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Catherine Ngo
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Last minute crafting
The plans.  Sometimes, they go awry. I was kind of late to the game for being organized for Christmas this year.  So, I started a hat for my grandmother at the last minute.  As you do. It was gorgeous, light blue Malabrigo.  Like butter.  Fun to knit.  Woul...
The plans. Sometimes, they go awry. I was kind of late to the game for being organized for Christmas this year. So, I started a hat for my grandmother at the last minute. As you do. It was gorgeous, light blue Malabrigo. Like butter. Fun to knit. Would work great with her other recent handknits.
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More sewing with El.
For pocketbook 2.0, the feature list includes:  a zipper, a curved bottom, and two handle shoulder strap. She got a blue sewing machine for Christmas.  Now we're figuring out where to set up her sewing table and I'm thinking about what projects will be fun ...
For pocketbook 2.0, the feature list includes: a zipper, a curved bottom, and two handle shoulder strap. She got a blue sewing machine for Christmas. Now we're figuring out where to set up her sewing table and I'm thinking about what projects will be fun and useful. We know a couple of babies, ...
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A hat kick
I have no idea what I've been knitting this semester.  I just know that right now I'm on a hat kick.  Portable, easy, uses stash, haven't made one in a while, short attention span. First I grabbed a skein of some kind of Donegal tweed that I got from my nei...
I have no idea what I've been knitting this semester. I just know that right now I'm on a hat kick. Portable, easy, uses stash, haven't made one in a while, short attention span. First I grabbed a skein of some kind of Donegal tweed that I got from my neighbor who was de-stashing (and wound it).
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Hexagons and Instagram
So.....I recently bought an iPad Mini.  For a software engineer, I'm kind of a Luddite.  But, the last time I went to India for work, my daughter lent me her iPod.  Wi-Fi was pretty available, at least in the hotel, and it was really nice to be able to face...
So.....I recently bought an iPad Mini. For a software engineer, I'm kind of a Luddite. But, the last time I went to India for work, my daughter lent me her iPod. Wi-Fi was pretty available, at least in the hotel, and it was really nice to be able to facetime with home.
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My favorite mug
When I got back from India, I posted the following on Facebook: Nice to be back home again on a Saturday morning. Up early making cupcakes with Ellie, drinking coffee that my husband made, in a cup my mom threw. This is the cup. My mom made it in 2007.  She...
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knitting in India
I had to go to India for work again.  This time, I didn't bring any metal needles with me - I learned my security lesson from the last trip.  Also, I wanted the balance of easy/memorizable and interesting and using stash yarn.  I felt ready for the trip whe...
I had to go to India for work again. This time, I didn't bring any metal needles with me - I learned my security lesson from the last trip. Also, I wanted the balance of easy/memorizable and interesting and using stash yarn. I felt ready for the trip when I found "Neato" by JumperCablesKnitting.
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Elf Shoes for the girls!
On the one cold day we had this winter, the girls realized I had elf shoes and decided (remembered) they needed some of their own. Mine are from 2008. I still had more of that yarn, including an un-started 2nd skein.  So, using all stash yarn, I made them s...
It was pretty straightforward. But now was the tricky part. Our old washing machine was great for felting. But I knew the new one could go awry - after seeing the great elf sock disaster of 2014. elf socks. This time, I stuffed the socks with other stuff - dishtowels, socks, etc and put each one ...
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Sewing with El.
This fall, E decided that she wanted to sew one afternoon.  She was 7 at the time.  I think everyone else was at a teenager movie, so we had some time and attention available.  She sewed a bunch of pieces of fabric together. Scraps that I had near my machin...
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Bootstrapping
Two things.  OK 1.  I have been sewing a lot of hexagons.  I sat down with a 10 year old friend and did some math.  To get a 56" square quilt (10 year old by 10 year old sized), I'll need a stultifying number of gray hexagons.  And something like a countabl...
Two things. OK 1. I have been sewing a lot of hexagons. I sat down with a 10 year old friend and did some math. To get a 56" square quilt (10 year old by 10 year old sized), I'll need a stultifying number of gray hexagons. And something like a countably infinite number of print hexagons ...
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Wrapping things up
I started a project in February 2013.  I finished it in May.  Now I'm blogging the FO in June. It was going to be Sonnenblume , which has a beautiful lace motif.   I got it to the part where the lace was ready to start and left it there for like 2 years, wa...
I started a project in February 2013. I finished it in May. Now I'm blogging the FO in June. It was going to be Sonnenblume, which has a beautiful lace motif. I got it to the part where the lace was ready to start and left it there for like 2 years, waiting for a time when I'd be ready to ...
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Quick Socks
Quick post for quick socks. My sister gave me two skeins of Borroco Sox for Christmas.  Here is the first skein in sock form ( rav project link ).  It's my usual vanilla 64 stitch stockinette socks ( 64bit socks ).  They're longer than I usually make, but t...
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Christmas sock yarn
For Christmas this year, my sister got me two skeins of sock yarn (Berrocco Sox).  They're both really pretty.  I got the first sock of the first skein done. Lots of short attention span issues with the knitting lately.  Soon: I finished a sweater for El a...
For Christmas this year, my sister got me two skeins of sock yarn (Berrocco Sox). They're both really pretty. I got the first sock of the first skein done. Lots of short attention span issues with the knitting lately. Socks! Soon: I finished a sweater for El and started a new project for my ...
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