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Monthly Archives: December 2006

resolutions

it’s that time of year again. every year we make them, and every year, they get forgotten by about the end of february. i’m not someone who generally makes new year’s resolutions, for the simple fact that i never, ever follow through on them. & then i feel guilty, so it’s much easier to just […]

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small celebrations

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my lovely little kitten made it through surgery just fine – everything looks ok & she should heal well. it’s still a bit sad to see her little shaved belly but at least it’s done & everything will be fine.as any true knitter would, i celebrated this news by casting on for a new project […]

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’tis the season…

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… to be broke & stressed, apparently.it was confirmed today that my wee cat, who has been not very well for the past couple of weeks, has stones in her bladder. she needs surgery sooner rather than later, so she’s booked in first thing tomorrow morning for an operation which is fairly serious for a […]

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it’s beginning to look a lot…

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…like i won’t finish my one & only piece of christmas knitting! luckily the recipient is understanding of the knitting process, & won’t be bemused by a half-finished piece of knitted thing (likely still on the needles) turning up in their christmas parcel. even though i’ve spent the afternoon watching this… …& plan to spend […]

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life is hard; let’s go shopping!

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this week seems to be a buildup of small annoyances; the kind of things that if they happened one at a time wouldn’t be a problem, but when they all happen at once, it’s just exhausting. it’s been a week of sleep deprivation, sick cats, bad dogs, buses that don’t go where they say they […]

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elfine… fini!

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pattern: elfine socks; free pattern from hereyarn: mama e’s sock yarn in colourway “chocolate”needles: crystal palace bamboo dpns, 2.25mmmodifications: the first & most obvious one is that i used dpns instead of the magic loop technique in which the pattern is written. also, i used a different wrap & turn method for the short row […]

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so very tired.

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it’s been a difficult day. this morning, after several appointments with doctors & specialists & many months of waiting for referrals, i had what may be the first of a series (depending on what today’s test shows) of EEGs in an attempt to see what’s been going on in my brain. although it was the […]

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so much sock yarn…

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…so little time. the order from blue moon arrived this morning!! alas, not all the yarn is for me… from left to right: “ruby” for sarah; “red rock canyon” for the resident sock appreciator, plus an extra skein of the same sent by mistake (!); two skeins of “rocktober” for india & lynette; and three […]

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progress report

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for lanns: sock number one is complete! (don’t worry – i did put it on my foot for photographic purposes, but it will be washed & blocked before i send it to you!)the pattern is elfine from anna bell (free here) and the yarn is mama e’s sock yarn in “chocolate” on 2.25mm needles. the […]

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