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Off the Needles: Finished Projects Update

November is National Novel Writing Month, and Danny and I have taken on the NaNoWriMo challenge, which is to write a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. We’re both attempting this daunting task to challenge ourselves and to hopefully stir up some inner creativity. The daily goal is to aim to write around 1667… Continue reading Off the Needles: Finished Projects Update

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CA Wool & Fiber Festival 2016

I’ve been in New England for about a week hanging out with the bride-to-be. (She loves her shawl!) The wedding is only 9 days away, and we’ve been crafting hard to create the final touches for the wedding, like favors, decorations, center pieces, and welcome bags. There’s still plenty to do over the course of… Continue reading CA Wool & Fiber Festival 2016

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Whatcha Up To? (Knitting Projects Update)

This post is a little on the longer side to make up for my silence over the past couple of weeks. I’ve just finished packing for my trip to Boston on Saturday. (Oh gosh, that’s tomorrow.) I’ve been running around a little bit squeezing in doctors appointments, last-minute shopping, and a few odd errands before… Continue reading Whatcha Up To? (Knitting Projects Update)

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On (and Off) the Needles: Cinnamon Girl Cardi and Trillian

Danny and I are finally all packed for our Central America trip. Our red-eye flight takes off tonight at around midnight. I’m squeezing in a little bit of blog writing time (with old episodes of Larkrise to Candleford playing soothingly in the background) before we head out. I had fun today running around doing some… Continue reading On (and Off) the Needles: Cinnamon Girl Cardi and Trillian

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On the Needles: Cardi, Socks, & More Socks

My stay here is Kansas has been sweltering, but full of much needed and hugely appreciated quality time with my parents. I’ve also been able to act as the helpful daughter by working on a few things around the house while I’m here. Last week, I was excited to be able to celebrate my dad’s… Continue reading On the Needles: Cardi, Socks, & More Socks

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Finished Project: Hortense Beaded Lace Shawl

After a bit of binge knitting this week I managed to complete Bethany’s wedding shawl! I started the shawl back in February, and I’ve been working on it a little at a time over the past few months. As mentioned in previous posts, the knitting pattern is called Hortense Beaded Lace Shawl and the designer… Continue reading Finished Project: Hortense Beaded Lace Shawl

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Lake Tahoe and Jimmy Beans Wool

This past weekend, Danny and I had a much-needed little mini break up north in the Lake Tahoe area. Once a year, the company that Danny works for plans a spring getaway weekend for all the employees and their families. They take great care in choosing a different location each year, usually within an hour… Continue reading Lake Tahoe and Jimmy Beans Wool