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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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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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Knitting Isn’t For the Faint-Hearted

by erin on January 12, 2016

Gather ’round, boys and girls, I want to tell you a story about what happened today.   You see, I like to knit.  I like to sneak in knitting everywhere I can.  At the museum with my kids, waiting in line at places, even while waiting in the car line to pick up my daughter […]

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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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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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Summer Is Coming

by erin on May 27, 2015

Anyone ever watch Game of Thrones?  Who am I kidding?!  I know there’s a bunch of people out there who know all about the different houses in that show, and their mottos.  Especially the Stark motto:  Winter Is Coming.  I can sympathize.  Except instead of fearing the snows that are deep enough to bury houses and […]

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Ridiculous

by erin on April 28, 2015

Um.  The semester is almost over.  I have a speech to give on Saturday, and a presentation due the Wednesday after that.  Also two exams.  I’m not even going to school full time.  My son’s birthday is coming up, and I’m trying to see if I can figure out how to make his cake look […]

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Reward Knitting

by erin on March 19, 2015

Have you ever put off casting on for something you really wanted to knit, or using a yarn you really wanted to knit with, until something was completed first?  Not necessarily completing another knitting project, although I’ve done that before, but until you’ve done something like take out the garbage, or re-grouted the shower, or […]

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Knitting Helps With Everything

by erin on March 10, 2015

So there is a really cool project going on that I have to tell you about: NC CLAWS inc is a local wildlife rescue organization that I have seen in action and really respect. They are prepping for Spring baby season and have put out a request for items to help. They also are asking […]

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In case you haven’t noticed (or haven’t been by here before…ever), I have a rather short attention span for knits I love.   I know.  You’re all like, “Duuuuh, REALLY!?!?”   I have an even shorter attention span for knitterly obligation.  Feeling like I have to knit this thing up for so-and-so, or for this particular event, […]

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Weird Knitting Mojo Returns

by erin on September 23, 2014

Baby blanket completed, my knitterly duty attended to, I had the pleasure of making a yarn selection and casting on for a new project.  I love fingering weight yarn.  I don’t know what it is, and I certainly wouldn’t want to make a whole sweater out of it, but making a shawl or a cowl […]

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Down The Rabbit Hole

by erin on September 16, 2014

I have said in the past that the Knitting Muse can be rather tricksy.  I thought I’d seen most of the stuff she can toss out.  Missed gauge, ill-fitting knits, sheer ugliness of finished projects, the works.  This latest curve ball is unlike anything I have had experience with before.   I was set to […]

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Not So Good At Selfies

by erin on August 26, 2014

Hey everybody.  I’m still here.  I survived summer 2014!  How about you?  School started yesterday and so far (knock on wood) it’s been a good re-entry for half of the chaos squad that resides here.  The other half of the chaos squad will be going to pre-school (holla!) starting next week.  I cannot fathom WHAT […]

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In Defense of Knitting Polygamy

by erin on July 29, 2014

I tried really hard to just knit on one project.  My time for knitting has been scarcer than hen’s teeth this summer.  I was worried that I would end up bogged down in too many projects to show you anything worth a clothes moth’s sneeze if I didn’t rein in my polygamous knitting nature and […]

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Quickly!!

by erin on July 2, 2014

I’m slammed.  I’m typing this quickly, hiding in my room, trying to avoid the notice of the two wild animals that my children morphed into this summer.  They are now 3 and 7, and all I can say is this summer is turning out faster, stronger, louder, and definitely more destructive.  There has been a […]

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Solving for X

by erin on May 13, 2014

I was talking with another knitter on the phone this past weekend.  She had asked about my experiences with a double decrease , something she’s encountering with her most recently cast on project.  (yeah, sometimes I have phone conversations about knitting decreases…I know….oddness abounds)  I told her about my shawl and the decreases on it, […]

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Life Flight

by erin on April 15, 2014

So I’m not knitting on my shawl right now.  I haven’t run out of the blue yarn yet.  And that’s precisely why.  I can’t bear to keep knitting on it only to have the blue run out and then be stuck.  Mid-project.  Worse yet, what if it’s mid-row?  I never thought in a million years […]

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Looking A Little Dicey

by erin on April 8, 2014

I love this shawl.       I love it so much.     The stripes…     The slipped stitches that float over the stripes…   The way the blue of the Baltic gleams coolly against the warm glow of the Glazed Pecan, which never fails to make me long for a sweet roll… […]

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Penguins, Pullovers, and Patches

by erin on March 11, 2014

Last week I was minding my business, casually blowing wads of time on Facebook when I saw something was posted to my wall.  “Saw this and thought of you” was the poster’s comment and, lo and behold, there was a penguin wearing a sweater.  It was terrifically cute.  Later on in the day, another person […]

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