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Monthly Archives: June 2007

stupefied

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i finally realised today what that often-used knitting abbreviation “knit in st st” actually means. many people will think that it translates as “knit in stocking stitch”; that is to say, knit one row & purl the next. but today, its deeper meaning became clear: “st st” actually stands for “stockinette stupor”.this is something that […]

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a pair of prize monkeys

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these beauties are washed, blocking, and nearly ready to wing their way off (flying monkeys?) to their new home in LA, where they are hoping to see a palm tree. i finally managed to make it over to claudia’s blog (i’ve been internet-deficient for a few days), and here’s the final tally: $40, 190. how […]

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monkey socks are go!

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WE HAVE A WINNER!!! lawebchick, you are (or will be soon) the proud owner of a brand spanking new pair of monkey socks, knitted especially for you, because you are a kind & generous person. (everyone else who got in touch with me is kind & generous too, but alas i only have one pair […]

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unfaithful

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dear blog,you may have been wondering where i’ve been lately. i know it’s been an awfully long time, and i have no good explanation. i do have something important to tell you; you may be shocked & upset to hear it but there’s no good way to do this except to say it straight out. […]

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SOCK YARN SALE!!!!

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for a limited time… all sock yarn on the old maiden aunt site is on sale!! only £10 per skein including UK postage (£2 extra for international postage). i’ve got a pile of new dyeing yarn coming in soon & i’m lacking storage space, so take advantage of my small workroom & get some lovely […]

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home alone

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with the RSA away all day saturday & sunday for work & family things, i was faced with an entire weekend on my own. & with so much free time on our hands, we didn’t really know what to do.some of us simply took long naps, and waited for the time to pass until the […]

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overwhelming

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knitters never cease to amaze & overwhelm me.in the fundraising push for claudia’s MS ride, so many people have donated so far that she’s set a new goal of $30,000, since it looks like she’ll easily surpass her initial goal of $20,000 – and there’s still three weeks to go before donations close.three days after […]

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a sheep, a slip, & some sock yarn

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the sheep: a bag o’ fleece presented to me by (blogless) victoria, for free!! (thanks victoria!) it’s quite dirty & full of lanolin, and it has been living in my hall cupboard wrapped in two layers of plastic that you can still smell it through. i briefly pondered trying to clean & card it myself, […]

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prizes for a good cause…

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in my almost-year of blogging & my year-and-a-half-or-so of being part of the inter-knit world, it’s come to my attention that knitters are some of the most kind & generous people on the planet. & here’s yet another example – claudia, whose blog i came across through anne, is doing this, a two-day, 150-mile bike […]

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progress, of sorts

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the yet-another-pair-of-monkey-socks are going well so far: (left, after a quiet work day on friday, & right, after a very busy saturday!) astute observers will notice that the sock pictured is not, in fact, being knitted in the yarn that i wound up last post (which was “dragon fire” sock yarn from lavender sheep on […]

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