Feb 28

I’ve been working on a pair of socks for my mother. (yeah, “aww” and “sweet” — I know, I know.) I’ve just started the second sock, but thought I’d share some progress pics with y’all.

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Nov 2

This past month has sped by at an alarming rate, and I’m not quite sure if I remember all of it. There were ups and downs, changes in logic, and gob-smacked moments. I’m happy for where we have ended up, but- my-lands -that was a bumpy ride!

So we finish up SOCKtoBEER with not a single completed pair of socks, and look forward to better knitting juju in NOROvember.

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Sep 30

Ketchup

Posted by Nanc

Wha? What kind of title is “ketchup” anyhoo? Well, let me blather on explain.

Despite the lack of blogging and sharing knits as they happen, I’ve been keeping quiet. Really, nothing crazy or fancy or whatnot is going on. Simply, I haven’t been knit-blogging about much. But I have been knitting. Some.

In an effort to show what I have knit and finished (FOs – hurrah!), what I’m currently knitting, and what I hope/plan/want to be knitting soon – I decided to post this here catch-up post.

The term “catch-up” reminds me of “catsup” which is another term for “ketchup.” And my joking dad used to play with the words and intermingle them. (I’m sure he also referred to “catch-up” as “catsup” during my youth, the silly man that he is.)

So read on for my catsup catch-up.

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Aug 20

“Oh, what a beautiful day for the fair,” said the brightly colored pair of socks. “I wonder what we’ll see.”

If it sounds like I might have lost IT and am a bit more loony that usual, well you might be right. But it won’t stop those socks from telling their story. Nothing will stop the socks.

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Jul 1

Saturday Sky

Posted by Nanc

Sandy has been rounding up the troops to post pictures of your Saturday sky. So here are some of mine for today.

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Jun 2

Not too long ago, Purling Pirate counted and figured out how many pairs of socks she could make from her sock stash. Heck, she’s even got a counter on her site to keep her honest. (And, oh-my! how it’s grown lately!)

At one point, I thought that I had scooped her lead (especially after my haul from MSWF). But no. Not even close, really.

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Jun 1

Fortune cookies

Posted by Nanc

Typically, the fortunes that await me in the mist of Chinese fortune cookies are likely to make me laugh. Out loud. And if they’re not humorous on their own, finishing the line with “in bed” is sure to have me cracking up.

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May 10

Came. Saw. Conquered.

Posted by Nanc

And I’ve got the ball cap to prove it!

Chris, Petra (aka Good Girl Purl), and I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this past weekend. We had a hoot, many laughs, and lots of wool. Come check it out!

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May 9

Dye-o-meme-a-rama

Posted by Nanc

I band-wagoned (this can be used as a verb, yes?) and joined the Dye-O-Rama swap. As part of this and to help my pal figure a good color and scheme for me, I’ve got a meme for y’all. No, you don’t HAVE to read it. No one’s forcing you, right?

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Apr 27

A good day to dye

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It was one of those mixed up days, where the sun didn’t know what was going on. It was sunny enough to make you squint, but not enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. I wanted an omelet, but it just wasn’t in the cards.

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