hi everybody, hope your summer is shaping up to be one of the best ever!  I have been having ever so much fun knitting since my summer class ended.  School starts back up in just a couple of weeks (gulp) and I feel like a kid that showed up at Chuck E Cheese’s about 3o […]

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