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Sock It To Me

by erin on October 14, 2014

There’s a nip in the air (but not today) and a whole bunch of lovely sock yarn (and other yarn) waiting for us at the local yarn store…         Is anybody interested in knitting a pair of socks for the Socktober event at Yarns Etc and Great Yarns?  I’m tempted to have […]

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It’s a Whopper

by erin on October 22, 2013

I finished my cowl.     I know.  I’m amazed, too.   I’m used to falling in love with these largish knitting projects (Hello Blue Blankie?) and having them languish for months like that time I had mono in college.  But this?  This fantastic floppy tube of awesome?  D-d-d-done!  Shazam.     This is Honey […]

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Two Pronged Approach

by erin on October 8, 2013

I’m going to try something new this season.  I know Christmas is 77 days away.  Every year I play mind games with myself, thinking I have loads of time, hence why start knitting now?  Heck, in fact, why don’t I cast on for some kind of stranded knitting sweater knit in fingering weight while I’m […]

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A Tale of Two Socks

by erin on October 1, 2013

I’ve just come off of a fantastic weekend.  My mother’s birthday was celebrated, and we snuck my sister in from Chicago to surprise both her and my father.  We are not a family of pranksters, so my folks never saw it coming until my sister was standing in their doorway.  It was wonderful.  And what […]

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Where Did The Week Go?

by erin on August 6, 2013

Normally, I am a contented woman after posting to the blog.  It’s a satisfying thing to check off my to-do list, and I love doing it.  In addition to this, I know I have a week to knit and work on the next thing in order to take pictures and post a new blog post […]

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The Very Definition Of Devotion

by erin on June 11, 2013

One thing I really love about garter stitch is that it is all knitting, every stitch, every row.  Why do I love that?  Because I can knit without looking at my hands all the time.  So then I can knit at any point of my day, regardless of what is going on around me–watching a […]

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Lovey Wrap Up

by erin on April 9, 2013

Do you remember, a few posts ago, about the mother who came in to the LYS with her son’s lovey, a cotton blanket, that was having a cascade failure of spectacular proportions?  Does this ring a bell?   I had a reunion with this little blanket a few days ago.  I had stabilized it somewhat, […]

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I Love Katie

by erin on March 5, 2013

It’s been an odd week around here.  I hurt my back (doing a Zumba workout…latin beats and I do not get along, apparently) and am still not 100%, and I’ve been monogamous to a hand knit through all that time.  I know!  I’m stunned, too.   My Katie pullover is approaching done.  I really like […]

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In The Know

by erin on February 19, 2013

So it’s a marvelous thing when I walk into the local yarn store (LYS for the peeps in the know) and see bags and boxes of goodies strewn about.  When I walk into the LYS, I’m already a very happy person, but let me tell you that the yarns and goodies that Mary has ordered […]

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Tripping Along

by erin on February 12, 2013

Does anyone remember the movie “A Fish Called Wanda”?  Remember Otto and Ken and how well they got along?  Otto, played brilliantly by Kevin Cline, eggs on and torments a stuttering Ken (played by Michael Palin) until finally Ken has had enough.  He is going after Otto, and Otto utters a famous line. “It’s K-k-k-Ken […]

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Done, Done, and Done.

by erin on February 5, 2013

I’m a process knitter.  I took the “quiz“, and I’m comfortable with the fact that I have anywhere between seven and four bajillion projects, all in various states of construction, on various needles (and some on waste yarn, when I’ve gotten desperate to get the needles out of it for something new to cast on). […]

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Getting A Little Sentimental Over Here

by erin on January 22, 2013

My son is five years old.  He has been completely gaga over anything that flies since he was two.  He is…shall we say…driven, and spends 98% of each day talking about his passion for airplanes, helicopters, gliders, rockets, and the like.  My husband and I have encouraged this, and I’ve learned to try to find […]

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Life Savers

by erin on January 15, 2013

It is a wonderful gift from the universe that I love knitting as much as I do.   I didn’t learn to knit until after my son was born.  I credit knitting with keeping my life (a life with two vibrant young children galloping in 63 different directions at once) from running off the rails.  […]

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Pay the Piper

by erin on January 8, 2013

I don’t know about you all out there in the real world, but I still feel like I am coming down off of the crazy train that is the holidays.  At this point, it’s more of a holidaze than anything else.   I had this big shindig I went to on New Year’s Eve.  It […]

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Happy New Year!

by erin on January 2, 2013

2013.  Can you believe that?  On one hand, yes, another year, onward, go go go.  On the other hand, where the heck are the flying cars we were supposed to be getting around in by now?  I’m a little surprised we haven’t colonized Mars yet.   However, there is always and forever (I hope) the […]

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A Knitter’s Timeline

by erin on December 18, 2012

Early February 2007:  Learn to knit from this book. February 2007:  Learn several different ways of how not to bind off stitches whilst screwing up knitting a purse seven times.  In a row. Still manage to fall head over heels in love with knitting despite grinding my teeth while mucking up my knitting in several […]

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For The Knitter You Love

by erin on December 11, 2012

I’m going to start by saying that I abso-freakin’-lutely loved getting the comments on my last blog post.  Seriously thank you for throwing comments my way.  I know the blog gets read, but when someone comments, it throws a bone this doggie’s way and this doggie says thank yooooooou!   Ok.  Horrible joke there, what […]

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It Is On Like Donkey Kong

by erin on November 27, 2012

Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving?   We sure did.  My son wanted to help in the kitchen, which was very cute and hilarious, since the chopped onions nearby were really bothering him.  He came up with a solution.   Those are my husband’s chemistry lab goggles.  He dug them out of wherever they […]

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Quantum Knitting 101

by erin on November 20, 2012

Have you heard of the theory of Infinite Halves?   Maybe it’s not a theory.  Maybe it’s a Law?  Or an Idea?  Or maybe I’m hungry.  I don’t know.   Anyhoo.  This Infinite Halves…concept…is pretty neat to grasp.  You have a distance.  You halve the distance.  Now you have half the distance.  You with me […]

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All Hallow’s Eve…Eve

by erin on October 30, 2012

I don’t know about your house, but over here we are approaching that marvelous crazy time known as Halloween.     I’m still putting together my son’s costume.  He’s going as an F-117 Nighthawk, which is good, because everyone is going as one of those this year.  They had loads of exactly. that. costume. at […]

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Fashion!!

by erin on October 13, 2012

We have so much going on this weekend around town!  You all know that there’s a Yarn Crawl going on in the area–with such beautiful weather, with a bit of a nip in the air, you know you need to lay in supplies for the fall and winter.   Also, there is a charming little […]

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