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Monthly Archives: April 2008

what a letdown

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well, it’s been another one of those weeks here (and hey, it’s only wednesday!). in fact, it’s been another one of those months. you know the kind – where nothing serious is wrong, but somehow, little things keep going wrong all over the place.i’m still, STILL struggling with my online shop (i’m not linking to […]

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sweet solitude

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the RSA has a very social weekend planned with friends – lots of drinks, concert tickets, dinners out etc. & since i’m not, by nature, a very sociable person, i opted out of all the plans in favour of a weekend of sweet solitude. so i’m taking myself off to the middle of nowhere – […]

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dawn till dusk

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i have finally answered the age-old question: how much yarn can one dyer dye, if they dye from dawn till dusk? ok, so it might not look like that much – but that’s 50 skeins of yarn hanging to dry, all dyed up in one day in a rush of energy & enthusiasm. most of […]

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hello april

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now that the march sweater is finally finished (ok, i’m calling it “finished” even though i still need to sew the ends in – so there), i can, at last, think about april! & i’ve already decided on my next sweater-a-month project… ok, so it’s not technically a sweater (it is, in actual fact, a […]

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better late than never

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a few days behind schedule, but finished nonetheless… the march sweater, for my sweater-a-month challenge!project specs:started: 2nd march 2008finished: 5th april 2008pattern: my own, based on elizabeth zimmermann’s “seamless saddle shoulder” designyarn: rowan felted tweed in “whisper”, 7.5 ballsneedles: 3.5 & 3.75mm addi lace circular needles

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failure

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well, it’s official. since the month ended on monday, and the march sweater is still going, i guess we have to class this as a failure. it’s not all bad though – i now have everything united to work the yoke, and i’ve even started the decreases for the saddle shoulders, so the work left […]

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