Author Archives: Raeyn

Cracked It

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I think, I *think*, I’ve cracked getting stitch markers photographed satisfactorily. Based on my decision to switch to using a cloth backing, I had to redo the ones I’d done most recently, which gave me a basis of comparison on whether my choice was a good one. Based on the fact that it took less cleanup and the main problem… Read more »

Props

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I had knitted a ‘normal’-sized square to use in photos of stitch markers, and realised that my larger ones looked a bit ridiculous in that setting. I don’t know where it came from, but I found a chunky cream-coloured remnant in the back of a drawer and got to work with that. So I’ll probably be retaking some ‘lookit on… Read more »

Saver

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I saw someone selling needle savers in one of my few Facebook groups, and it told me that heey, that’s a thing I need. The person in question didn’t ship to the UK, so I found someone selling here instead. Free shipping, giving money to charity, less sales than me and vastly better branding… she will hopefully go far with… Read more »

Vite Vite

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This is the ‘oh crap, company soon’ post, complete with dubious photo, la! The weather has continued in the gross vein we were promised, though it’s a bit nicer inside because Z made the effort to poke at the downstairs a/c to get more cooling out of it. He’s gone ahead and jiggled some funding around to get a replacement… Read more »

Whatever Works

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Our determination to install the new curtain rail yesterday met with disappointment. In spite of using the right drill bit, Z couldn’t get through something hard in the wall. So basically, we annoyed some aged plaster and have no idea what the bones behind it are. Z got in contact with our builder, who confirmed that he was 99% sure… Read more »

Party of Three

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Well okay, there’s only two in this photo, but that’s fine. The big one was curled up around her computer playing, while the little one comes for cuddles often. They both got any number of hugs, and they both got their nails painted as desired. I had to take them outside to do it ’cause it’s murderously hot and the… Read more »

Behold the Void

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Batman is the beddiest cat that I’ve ever had, and I love it.  He tucks me in at night, and generally does his best to pin me into bed every morning. This is the morning ‘lulz, you can’t get out of bed’ pose, wherein he’s between me and the edge of the bed. He WILL shift with a little nudge,… Read more »

Blergh

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This, my friends, is the face of exhaustion + annoyance. I’ve been playing with my little lightbox and trying to get my head around what settings are gonna give me the cleanest results. I think part of the problem is that even if the box has some neat little strip lighting, I need more light. I’ve got an LED lamp… Read more »

Out

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Food! Cooked by other people! It’s the best kind of food, really. Everyone had a nice meal, and a pleasant time out. I thanked the girls for their continued stellar behaviour; they have always been superstars when we take them out, and this was no exception. Past that… been humid and gross, but hooray for the a/c. Not sure you’re… Read more »