Category Archives: Cool Stuff

Like a Phoenix

Last year it was feeling like a chore to make sure I posted at least once a month, and I decided that I was only going to post when I felt inspired. I forgot, however, that inspiration only comes to … Continue reading

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Polkaroo

In 2003, I saw the Dogosaurus Rex sweater on the cover of the Patons book Another Dog’s Life. I thought it was the coolest thing, and I vowed that one day I would learn to knit and I would make … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Class

I’ve known about KnitEast Atlantic Fibre Fest for a very long time, but it took quite a while before I registered for any classes. For once, I had a good reason other than simple procrastination: I am getting married twelve … Continue reading

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The Force Is Strong With This One

Reason #1 why Mare is awesome: She crocheted me a lightsaber for my birthday. Reason #2 why Mare is awesome: She made a cake for Kaytlyn’s baby shower, inspired by this Cake Wrecks post. (When I told my mother that … Continue reading

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Sock.

The sock had a fabulous time at ALA 2009 in Chicago. As I mentioned before, my boyfriend brought my sock-in-progress with him and asked various people to hold the sock for photos. Because I am insane, and he is indulgent … Continue reading

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Sock in the (Windy) City

My boyfriend is in Chicago for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference, and since I couldn’t go, I did the next best thing. I sent the sock. There’s not much sock yet, only the toe and six pattern repeats, but … Continue reading

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Apparently We Are Amish

Today is rainy, gloomy, and horrible. I actually like rainy, gloomy, and horrible weather, but today it’s a hindrance, because my boyfriend and I were planning to go to the fair today, but “rain at times heavy with the risk … Continue reading

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A Sock That Rocks

Some people are good at getting Canadian rock stars to hold a sock (or Henry) for photo ops. I always thought that would be fun. So on Tuesday night, I asked Kevin Young, who plays keyboards for David Usher and … Continue reading

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Fibre Fun at Kings Landing

I’m moving into a new apartment tomorrow, which is why I haven’t been posting lately. There has been apartment-hunting, packing, and suchlike. It’ll also take a few days after I move in for my Internet to be set up, and … Continue reading

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Pixie Dust

I am trying to think happy thoughts, but it is not easy. A soothing picture of the sock near a lighthouse might help. Luckily, I just happen to have one. Know what is a very happy thought? Lots of yarn. … Continue reading

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