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Lovely things

Indoor springtime! I decided I wanted to start seeds successfully this year, and after investigating all the options, I decided to purchase the fancy shelf unit from Gardener’s Supply. I went kind of crazy ordering seeds during a snowstorm (there’s no way I can fit seven kinds of heirloom tomatoes into my three raised beds, […]

Yarnbombing and manuscripts

I have an enormous backlog of links and neat things, but wanted to get a couple of them out quickly. The knitting group I’ve been a member of for some years has been engaged in a charity yarn-bombing project, and this has been noticed. Fun! I’m taking a free online course thru Stanford University called […]

Warm woolies

I’ve belonged to the knitting group at Schlow Public Library since its formation five or six years ago. We’ve always done a little bit of knit/crochet to give away – afgans, mostly, and some of our members do other things. This winter I proposed yarn-bombing Downtown Eugene Brown, the statue outside the library and the […]

Wonderful things

Such things! “The Eddic Poem of the Vikinges Who Do Go Berserk” Oon Vikinge, al aloon Carveth a bynde-rune on a bone. Two Vikinges heed the calle And steer their longshippes to hys halle. “God-night, Rune“: An Old English Translation Cassandra Rasmussen Goodnight, Rune. Goodnight, Stone. Goodnight to the sleeping king, laid alone. Goodnight goblets, […]

Still alive

If just barely for a bit. But home, recovering, starting to think about fiber arts again. Prompted by this, in part, courtesy of a group of fabulous friends. What to do with two skeins of qiviut? (And science qiviut too, from the Large Animal Research Station!). Something wonderful, a lace scarf almost certainly, just as […]

Naalbinding speed?

I received an email question recently about the relative efficiency of naalbinding and knitting. Many of the very experienced naalbinders I know find it as fast as knitting, but all of the novice naalbinders find it much slower. I don’t know of any formal study of the subject, but how about an informal survey? If […]

Odds and ends

A link I’ve been meaning to pass along: samples of 18th century dyed felt. Pretty! Instead of doing fiber arts (or rather, fiber arts I can talk about), I’ve been learning how to do some photo manipulation. I have a lot to learn, but I’m having fun. Actually, that’s not entirely true: I have been […]


I woke up this morning terribly excited to be able to walk the poor neglected boxer. Then I looked at the weather: 0F. Back into bed I went. An hour later, when I asked Trygvi whether he wanted to go outside and pee on things, he just looked at me from the comfort of the […]

Don’t mind me

Here, have a picture. This is what I’ve been working on, or not working on. Some of both, I suppose. A pair of socks on DPNs, and learning how to knit two socks at once on two circs. Also, boxer.

Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas morning, if only for another hour. There’s family, and food, and even snow. And the boxer, of course. I’m looking out the window at the snow, with a mug of coffee and some knitting. One sock on double-points, one pair of socks on two circular needles. I wanted to learn something new and […]