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jamie m
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handmade wardrobe progress
Since I mostly knit, I tend to forget how gratifying sewing is. You can finish a garment in a few hours! With that in mind, and considering I have quite a bit of time on my hands, I spent a day last week finishing some old projects and starting/finishing so...

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I've been into online journal keeping since I was in high school. Back then I didn't seem to have a problem writing and sharing personal aspects of my life. But in this new era of my life, I feel pressure to keep those aspects to myself. They're not "cute" ...

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socks
Since my last post I've finished 2 projects and pretty much frogged the rest. I finally found a plain, vanilla sock pattern that I love and am newly inspired to knit socks! Since both of the cowl things I was working on don't really suit my style I'm going ...

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works in progress
The semester is over and I finally have some time to sift through the projects I've been collecting over the past few months. I've never been one for monogamous knitting but my WIP basket is becoming just a little overwhelming. It's not even a basket at thi...

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known
I've struggled with this weeks theme, known. And to be honest I've struggled a little with Slow Fashion October in general. While I've been given lots to mull over and think about as far as where my things are coming from, I've also been wrestling with the ...

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learning to spin
I never considered spinning yarn. It seemed fun and neat, but I never had the desire to learn how. Why bother making my own when there's plenty of mill spun yarn to be bought? Well that all changed a few months ago when I came across whit_knits  on Instagra...

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worn
The first big project I ever completed was the Boneyard Shawl. I knit it in some Lion Brand fisherman's wool and it took me a little over 2 years to finish. There was no swatching  or blocking involved when I made this thing, I didn't know how to do either ...

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loved
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris These are a few of my most useful, beautiful, and loved things:  Terribly Simple shawl , Swedish made clogs, and a vintage wool cardigan.   

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small part 2: uniform
If you were to ask me what my uniform is, a single word would come to mind. That word is sweater. I wear cardigans and pullovers everyday of the week, year round. I even sleep in them sometimes (I call those my "sleeping cardigans"). So when speaking of my ...
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