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Things *WE* knit together: an alpaca!

The alpaca is finished! It turned out so adorable! It's going to be a gift for my daughter's amazing 3rd grade teacher (who loves alpacas). Project Details:Pattern: Alpaca, from Susan B. AndersonYarn: Blue Sky Organic Cotton in “Bone” (for Alpaca) and Cascade Tangier in “Geometric” (for blanket), both left over from this babyStripes!Needles: size 6… Continue reading Things *WE* knit together: an alpaca!

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Scatterbrained summer (so far)

My mind is all over the place now that the semester is done. I'm still doing some work (trying to coordinate workshop and panel submissions for the two standing groups I'm part of at 4Cs, the big conference in writing professor world, and prepping a couple of workshops that I'm going to be running over… Continue reading Scatterbrained summer (so far)

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Snap!

Last night, just as I was in the middle of binding off my sock, my needle SNAPPED. It's a brand new needle! (A Knitter's Pride Dreamz size 1, for the record.) I wasn't even putting a lot of pressure on it; I've snapped size 1 dpns before trying to execute tight decreases and such, but… Continue reading Snap!