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Bekah MacLaren
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I learned two things last night.

1) Sewing in a zipper is much less traumatic than I thought it would be (my last experience having been in 2008).

2) I have been knitting MY sweaters way too big. (Don't worry, I'm totally giving this to Rowan.)
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Isn't that funny. I automatically knew that you would do a wonderful job. I think it looks really nice on you. The sleeves are a bit long. But, you did good!
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You've been doing so much!  And wait, is the GRE on Sunday?  Or were you studying on Sunday?  (Wondering when I need to engage the mojo cannons.)

Your girls are growing up so quickly.  Iris is an amazing young woman.  So proud.

In goal related news -- I'm trying to get better at setting the right goals.  I have found in the past that I'll come up with three things that sound good, but ignore the reality of scheduling, weather, or Major Knitting Holidays (like February is for Finishing).  One of my projects is to get a better understanding of what I really want or need to be doing, and make the knitting goals reflect that.  Not just what I think I should be wanting or needing to do.   It's a work in progress.
Knitting is not all that exciting this week. I'm plugging away at the BFF cowl and Leto gets some attention while I'm out, but other than that, there's nothing to write home about. The BFF should be done by next week, if I co...
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The GRE is on Sunday at 1:00. 
RE: goals: It's absolutely a work in progress. Deciding to do the OAL and pairing it with the Colors of Fall KAL worked really well, which I wouldn't have known if I hadn't decided to really pay attention. Now I know that for next year. 
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When Your Stash Dash Strategy Lands You in Sleeve Purgatory
Stash Dash is officially over on August 14 -- which is a little less than 3 weeks away.  I currently have 2256 yards (that's 2063 m), so I'm about a 1000 meters shy of a 3K. I realized this earlier this week, and (you will all be so proud of me) instead of ...
Stash Dash is officially over on August 14 -- which is a little less than 3 weeks away.  I currently have 2256 yards (that's 2063 m), so I'm about a 1000 meters shy of a 3K. I realized this earlier this week, and (you will al...
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+Jessica Matz I think deciding that R's sweater is the key to my Stash Dash victory is the only reason I've got any traction with it.  I am very goal oriented... sometimes.  Except when I'm not.
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Happy Panathenaia
Yesterday was a day of adventures here at chez woolly.  We observed Panathenaia  and then split up -- the ladies went to the market at SSK over at Scarritt Bennett , and the dudes headed off to McKay's to drop off some books and look for treasures to bring ...
Yesterday was a day of adventures here at chez woolly.  We observed Panathenaia and then split up -- the ladies went to the market at SSK over at Scarritt Bennett, and the dudes headed off to McKay's to drop off some books an...
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Like father, like son.
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One Bite at a Time
I'm still doing that scattershot thing I was doing a few weeks ago, where I am working on a bajillion things at once.  If by "a bajillion" you mean "like three or four."  And I do.  It seems to be working for me though, since all three projects that I was w...
I'm still doing that scattershot thing I was doing a few weeks ago, where I am working on a bajillion things at once.  If by "a bajillion" you mean "like three or four."  And I do.  It seems to be working for me though, since...
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FO: Long-Armed Sweater for a Young Dude of My Acquaintance
So after all that hand-wringing last week, I sat down and got the zipper installed into Rowan's sweater.  It was considerably less traumatic than I expected.  My last zipper/sweater experience was in 2008 in the much-lamented " Man Sweater ."  It did not go...
So after all that hand-wringing last week, I sat down and got the zipper installed into Rowan's sweater.  It was considerably less traumatic than I expected.  My last zipper/sweater experience was in 2008 in the much-lamented...
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+Sarah Vermillion thank you!  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  And really, really pleased that it is done.
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In Which I May or May Not Have Won Stash Dash
So! The knitting on Rowan's sweater is totally finished. In fact, in further good news, it turns out that the length of zipper I needed was both standard and in stock at the local Joann store. (This was a spot of random and happy happenstance, as I lengthen...
So! The knitting on Rowan's sweater is totally finished. In fact, in further good news, it turns out that the length of zipper I needed was both standard and in stock at the local Joann store. (This was a spot of random and...
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Depending how many yards I can get outta plying, I may or may not have crossed the finish line myself. Probably not, but maybe.
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Dear Google+ and Blogger,

I love you both individually, and you know I 'ship you -- no one was happier than I was when your bromance became canon romance.

But for the sake of the rest of us, could you get a little consistency in how you handle comments between the two of you?  Please?

With love and some frustration,

Me
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Hoodwinked
It's still all sweater all the time here at chez woolly .  And while I recognize that weeks of updated shots of the same knit aren't any fun for you, dear readers, it's no picnic from where I'm sitting either. Last Saturday saw the completion of Rowan's sec...
It's still all sweater all the time here at chez woolly.  And while I recognize that weeks of updated shots of the same knit aren't any fun for you, dear readers, it's no picnic from where I'm sitting either. Last Saturday ...
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+C.M. Underdown-DuBois Thank you.  I can't tell you how tickled that makes me.  I admire your use of language and story-telling skills so much -- that makes the compliment doubly meaningful.  
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FO: Stick a Fork in It Socks
#operationclearthesockneedles has net me two new pairs of socks so far.  Or well, one pair was for Morgan, but anyway, I've finished two pairs. Of course those where the two pairs that had the first sock done, so.  These are Lara Neel's Fork in the Road soc...
#operationclearthesockneedles has net me two new pairs of socks so far.  Or well, one pair was for Morgan, but anyway, I've finished two pairs. Of course those where the two pairs that had the first sock done, so.  T...
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I pretty much always have to sew the sides of my heels shut. It would probably help if I would just ask for help when I get to heels, but I'm too impatient.
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FO: Dark Rainbow Cowl
So, earlier this summer Jess , Koren , Morgan and I met up with some friends who live in the internet at the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival .  This was the first year we went, and it was a blast.  It was kind of a small festival, but there were some awesom...
So, earlier this summer Jess, Koren, Morgan and I met up with some friends who live in the internet at the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival.  This was the first year we went, and it was a blast.  It was kind of a small festiva...
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