FO Friday – dyed wool hat

FO Friday – dyed wool hat

Last fall, I mentioned how we had received a fleece from a neighbor and Kurth Valley Fiber Mill cleaned it and spun it into yarn.  Unfortunately, Papa didn’t give them very good directions as to how thin to process it.  Holding your fingers out and saying “this thick” isn’t very accurate.  As a result, the yarn
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FO Friday – couple of cowls

FO Friday – couple of cowls

I’m finding some more projects I made before the end of the year that I never mentioned! The first has an excuse.  I made a cowl several months ago intending it for my sister.  I was sure I was using the yarn she had chosen … and then I found the real yarn.   Oops.
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FO Friday – TAAT socks

FO Friday – TAAT socks

We’re coming up to an anniversary. Not a wedding or anything – but the anniversary of when my brother-in-law asked me for socks. I believe it was 2 years ago (hopefully not 3) that I brought some purple sock yarn on our trip to Florida with the idea that I was going to try making
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Pocketbook slippers

Pocketbook slippers

This is what happens when you don’t post projects as they are being produced … you miss some!  Abbi over at Proverbs31Living commented on my Christmas gifts post: “The pocketbook slippers are neat. It is hard to imagine just how they work without seeing them on.”  I was going to point her to a previous post
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FO Friday – Moving Forward cowl

FO Friday – Moving Forward cowl

I had one last project I finished just before the year ended.  It was the Designer’s challenge for November – December: Object: a cowl Theme: using big gauge yarn (CYC #5 bulky or bigger) Technique: free choice (any type of project)   I have several skeins of yarn in bulky/chunky weight … but of course, none of them
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OneWord 2016

OneWord 2016

Since it’s still the first half of the month, it’s not too late to talk about goals for the new year, is it? Nope, didn’t think so. Like other years, I’m trying to use the One Word concept to focus on this year. This year I’m focusing on     I just love that picture.
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FO Friday – Christmas 2015

FO Friday – Christmas 2015

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a Finished object Friday. I had to refrain from posting a lot of my projects because I was afraid my recipients would see their Christmas gifts. And now … looking back, I’m sure you don’t want to see each individual one, so I’ve created some collages for
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Meet the New You book review

Meet the New You book review

A New Year. A time to reflect on the successes and failures of the prior year and a time to plan for the future. How did 2015 year develop? My year was an average year – some good, some bad. The good: I learned several new techniques in knitting and crochet, started developing several patterns,
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

#firstworldproblems

#firstworldproblems

The hash tag #firstworldproblems is a pet-peeve of mine.  For most people it seems an “out” for the complaining and lack of thankfulness that they should even have problems of the kind.  Just looking at twitter today I see things like Falling asleep at my desk. Want.. to…go..home.. #office #work #computerscience #life #firstworldproblems But you have employment.
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