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Here you'll find tales of my domestic adventures and my mostly free knitting and quilting patterns. My most popular patterns include monster baby booties, ski hat with ear flaps, Lotus baby blanket, and men's cable hat.


Published by Shana | Filed under Knitting

As of yesterday, I’m older.

I think it’s a sign you’re living a good life when your birthday rolls around and all you want to do is the same thing you do nearly every free weekend. Walk the dog, coffee, Buffy marathon, finish a shawl and a tasty dinner. Nothing exciting, but nice in a comfortable way. Not a bad way to end a year who’s dominant theme was settling in.

I got myself a couple skeins of Sappho II and the Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns and it’s sequal.

Happy Birthday to me.

Here’s the shipwreck shawl I finished with a wool/bamboo blend. I planned to use it as a table cloth for the kitchen table, but apparently I should have read the pattern. I ended up about 25% short on yarn and had to stop about 20 rows short. Still love it, though, so what else can I do but find a new table?

So... when wearing a circular shawl, do you look like you're wearing a table cloth?


The new nephew got not only a qulit, but a hedgehog and a mushroom. I’m trying to buy his love. I feel no shame about this.

What more does it take to win Favorite Aunt status than a mushroom and a hedgehog?


Still plucking my way through Mom’s madli shawl. I’m hoping I can get it to the smooth sailing point and do the bulk of it on my trip to Turkey. Meanwhile, I’m working on a new pattern for this skein of Malabrigo sock.


May 16th, 2010

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