May 23

Not So Easy Crispy Treats

Posted by Nanc

Wanna know how to take the simplest of tasks and turn it on its head? Add baby.

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Mar 12

Oops

Posted by Nanc

I missed yesterday’s post, and by the time I remembered it was late. Hopefully you’ll forgive me.

I also screwed up when stating that Texas was done with its winter. Well, at least Evie got to wear her hand knit socks.

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Dec 14

a holiday thing

Posted by Nanc

Good Girl Purl of the Purling Ps asked us (the proverbial, internets “us”) to make a list of what makes us happy during the holidays. What can I do but to oblige such a sweet request.

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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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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 8

Lost my marbles

Posted by Nanc

A few clowns short of a circus.

Mad as a monkey on a trike.

A kangaroo loose in the top paddock.

And other euphemisms for being slightly crazy. (I especially like the third one from the bottom: Knitting with only one needle. How apropos!)

I’ve got another pair of socks knitted up, but there’s something a little off about them. Hmmmm….

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Jan 24

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What’s that all about? Sockapaloooza, of course! Have YOU signed up yet?
Sockapaloooza III: The Wrath of Sock!
Sockapalooza 3D: Return of the Gusset

(Hee – play with the name a little. It’s kind of fun!)

Updated with more sock news! Check the ‘Read More’ section.

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Jun 2

Do I know you?

Posted by Nanc

Or perhaps you know me?

I’ve joined in on the fun that is Secret Pal 5 and have recently been “introduced” to my pal. It’s a bit spooky to think of a complete stranger lurking about your site for the sole purpose of knowing you better. Sniffing in the garbage articles and investigating into the sultry archives. And you worry: Did she understand the underlying humor of that one post? Will she read too much into that one joke? Will I be penalized (he he) for any of Matty’s posts?!

To satisfy my secret pal’s need for information and, well honestly – because it’s a required part of the whole SP5 rules, the Read More portion of this post is brought to you by the letter “I.”

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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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Jun 24

A girl likes to have pretty things. Even while knitting. That’s why there’s “knitting jewelry” (stitch markers and row markers). A shiny bauble or more to have hanging about even during the most boring, garter-stitch drudgery.

Well, this crafty girl along with her gal pals Pamelalala, Petra and Kathy (see this? if y’all had websites, I could be spiffy and link them here) have gone and made their own.

I’ve made way too many for myself, but am a greedy with my preciouses. (Is it too late to make a Gollum reference?) I’ve made some as gifts and some for the heck of it – ’cause I liked the beads. It’s addicting, I tell ya’. And it’s not like knitting’s not addictive enough, now I’ve got a beading habit to go with my fiber jones.

So here’s a couple of pics o’ knitting eye candy and perhaps a little instruction. I gotta get some knit on… like NOW!

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