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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 […]


One Thing Finished, One Thing Started

by erin on January 13, 2015

My daughter requested a new hat.  She picked the yarn and color herself.  I wasn’t surprised by her yarn choice, but I wasn’t expecting the color.     This is a very simple hat knit up in Misti Alpaca Chunky in a pinkish chocolate shade.  Chocolate flamingo, Cafe Pepto, no idea what to call it, […]



by erin on December 23, 2014

The knitting has been fierce over here.  The holiday homestretch looms before me, and, finished or not, the race is over.     I successfully combined fitness and knitting this week.  It threw off my speed, but nonetheless, I was brimming with virtue at exercising AND knitting without breaking the treadmill.   I finished the […]



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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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.  […]