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Life with a left-leaning Fiberista and my journey to find sanity and more time to knit, spin and weave.

The Official End of Summer

A quick post today as we try and grab the last gasp of summer. Have a great weekend! Labor Day Link Up: Books for Strong Girls! Autumn is coming Really Seriously, it is! Even mitten weather! And, a thousand rainy days But, Lucy Neatby is always a bright spot!…...
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Behind the Eight Ball

Hullo, Monday… nice of you to bring the cooler weather. Too bad you did not bring some organization with you because I am feeling decidedly unorganized today! Friday Happy Hour was an inside affair, but it was good. And, that Tomato Jam is to die for! Couple that...
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Summer Knit Along Reality Check

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. Nikos Kazantzakis The basket holding the knitting does not seem to be shrinking in volume and reality tells me that I am unlikely to finish my list before the Labor Day weekend is over....
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Fiber Friday

Happy Friday! I would say that it took long enough getting here, but it was a short week. However, I have felt confused on what day it is all week long! Tuesday felt like Monday, etc. But, today is Friday and that means I am joining Rachel for Fiber Friday. I...
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Fiber Friday

In a week that just FLEW by, we find ourselves at the start of the weekend. This week there was lots of spinning! Some spindle spinning. And lots of wheel spinning. And, this really was just a couple of evenings worth of spinning. I had forgotten how quickly...
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A Gathering of Easy

When one of my absolute favorite designers collaborates with some friends and they put together a collection of “Drop-Dead Easy Knits” I was excited to see what the collection would include. I pre-ordered the book and it was delivered on Tuesday – at which...

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First Day of Fall – Currents

Enjoying: Hot coffee after a summer of sipping it iced! For me it is the perfect transition to fall and one that is very welcome! Making: The last of the local peaches into jam. I have perfected the recipe of the course of the season. It is so good, especially in...

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Knitting Slogs

slog /släɡ/ verb 1. work hard over a period of time. synonyms: grind, slave, plod, toil For me, Sleeve Island is the slog of sweater knitting. The slowest part of the entire process (although maybe not for this sweater – it all has been slow going!!) However, in...

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Summer Highs and Autumn Hopes

Hello Tuesday! And, you know what that means! Carole wants to know something!! This week she asks: We’re going to shake things up a little bit this week and do two lists of 5 things. First, I want you to write about the 5 best things you did this summer. And...

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Too Soon Gone

The weekend started off so perfectly and even a bit early on Friday – good eats, great drinks and a quiet evening at home where the great AC debate took place. I lost and the AC went back on. Saturday brought a bit of retail therapy, a trip to Primanti’s, and...

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Hullo, Friday!

It has been a full week here in my house – although, my list still has a couple of things still lingering on it, but I will not be overly stressed if I do not get them all done. I did indeed get the second Triticum front completed, I hope to cast on the first sleeve...

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When Konmari Sparks Saudade

I had been so filled with joy in emptying out boxes and sorting through things from my move to Pittsburgh. Really. Overflowing with joy! There were things that were easy to either move on to a new home or get rid of because if you have not used something in 3 years,...

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Lists, Knitting, and Reading

Earlier this week I felt very overwhelmed by my To-do list, but I finally feel like I am getting on top it today! I made raspberry jam again, and will probably be able to pick enough berries to make one more pint. I have had a number of questions about what jam recipe...

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