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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 […]


Smug Satisfaction

by erin on February 24, 2015

See???   All the stash accumulation, all the poring over websites for patterns, running to the LYS when there’s a sale or a new shipment arrived, the fifty different colors of blue (or is that green) worsted weight wool…and yes, every single one of them is. a. different. shade.  The 4000 needles (a lot of […]



by erin on October 29, 2014

Looks like some Spanish sheep are shivering in their skivvies this week!   Yep.  I bet there’s a bunch of shorn sheep out there in Spain, because all their wool is in Mary’s shops! The alpacas would also like to lodge a complaint.  It’s awkward being an alpaca (have you seen them in action?!) but […]

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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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by erin on September 30, 2014

There is a cool new event all month long at our favorite local yarn stores!  Check it out:     (crash, bang, BOOM).   Darn it.  Stupid thing won’t work, so here’s the skinny on Socktober:   Celebrate at Yarns Etc and Great Yarns! with Beautiful Sock Yarns Classes Tricks and Techniques Sock fun for […]


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 […]


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 […]



by erin on August 6, 2014

Things are tripping along nicely over here in my harem of hand knits.  Totally loving that phrase still.  Come on a little woolly tour of my trio of gorgeous knits:   Over here you can see I have made appreciable progress on my V-neck sweater.  I have finished all the the major knitting and now […]


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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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 […]


Shouldn’t I Feel This Way At The End?

by erin on May 27, 2014

Continuing the previous post’s theme about knitting and emotions, logic, or lack thereof, I noticed another thing this past week when I was knitting.  I had finished my last project, which I do very much like, but even my affection for it was unmatched by how good it felt to pull out new yarn and […]

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The Results Are In!

by erin on January 10, 2012

I was so pleased to see several comments from knitters after last week’s blog post.  It looks like we’re going to do a knit-along, folks!  I’m very excited, as it’s my first knit-along.  Details are still coming together, and in a day or two I will present the pattern we will be knitting, along with […]

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I’m Not Running The Show

by erin on December 20, 2011

It seems that this week has been one where I learn (repeatedly) that I am not the captain of my destiny…well, not as much as I would like.  Maybe I’m the assistant key grip or something.  My first clue?  That would have been in the middle of my knitting crunch time.  I had five days […]

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Mish mash.

by erin on September 27, 2011

Uuuuuuuuugh I cannot take it anymore. I have to confess something.  I can’t keep doing this anymore.  It is sucking my will to live.  I’m starting to break out in hives every time I think about doing it. And by “it”, I mean the Farmer’s Market Cardigan that I’ve been knitting on since the Nixon […]

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