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The bar

At Beltane, on Friday night I phoned it in… hard. We set up camp, headed off site for dinner, returned to site, put the child to bed and then I decided I wanted to spend a little while sitting by the fire. This last year I lost 65 lbs and gave away most of my dresses. I currently own two…

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Knitting

Frankenhat

Started on 4/24/2018. Finished 5/10/2018. Pattern: Frankenhat (Scholar’s Cap+Knitted coif cap) Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted black medium 100% wool US$6.99 from Jo-Anne’s Needles: Clover 7″ US sz 8 (5 mm) double pointed bamboo needles Accessories: 3 knitting markers, 1 knitting counter, knitting point protectors (I used 7-8 normally) Total: $7 Tonight I finished knitting my second knitting project, Frankenhat.…

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Parable of the Engineer

The parable of the engineer. In my day job I am a software engineer. People who are not engineers come to me and say “Build us {this thing}”. They will in fact sometimes even come to me and say “Build us {this thing} and it must have {these features}.” When I was young and new to being a software engineer…

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Clever Hacks, Knitting

Tracking Knitting Rounds

I am a rank NOOB when it comes to knitting. That said, I hit upon a clever method to track which round I’m on while I was knitting my first project. I’m recording it here so I don’t forget it (and to have the information as it’s own post rather than just as a footnote on my first knitting project).…

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Knitting

Scholar’s hat: My first completed knitting project

Started on 4/8/2018. Finished 4/22/2018. Technically this is not the first thing I have ever knit. It is the first thing I’ve completed. About 5 years ago Christian de Holacombe attempted to teach me to knit at a West/An Tir sock wars. I remember doing the stitching.. but I never finished the project and my fingers completely forgot how to…

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“Cut the dog off the loom”

Early this year we re-did my sewingroom/office (hereafter referred to as “The Study”). I don’t have any “real” before pictures. I have picture from when we moved into the house and the room was empty and pristine(and carpeted). Right before the re-do my sewing room was NOT pristine. My sewing room has bulged at the seams for a long time.…

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Apprenticing Eva Hundsdotter

On the 24th day of March Anno Societatis LII, 2018 in the common reckoning, on the Sitientes which is the eve of the Feast of the Annunciation, the feast day of St. Hildelith, abbess of Barking Hereford, at the March Crown of the West Kingdom, Hans and Helga as the undoubted King and Queen of the West, I took to…

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