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Ladies and gentlemen, at long last I am pleased to present to you: Granny Square #340. It is not the most ostentatious of colour combinations, nor the most dull, but it is the three hundred and fortieth such square to fall off of my crochet hook since the end of July of last year, and […]

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Springtime is one of those occasions when we make a broad (if sometimes gradual – hello sub-freezing weather forecast this weekend) transition from one set of clothing to a different set. Such occasions are good excuses to take at least a passing glance at that other part of your wardrobe that you wear literally everyday. […]

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So, here’s the thing. When I started out on this granny square afghan, I decided I wanted, ideally, a size of 5 feet x 6 feet. I’m 5-foot-9 myself, so my main goal is that I wanted a blanket that I could legitimately nap under while lying on the couch – that would cover me […]

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I’m enjoying the pleasant sense of accomplishment of being closer to the finish line on my granny square afghan project (at least on the squares, even if the borders will still take a bit more effort), but have had to remind myself to put them aside for a few days lest my shoulder and wrists […]

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When last I reported on the epic granny squares project, I had happily reached the point where I could start to feel the momentum coming back. Like when you’re running a race and start passing mile markers that show you’re actually farther along than you thought you were, so you don’t have quite as far […]

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As I continued to forge ahead with the epic granny square project last weekend, I stopped to actually do a proper count in writing. We’re past the half-way mark (I say, as though this is a collective effort) now, and I’m getting to the point where I need some kind of smaller goal posts besides […]

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This weekend I discovered the darnedest thing. It turns out when you devote consistent time and effort to a new project… …knitting happens. I am always amazed to rediscover this truth. Keep showing up for your knitting, and it’ll get done eventually. Works every time! Happy knitting, blog friends! * Project: new sweater design by […]

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I’ve kept myself busy with the yarn this past winter, but one downside of pursuing the big epic projects is that it does start to eat into project time that might otherwise be spent working on something else. Combined with learning a new day job I’ve found my creative well has been running a bit […]

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It has now been 31 weeks since I started this granny square blanket, dearest reader, and it’s definitely going to be at least another couple of months before it’s done. My unofficial deadline for this has been the end of July of this year, which would put the finish line around a year after I […]

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So, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before now, I recently had the excitement of moving to a new apartment and starting a new job all at the same time. This has generally been a very positive move, because although having a day job does drastically cut into my knitting time, having a regular income also […]