Mar 19

Giraffes, apparently.

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We love this fluffy, soft (so, so soft!) cushion for Evie to lay out, but to be honest there was a lot of discussions and debates on what kind of animal this is. Then we saw the tag stating it was a giraffe. Can’t argue with that, huh?

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Evie’s Great-Uncle Ike got this for her. She likes.

Jan 16

baby stuff

Posted by Matty

Evie’s been home for one week, and what a week it’s been. New pictures inside…

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Sep 9

Two for Tuesday: Memes

Posted by Nanc

Now don’t you feel special? Two memes, one post. Could you ask for any more insubstantial blather?

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Apr 20

Huh?

Posted by Nanc

{{rubbing eyes with fists}}

What’s going on?

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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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Nov 8

Kahlua Mud

Posted by Matty

Can you believe that I can still mine fantastic articles from the old site?
Maybe one day, I will write something fer real. That would be fantastic, huh?

btw, happy voting day!

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Jul 27

My shoes rock!

It’s been a few weeks, but still find myself enamored with a new pair of sneaks that I bought on a whim. I have to restrain from wearing them every single day, and am extra-happy on the days when I allow myself to wear them. Crazy, huh?

Don’t be jealous. I’m sure that you have a neat pair of shoes that make your sole (ha!) smile and heart sing, too. You do, don’t you? If not, what are you waiting for?

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Mar 8

Got Sock?

Posted by Nanc

pink stripped goodness!

Well I do! (Please note that ‘sock’ is singular, in contrast to the more popular ‘socks‘.)

A new and amazing thing happened over the weekend here: a sock was born! See. There to the left. That sock? Yeah, I made that. [said with chest puffed out and proud]

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Dec 3

Not completely greenie

Posted by Nanc

I finished by beanie cap. You know, that lurvly Silk Garden cap that I was ranting and raving about just a post or two ago. The green one. Well, guess what? It’s not all green!

Oh, I knew that it wasn’t going to stay all green. I saw the other colors and I even mentioned them in the other post. But what a shocking change from the greens that were happening. And how I lurve it! The hat fits snug and good on my noggin, and it’s yummy-warm. The colors are great and it was fun to knit up.

So it’s a FO. Yay! The pic here is the “extra” yarn that was left over from the skein. More than I was expecting, but don’t worry – I know how to use it all up.

But I couldn’t stop there, could I? (A knitter is never truly done knitting.) I’ve started some more project(s) and learned some new tricks/tips. I’m evolving into a right, fine knitter. yup.

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Nov 7

Most of the time a project determines the fiber. But some times the fiber demands a project. Such was the case with three skeins of Berroco® Uxbridge Tweed I picked up at the Ewe‘s clearance rack a few weeks ago. (Did I mention that I heart their clearance rack?)

Not only that, but I heart Uxbridge Tweed! This stuff is lurvely. It’s thick and warm and cushy; the texture is great and it doesn’t reject pattern stitches. And it’s no calm, snooty tweed – nope, it’s jazzed up with some bits of color, like orange in my oatmeal & brown goodness. Pretty sweet, huh?

I first saw Kathy knitting with it and admired it then, so when I saw these three little skeins of yummy I had to pick them up. And they wanted to become a scarf. A mistake-rib scarf. And then a matching hat. (For this, I had to locate and purchase another skein at full, retail price from another store. Harrumph.)

I still have a bit more and it’s crying out to become fingerless gloves, but I’m not listening. My other yarns are starting to call out to be heard now, too. All in good time, my lovelies. All in good time.

Click the pic for a closer look. This hat and scarf set is for my bro in MD. I hear it gets cold there.