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(Cowl Posed Artfully on Weathered Adirondack)


I made a cowl!

I would do that thing where I take a picture in the bathroom mirror wearing it, but there are (oddly) no mirrors here. Who knows what my eyebrows are doing; I shall probably require a weed whacker and pruning sheers to tame them the next time I can look into a mirror. And the tetchy Lesbian Cop Hair is suffering too, I can feel it. I’ve gotten more than one quickly disguised look of surprise from the UPS man. Hopefully the new cowl will distract people.


(Cowl Posed Meaningfully on Rain-Soaked Deck)

It’s the Tuesday Night Cowl by I’m Knitting As Fast As I Can, and it’s free on Ravelry. This was a VERY quick and easy knit, and if you want to dip your toe into cables, this is a good start. I made the Chunky Weight Yarn version (with Grande Glow Baby Alpaca by Plymouth) and it has only 2 cable rows per repeat, and only 5 repeats. I knit it in 3 evenings while watching old episodes of Firefly.

An evening spent with young Nathan Fillion is a very pleasant evening indeed.

(Cowl Posed Astonishingly on Sea Grass)

It’s Knitting Season!

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I love Fall. It makes me want to knit.

My friend Applie has been doing a lot of knitting at her house, and recently emailed me a few questions about a scarf she is planning. I had a hard time explaining the steps on paper, so I found this great video at Mason-Dixon Knitting that will help.

If anyone out there is even considering learning to knit, this tutorial is quite helpful. It’s like if I was THERE with you, IN PERSON, showing you what to do –

Remember: Yarn can’t feel pain.


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One mother-in-law shawl.  Eighteen inches wide and about eight feet long.

Finished last night at 8pm.

Anyone who doubted me can suck it.

(oh my gosh, I can see a mistake from here! crap.)

Remember this?

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I started it last year and it was supposed to be a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law.

But then she left town for 6 months before I could give it to her, and I sort of….forgot about finishing it.

And she’s coming to visit on Friday.

Like, tomorrow Friday.

So that is what I will be doing today.

Think kind thoughts.

It’ll be fine.