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Jun 19 2011

Take Me Out

Traveling Sock celebrated Father’s Day by going to the ballpark. It was a beautiful day for a game. Especially when the home team won 6-0. Sorry, Camden. The Long Island Ducks are my favorite baseball team, because they are a semi-pro team that play in a reasonably-sized stadium where you can see what’s happening on […]

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May 22 2011


I’m working on a bunch of gift knitting at the moment, but I needed a bit of a break. So I started another project. Startitis? Me? You must be mistaking me for some other knitter. Say hi to my new train knitting, an Ishbel that I am making in Madtosh Merino Light celebration yarn that […]

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Mar 27 2011

Red and White

I did not knit today. Today, I marveled. Through a not entirely random series of events (a quilt show at FIT, stopping in to use a coupon we go there at my mom’s favorite quilt shop in the city, and a conveniently placed pamphlet at the register) my mom and I ended up at the […]

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Mar 23 2011

Catching up

Just because I didn’t post about February’s socks in February doesn’t mean they weren’t finished in February. Really. RIVENDELL Pattern: Rivendell by Janel Laidman Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in Deep Sea, a birthday gift from J Needles: US 1 dpns Notes: Oh, these did come out breathtaking, didn’t they? But that wasn’t without […]

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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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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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Feb 01 2010

Sing of happy, not sad

Anybody else who grew up with Sesame Street remember that one? I rediscovered it a few years ago, and now it earworms its way into my brain frequently. Today is a day to sing of some happy. Since January is over, so is my little fundraiser. I totaled up my sales of October Leaves, figured […]

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Jan 14 2010


So my favorite place to hang out on Ravelry is a little group called LSG, a group filled with some fine ladies and gents with hearts of gold. (And language of profanity, but that’s why it’s fun.) They set a goal to raise $5069 yesterday for Haiti relief, because that’s how many people are willing […]

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Jan 13 2010

Mending the World

Yesterday I bumped into a mention of the Hebrew phrase tikkun olam, which means “mending the world.” It’s a Jewish belief, with a lot of meanings and history, but the one I am most familiar with is the importance of doing good works to make the world better. I love the translation, and the idea. […]

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Dec 25 2009

All Is Bright

If you are celebrating, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. My knitting is done and wrapped and I am finishing a cup of tea before drifting off so that Santa can go about his work. This is my favorite night of the year, and I hope you’ve all enjoyed it as much as I […]

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