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Monthly Archives: February 2010

gold medal knitting

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well ahead of the finsh line, my knitting olympics project is complete – and i just managed to scrape through, with less than a metre of yarn left over (the tiny little scrap above the socks in the photo is what was left from the skein of yarn i used). project specs:started 12th february 2010, […]

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seven reasons

seven reasons why today was better than yesterday: the snow is gone – it turned to rain overnight, so everything’s been washed away. it’s been gray & rainy, but the wind is a lot calmer, so i’m no longer getting a face full of snow every time i walk out the door. welly boots plus […]

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i give up

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we’re in the middle of a completely ridiculous snow-blizzard here, so i’ve decided that’s it for the day – i give up. the problem is not so much the snowiness (it’s very wet snow, so it’s not really “sticking”, and the road surfaces are mainly clear) as the blowiness. the wind is so strong that […]

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olympic progress

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olympic challenge sock #1, nearly completed

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citius, altius, fortius

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i’ve decided, at almost the last minute, to attempt the knitting olympics this year. there aren’t any hard & fast rules, except that a) you can’t start your olympic project until the olympic flame is lit at the opening ceremonies, and you have to finish before the flame goes out at the closing ceremonies; and […]

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cheering my tuesday

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look what arrived in the middle of my day-off drudgery (i’m not in the studio on tuesdays, which means i have to clean the house, boo!)… some “un-valentine” flowers from the RSA (who’s still in india until the beginning of next month – but yay for online florist deliveries!). there were so many of them […]

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starting over

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why is it, as knitters, that so many of us keep going with projects that we know just aren’t working? we convince ourselves that somehow, if we just keep knitting, all our concerns about a project will disappear. somehow, it will fit properly, it will flatter us, it will work out…and then, without much effort, […]

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