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Jan 13 2011

Start Afresh

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So I never did a year-end post, did I? Guess what? This is as close as it gets, because I’ve been running around since New Year’s. So I counted, and I had 41 FOs for 2010, including 8 shawls, 6 pairs of socks, and 2 sweaters — and lots of gift knitting. I think that’s […]

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Dec 26 2010

…but the fire is so delightful

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There is an honest-to-goodness blizzard outside. Wind gusts of 50mph+, show so thick I can barely see the lights on the other side of the street, and chill trying to creep in around the doors and windows. I am curled up in the living room with yarn and my laptop, the tree glimmering to my […]

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Oct 31 2010


Let’s just say it’s a good thing I only have to carve jack’o’lanterns once a year.

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Sep 11 2010

Road trip

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So I am in Vermont, because that is where my sister is. Visiting her is such a trial: This is where we went apple picking. The orchard overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. I ate one right off the tree. It was delicious. In the car on the drive up, I started a shawlette: […]

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Sep 02 2010

See you in September

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I would ask where the summer went, except that it’s September 2nd and for the last few days the temperatures have been pushing three digits again, which is not…pleasant. I have been off doing summery things. Would you like to see? Never mind. That’s a silly question. I had a houseguest in July, my best […]

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Jul 04 2010


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One score and ten years ago, our foremothers suffered under the tyranny of acrylic. Today we are free to pursue the happiness of merino (and alpaca, and cashmere, and BFL, and tanguis, and silk, and…) And so, I say unto you, my fellow American knitters, go forth and celebrate your independence! I know I am. […]

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Jun 22 2010

Just ducky

Hello, Internets! I have had some adventures. I went to a baseball game. My team did not win, but I got to see some fireworks as well as Quackerjack, my favorite badass mascot: He acts all sweet around the kids (and the couples getting engaged, another thing I got to witness!) but this is one […]

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Jun 12 2010

Read up on Revival

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Last weekend I visited Melissa and we hung out and drank some Austrian beer (oh, Gösser, I am so glad to have made your acquaintance again) and watched some hockey and some movies and some television. (I introduced her to last year’s awesome Star Trek reboot; she has been introducing me to Six Feet Under. […]

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May 25 2010

Unexpected Interlude

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Sometimes knitting on the train means you get into interesting conversations. Last night the conductor paused as she was collecting tickets, leaned over, and asked me, “Is that a sock?” It was, so I let her get a look, and she spent a good five minutes exclaiming and asking questions while I explained how it […]

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Apr 12 2010


Published by under Blather,Traveling Sock

I’ve got a backlog of things blocked and finished to show you… …but the Traveling Sock and I are in Vermont until tomorrow, soaking up the beautiful views. Traveling Sock says hi, by the way.

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