Monthly Archives: March 2009

Further spinning adventures

Friday night, I decided it was a spinning sort of night. I spun up the entire bag (it was four gloriously pre-drafted ounces) of merino/mohair mix that I bought from Heather at Kristal Sunnyside Wools on the Cape in Mass … Continue reading

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Better Photography Through Knitting

I started thinking more about knitting photography last year when I got my Canon Rebel XSi. I think one of the most significant challenges a knitter faces is sharing her work with the rest of the world in a way … Continue reading

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The Mitten Got a Mate…

I finished the second mitten on Thursday night – no second mitten syndrome for me, but how can you get second mitten syndrome when it takes two hours to make one? They make a lovely pair! I have enough yarn … Continue reading

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Instant Gratification

Projects go MUCH faster whenever I succeed at knitting monogamy. It makes sense – if all the efforts go into just one project then I’ll plow through it. Sometimes, though, I get a wandering itch, where I want to put … Continue reading

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That was a marathon…

I finished the bulk of the knitting for a friend’s baby blanket.  Now I just need to buy a backing, wash the backing and the blanket, and sew them together.  Then I plan on doing a purple border.  So I’m … Continue reading

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Adventures in steeking

So I recently steeked my first sweater, and am insanely proud of it. It all started about a year ago, when another Raveler sent me a message asking if I wanted to trade some of my extra 4ply cotton (9 … Continue reading

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If we’re all going to hell in a handbasket…

I at least want to understand what’s going on! NPR (remember, me the tissue-culture-girl extraordinare) is how I’m keeping up with (and trying to understand) the financial crisis. This American Life is an awesome show, and the Bad Bank episode … Continue reading

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Why I cannot have a cat (apart from allergies)

see more Lolcats and funny pictures

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Dirty word, contamination.  But sure enough, my tissue culture cells – all the cell lines I started making in January – wound up with bacterial contamination.  Ugh.  What looked intially like cell debris was on closer examination tiny little bacteria, … Continue reading

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Bacon yarn

Bacon yarn from SockFlock…sooo tempting…sooo many possibilies!

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