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So long, 2014

2014 has been quite the year around here. Last fall I decided to take an extended break from knit blogging and professional knit design. After finishing my PhD in 2012, I was finding that I needed to focus more energy … Continue reading

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Uses for scrap yarn: stitched cards (with tutorial)

This past weekend was Mother’s Day in the US, and I celebrated by making her a card: If you’re like me and you knit a lot, you probably accumulate a lot of short lengths of leftover yarn. If it’s more … Continue reading

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Friday fancies

Last night I took a break from cardiganing and worked on something a little simpler: An ice cream cone. Practical? Not especially. But it was fun. I winged the pattern and from start to finish the whole thing took about … Continue reading

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50 crafts in 50 weeks: Valentine’s edition

One of the other participants in the 50 crafts challenge I’m participating in recently posted photos of some beautiful cards she had made using iris folding techniques. I liked the look of them so much I decided to try making … Continue reading

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DIY magnetic spice rack

I’ve always bought most of my spices in the bulk section of whatever food co-op I happened to be living near at the time.  This method of purchasing has many advantages: spices are cheap, you only have to buy as … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I carved this guy last week, but I thought it would be more appropriate to show Drac off today. Don’t get *too* impressed with my carving skills–I used a template. If I can get out at a timely manner this … Continue reading

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