Knitting

Bonding

The bonding process seems to be going well with the littles. They readily go into the bonding pouch each day, with much less crabbing at me about it. Inara, particularly, gives me more trouble about leaving the pouch than she does about entering it. Not really sure what that signifies. Today she nipped at me […]

First knitting project finished–EVER!!

Finally, finally, finally, for the first time in my life, I’ve completed a knitting project! On needles! Okay, granted, it’s just a scarf using one skein of yarn, but it’s still the first time I’ve actually finished one! So I’m proud of myself! I think part of what enabled me to finish it was the […]

Lessons

My six week externship has begun and is a week in!!! My degree in veterinary technology is within sight! It’s exhausting work–every night I come home with aching feet and an overwhelming desire to go straight to bed–but I love working at my externship clinic. Too bad it’s only for six weeks, because I really […]

Learning Curve

You know what tatting patterns remind me of? Those puzzles where you have to trace every line without picking up the pencil or retracing your steps. I know that’s not strictly true, as you can add thread where you need to, but the butterfly, for instance, is one long piece of thread curved into the design […]

Pretty as a Pinterest Picture

As I’ve said before, Pinterest is a dangerous website. There’s very little that can’t be found there, and when it comes to crafts, I’ve got patterns pinned from every craft I’ve taken an interest in, from tutorials on new stitches or weaves to patterns for actual items. There was a particular scarf that popped up […]

Easy, Yet Difficult

So far, Toothless is going surprisingly well. No, really, I am surprised. I’ve never followed a pattern in my life. I’ve had to learn what all these abbreviations stand for in the course of making the piece, train myself to keep count and use stitch markers to help me with that…I’ve always crocheted by the seat […]

Making the Grade

Well. Let me tell you, those turban headbands were a hit. Seriously. I made the one for myself – which was actually a bit too large, as I’ve discovered – and the girls each demanded their own. First, I made another white one for Bryony, which also came out a little large for her little […]

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