Book Holders: Hold-and-Read

Part of the Ableware product line at Maddax, Inc., the small Hold-and-Read (.75 x 5.25 inches closed) is made with a “strong, transparent plastic” and is priced at $6.25.1 The product description also states that it “accommodates any thickness of paperback and, when folded, can be used as a bookmark.”

It isn’t a true hands-free [...]

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Reviews From the Stacks

I’m glad I signed up for this challenge, it was good to take books off my shelves to read, instead of getting new ones from the library or store. These reviews are listed in reading order. :)

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Book Week

A quick note to my dear readers, I’m declaring this week “Book Week” because there will be a series of bookish posts. While these posts won’t be knitting-oriented, they might still be of some interest, so stop by and check them out. Next week, this blog will return to the regular knitterly content.

I love to [...]

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Supply & Demand > Time

Congratulations to Stariel! She was the 500th commenter here. I gave her the choice of a gift certificate to Amazon or The Loopy Ewe, and she chose the latter. Enjoy! Thank you very much to everyone who left comments on this milestone or the pretty dishcloth set. :)

This week, another pair of my handknit [...]

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Thrice the Fun

(Psst, here’s a secret… I am approaching the 500 comment mark here on this blog. The lucky 500th commenter will receive a small prize!)

As I was working on the hats mentioned in the previous post, Abigail posted her new dishcloth pattern. I was intrigued by the rounded corners and decided I needed a break [...]

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Hat Hat

I’ve been knitting a lot with stash lately. It’s apparent from looking at past projects and my stash that, albeit my love for color, I do have a fondness for black and gray. These are my favored neutral colors—when I can’t make a color decision (”Oooh, purple! Oooh, red!”), I usually end up with [...]

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Frankly, it’s not a UFO

I’ve been working on several projects using worsted weight yarn (more about these next week) and I started to get tired of the sameness in gauge. My solution was to pick up my abandoned Fluted Banister socks from last September.

They looked like this when we last saw them, one leg and the second cuff [...]

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Knittin’ with Noro

Thank you everyone for your nice comments on the Zebra socks! I really appreciated them all! :)

I finished up my Silk Garden hat, and also knit a Lizard Ridge square for Moirae’s afghan project.

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Mutant Zebras

The pictures turned out much better than I expected!

Here’s a close-up of the textured rib used in the entrelac.

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I have no title

The zebra socks are finally finished! I’ve snapped a few photos and will check and make sure they’re OK before I wrap and ship them off later today. We have absolutely no sunlight, it’s very overcast; I’m not promising great photos, but will post them tomorrow.

I found a new use for leftover sock yarn through [...]

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB


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