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Bekah MacLaren
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Ooh, I love it when Google "auto-awesomes" my photos.
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This is the best thing I've read all week.
From Orpheus to Marat, here are some women murdering men in Western art history.
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Also ... best line:  "The Venn diagram of “female devotees of Dionysus who savagely tear apart Orpheus” and “parties I would love to attend” has an overlap of roughly 100%."
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I think you are absolutely right.  I will admit to calling it a gauge swatch when I cast on 64 sts (or some other number that seems sensible) in the round and knit for a few inches.  If it works, Hey! I'm half way down the leg!  If it doesn't, I measure my gauge and start over with a number that works.     I figure I like knitting, so it's no skin off my nose if I have to pull back and start again.  (Note: that nonchalant attitude only applies the first time I have to rip something back.  If it goes back twice I start to get the urge to set it on fire.)
Gauge swatch, in action. This question came up in an Amazon review: "How many people can make a first anything...fit perfectly when it comes to knitting?" It is true that perfection isn't possible in a lot of things. Yo...
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I'm with you on the fire. I am terrible at doing swatching... I alleviate this by knitting my socks toe-up >.>
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That's How We Essay
My post on Project Polygamy last week sparked some interesting conversations.  Several people mentioned that they get anxious, stressed, or just don't like having a lot of projects on the needles at once.  We all agreed at the end of the day though that the...
My post on Project Polygamy last week sparked some interesting conversations.  Several people mentioned that they get anxious, stressed, or just don't like having a lot of projects on the needles at once.  We all agreed at th...
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Heeding the Call
I don't talk about my religious life on the blog very often.  I've mentioned it off and on throughout the years, but generally I keep the talk to knitting. Sometimes, though, ( and this has happened before ), my religious life and my fiber-arts smack straig...
I don't talk about my religious life on the blog very often.  I've mentioned it off and on throughout the years, but generally I keep the talk to knitting. Sometimes, though, (and this has happened before), my religious lif...
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I'd probably just get distracted halfway through by other projects.
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I may have just figured out what to do with leftover matza meal....
 
Light and easy chicken recipe for a busy weeknight
Delicious Clean and Healthy Recipes From My Family To Yours. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Points.
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I'll be there for dinner. I have a bottle of wine I can contribute. ;) JK, of course, but it DOES sound tasty!
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Three Socks Enter, One Sock Leaves
I'm fully recovered from Seder.  So recovered in fact, that I let Sunday blow right past me (the day I've been trying to post my "weekly update" posts) because I was busy-busy. I've started Couch to 5K again, with Jess , and I'm doing Barre with Koren (mind...
I'm fully recovered from Seder.  So recovered in fact, that I let Sunday blow right past me (the day I've been trying to post my "weekly update" posts) because I was busy-busy. I've started Couch to 5K again, with Jess, and I...
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+Cynthia O'Malley  That yarn is much more beautiful as a Hitchhiker than it would be as socks.  I didn't bat an eyelash or hesitate about giving it to you.  No cause for concern, my dear.  ::loves::
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Chag sameach, and good Passover to those that observe and celebrate it.  It's a favorite time of year here at chez woolly .  The grass is green, the forsythia and red bud are in bloom, and it's time to shop for lamb and matzo. I learned a new thing this yea...
Chag sameach, and good Passover to those that observe and celebrate it.  It's a favorite time of year here at chez woolly.  The grass is green, the forsythia and red bud are in bloom, and it's time to shop for lamb and matzo...
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+C.M. Underdown-DuBois​ I am interested in your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter. ;) 
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A Treatise in Defense of Project Polyamory
So last Sunday I said something about trying to be "good" and not cast on anything new. And while I realize I am very far from the first to raise this important question (The Yarn Harlot herself has been blogging about it for over a decade), I'd still like ...
So last Sunday I said something about trying to be "good" and not cast on anything new. And while I realize I am very far from the first to raise this important question (The Yarn Harlot herself has been blogging about it for...
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I wasn't terribly clear: I was meaning to encourage you to find the right balance for you! :) have fun, and I hope you find your happy place. Life's too short to be ascetic about one's knitting. 
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One of These Things is Not Like the Others
Jess' particular brand of March Madness seems to be catching.  I've really tried to be "good"* and work on projects that I already have on the needles, but I'm booooooored with all of that nonsense.  That stuff is SO LAST FEBRUARY. Last night I was casting ...
Jess' particular brand of March Madness seems to be catching.  I've really tried to be "good"* and work on projects that I already have on the needles, but I'm booooooored with all of that nonsense.  That stuff is SO LAST FEB...
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1) Yes!! I am so glad someone else understands about that "That was So Last February" thing! and

2) I'd probly stop yarning altogether if I could only work on one project at a time ::shudders::
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Pink is the Color of Spring
Spring is springing out all over the place here in Middle Tennessee.  It's in the upper 70s (still Fahrenheit) and last week's snow and ice is forgotten and forgiven.  Everything is beautiful and nothing hurts. It's so pretty outside I voluntarily did yard ...
Spring is springing out all over the place here in Middle Tennessee.  It's in the upper 70s (still Fahrenheit) and last week's snow and ice is forgotten and forgiven.  Everything is beautiful and nothing hurts. It's so pret...
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Gods me too, Me Too!!

Sadly, I was looking at the extended forecast and it was threatening a low of 29 around the weekend or so :( :(
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I Believe Your First Socks Should Fit
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Cashew Chicken with Noodles
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I tried this recipe with some friends one night when we were doing freezer meals. I was smitten! It's quick, easy and so delicious! —Anita B

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A Woolly Discipline: Victory!
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Making Light: Thar-jellybean
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I have spring fever something bad this year. This is my first spring with the new house and the new baby, and I can't stay inside. I'm plant

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Making Light: OMGs! Cultural Appropriation!
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Before you lift the "cultural appropriation" finger at me and shame my annual matzoh habit, I want to ask: how is the incorporation of Jewis

Bookend Your Day: The Power of Morning and Evening Routines
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You’re a college student. It’s midnight. You’re brushing your teeth and reviewing how the day went. And you’re disappointed. You had planned

A Woolly Discipline: Getting Ready for February
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February is for Finishing is looming on the horizon, so its about time to start counting the WIPs, UFOs, Abandoned Projects, and Things that

Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole
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FAMILY FAVORITE! A great casserole to have with any entree. My hubby loves this dish. Full of flavor and easy to prepare!

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The Oatmeal. Comics. Quizzes. Blog. New! Book. Shop. Follow: Twitter. Facebook. RSS / Email. What I remember most about LEGOs. The Oatmeal r

A Woolly Discipline: 2012 Completed Objects
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2012 Finished Objects. Twig Lace Cap. Gingko Shawl. Vegamot Hat. Ravenclaw Socks. Wee Scarf. Ab-Fab Afghan!!! Sweet Green Tea Anklet Socks B

A Woolly Discipline: List, List, Oh List!
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The oldest of projects, this afghan (henceforth to be known as the "Blanket of Perpetuousity") has been my bosom companion for nea