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I Love a Parade

So I was in Williamston on Friday night. It was their homecoming night. I didn’t go for the parade or anything – I was just lucky. I love marching band music. I know it’s very geeklike of me but I can’t help it. It brings back memories of High School and I, unlike many other people, was very happy in […]

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This Could Be Dangerous

Here is the Border Leicester I was spinning yesterday. I like the feel of the wool. It’s very strong. It’s also very curly. I wasn’t too happy with this little batch though. I got it last year at Rhinebeck before I knew the least little bit about what to look for when buying wool. This has a HUGE amount of […]

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AAAARRRRRR!

I forgot to remind you…. It’s talk like a pirate day matey’s. Shiver me timbers and all that rot.

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Zimmermania

So I sent an email to join Zimmermania a couple of days ago. I’m still waiting to here back but I’m hopeful. It’s an Elizabeth Zimmerman KAL. I’ve been wanting to try the Pi Are Square Shawl for some time ever since Kelle told me that it’s impossible. Can’t be true I think but I was waist deep in a […]

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yesterday I went to the Festival and Railroad Days in Hamburg. It was a fun day. I went with Betty and Pam. Betty had a booth there and Pam and I went to help out. It was very slow. Now many people were buying things although we spread a lot of good will and got some people interested in spinning […]

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Presenting Lily Ofthevalley

This is the time that I finished knitting Lily last night Here she is free from the needles. For blocking shawls I use the Orenburg Method so I’ll describe it the best way I can. With a yarn or darning needle I thread polyester cording through each point. You should always put the needle the same way through each point. […]

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Gratitude

Lately the word friends tends to bring a tear to my eye – although lately a lot of things are making me cry. That’s not the point of this post though. What would I do without friends? It’s kind of crazy because I’ve asked my husband in the past if he wouldn’t like a friend or two to hang around […]

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Yard Sales, eBay and Other Scary Stuff

I’m going to spare you the Lily update pictures. I will just tell you that I have less than 45 stitches to decrease before I can finish the final corner and graft and be finished. I hope that will be taking place later this week. I have a yard sale to prepare for. I need some little tags and I […]

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Tomorrow is Little Bear Day

I need a moment. I’ve been a little sad feeling the past week or so. I couldn’t figure it out. Hormone’s? Depression? The weather? Last night I was watching yet another documentary about 9/11. I’ve been doing it just about every night. The children born after 9/11 who had lost their father, the heroic man who had seen it coming, […]

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Smack My knuckles With A Ruler Because…

I have a cheatin’ heart. Last night I couldn’t take it anymore. I had had it with Lilly. All she wants is my undivided attention. It’s been a year since I began my relationship with her and more than 2 months since we’ve been exclusive. I don’t think I can be tied down to just one, ah, yarn project.So I […]

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Get Me To New York!

O.K. Check this out. I was over seeing what Maryse has been doing and she sent me over to see Stitchy McYarnpants. I’m doing it! I hope I emailed in time cause I want to play and be a square. Wanna play with me?

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The Luck of the Irish

It’s my year. I mean it. It’s been great. I can’t say that EVERYTHING has been going my way, but I really can’t complain. My daughter came home after some experimental time away from home. She’s working things out and getting smart fast. My husband still has a job despite the crappy Michigan economy. I can still cook so that […]

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Here is my progress for the UFO challenge that I was working on this weekend.I’m not done. Still 100 stitches on the needles. That’s 200 rows to you and me. Good news is that since Friday I’ve completed 70 rows. The end is near and it might be this week. Good thing too because I’m gettin kind of antsy. I […]

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Spinning Roving Swap

Here are my answers to the questions: 1) How long have you been spinning?Off and on for about 2 years but regularly for about a year. 2) Are you a beginner, novice, or experienced spinner?I would call myself a novice. I seem to be able so spin laceweight but I’m having trouble with thicker yarns. 3) Do you spin on […]

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Saturday Sewing Room Update

I think I can see some progress. I probably worked in here for about 2 hours this week. My skein holder/antique dryer is over full now and the drawers in the closet are almost bursting. It’s definitely time for a moratorium on buying new yarn. I think I’m going to have my own “autumn abstain”. Let me know if you […]

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If I’m sittin’…I’m a knittin’

I’m taking Kelle’s challenge for this weekend. It’s a finish a project UFO Challenge. Of course I’m going to work on Lilly. I don’t think I’ll finish but I’m going to give it my best try. Is it wrong to knit in church? Check me out later for sewing room progress.

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Shuffle Off To Buffalo

We went to the Detroit Zoo this last Tuesday. I like the zoo and we’ve been members for the last 5 years. I like the Philadelphia zoo a lot better but I think it might be just a homeland thing. O.K. So I have a question for anyone. We saw some Bison. Aren’t they cute? That’s not the question. I […]

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