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I’ve Got a Brand New Bag…

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Of wool. Because it was £5 a pop for a couple of 400 gram balls of aran wool, and I made grabbyhands at getting it for half-price. These were the four balls available — two black, and two lilac, and I am going to use them to make blanket. Or blankets. I’m not really sure how much ridiculousness I can… Read more »

I Thought There Was More

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Last night was utterly brilliant. Good company, good conversations… and free, good quality wool. A visiting sister of one of our regulars had brought a box of wool to give away, and I made with the grabby hands. I was positive there were more skeins of the wool on the top, but I can’t see any. Maybe she nicked a… Read more »

It’s Magical

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Well, I did manage to get the socks done last night… I think I mentioned that. So I spent today winding up the remaining wool, moving crap around on my desk, and eventually getting the pattern for the toy kit I wanted to do next printed. It happens to be for a unicorn, which yanno, yoink! I also printed out… Read more »

And Finally, The Sky…

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Today, the rains finally came. Well, it rained a bit yesterday, but today seems to have been the day for the rain to come in a way that caused peoples’ headaches to eff off. I still feel fairly awful, but my head pain has been mainly manageable. It probably helped that I went to bed stupid early last night. Like,… Read more »

Like Vines

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As you can see, sock #2 is starting to get off to a good start. It’s a pretty good match-up colour-wise so far, but we’ll see how it goes. I might get further along and find that someone has done a random-ass grafting like in the other skein. *shakes head* Whatever the case, I’m enjoying the turn of speed that… Read more »

Grr

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First of all, I apologise if you didn’t get the snazziness of a featured image today. For some reason, I can’t get the gallery to accept uploads. I don’t know if there’s something down at Dreamhost, or something down at our end, but whatever. You still get a picture here at least? Of course, today’s picture comes to you compliments… Read more »

Lunar

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The pattern I am working for this pair of socks is called Solar. The socks shown on the pattern are a gorgeous bright variegated orange. So of course, my Chroma starts off purple and blue, looking more like the night rather than the day. It’s currently working towards light blue, green, and then springy greens and yellows, so. It should… Read more »

And Suddenly…

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Tonight, I surprised myself by finding the texture of proper wool pleasant. Like, rubbing it on my face, wow, this feels good. I don’t know that I will ever become a full-on wool snob, but it was a pleasant surprise that my flesh decided it could get on with it. That’s exciting, and we’ll see how it goes. At least… Read more »

Attempting Order out of Disorder

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Alas, the things I’m trying to sort aren’t exactly this half of my desk, ha ha. I *DID* finally sit down and finish inventorying my wool supplies, so that was pleasing. Hah, so of course I stand up and try to move things around a little bit. It’s still pretty bad, but it’s just that little bit more ordered. I… Read more »

It’s Definitely Love

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My new tiny circulars arrived today, so I got started on the first sock tonight at knitting. I’ve got a long way yet to go, but I’m already in love with what I’m seeing, hee hee. As much as I love wools that are in various colours, I’m also wary of the patterning coming out not-cute. I’m not completely sure… Read more »