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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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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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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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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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Colorful Knits and a Special Day

by erin on April 16, 2013

I feel like a little kid who got ahold of a box of crayons.  I have been seeing color everywhere and knitting with it, too.  It is such a treat for the eyes after this long, blah sort-of-kinda-winter we had to see the bright green of the new, tender leaves coming out, the yellow of […]

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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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Showin’ And Tellin’

by erin on April 2, 2013

  There are so many pictures in this blog post that I am really hoping none of you out there have dial-up.  Be prepared for quite the show-and-tell.   I paid my usual visit to my most favorite, hallowed, lovely place on earth (also known as the LYS) and got whacked fully in the face […]

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Some Hits and Maybe A Miss

by erin on March 26, 2013

I am so OVER this weather!!!   Ahem.   Ok.  Sorry.  Just had to get that out there.  I figure I’m not the only one, right?  I like fall and winter, I really do.  It’s when this knitter in the South gets to shine.  The rest of the  year, especially during that soupy, steamy season […]

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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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Stunner

by erin on July 3, 2012

I can’t believe it. I just… I mean…. It’s almost too much to comprehend. I finished Vlad.    First off, whoa holy cow, whodathunk?  I knit lace!  Someone throw me a parade right there, ok? When I was binding off my stitches, it sort of looked a little….blah. Vaguely reminiscent of what a human pancreas […]

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How (not) to knit a lace shawl

by erin on May 1, 2012

I am a glutton for punishment, folks.  How many times have you heard me say write that I just can’t knit lace?  How many times have I bewailed the fact that I’ve been bested by the Swallowtail Shawl that everyone and their three-legged blind dog can knit?  But I cannot resist admiring lace for its precision, […]

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