I’m just chilling over here

Hello there! Is everyone having a wonderful Advent season? I took a little blogging break on account of my oral examination for my master’s degree. Now that it’s over and done with (successfully!) and I have caught up on my sleep so that I feel like an actual, real-life person again, I’m going to show…

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Neutrals for my Sock Yarn Blanket

It’s been a while since I updated on the progress of my sock yarn blanket! This is a project I started way in 2012 and have been adding to faithfully everytime I had some leftovers from knitting a pair of socks. It’s a great way to tackle that leftover stash! (Has yours assumed vast proportions…

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An IPad Case … Or Not

My mother always has modern gadgets about five years before I even think about owning one. I’m slow like that. Anyway, it does make for good opportunities for handmade gifts; these gadgets need cozy little homes, after all. I found this e-Reader cover pattern via How About Orange on Craftbuds. It’s a good tutorial, well-written…

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Budapest, My Love

I’ve been back from Budapest for a few days now, but I basically haven’t been doing anything but sleep and eat since then. I’ve had a wonderful time, met wonderful people and saw wonderful things … there was so much wonderfulness that it was exhausting. Budapest remains my great love and I’ve enjoyed being back…

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That time I tried my hand at patchwork

Say hello to Brumm! He came out of retirement temporarily to model for my pictures. Isn’t he quite the gentleman? 60 years old, loved to threads by many generations of children in my family, and still he’s gracious enough to take time from sipping Mai Tais at the beach, finally reading War and Peace (he’s…

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Potholders, Gifts, and a Confession

Confession: I lied. I said the All-Day Beret was the last Christmas present I was going to post, but I lied. Shamelessly. I know! How could I. These Easy Going Potholders were for my former boss. I sort of lost track of them because meeting up with my former boss before Christmas didn’t work out,…

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WIP: Sock yarn blanket, pt. 2, and so many, many other things

Do you guys sometimes feel like you’re drowning in unfinished projects? ’cause I do. I still have a two shawls, one in alpaca and one in mohair, a cardigan I really really want to finish but never find the time to work on, a dress that’s been waiting patiently in some corner for years and…

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