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G!

G is for … I don’t know what G is for.

I really just want to do a general update. And, you know, post some knitting pictures. Because isn’t this suppoused to be a knitting blog?

1. Anthropologie Inspired Cardigan (Ravelry)

This is kind of the redheaded-stepchild of all of my projects. I know it’s there, and I don’t treat it poorly; I just ignore it. I really have no feelings toward it at all. However, I do fear that it will make me smell like a wet dog if I ever wear it. So perhaps it will be sold? We’ll see.

2. If my calculations are correct, I only have to work fifteen more days, and then tax season is over. FIFTEEN MORE DAYS! That’s only 120 hours! And, most March clients are happy, patient, reasonable people (so far). Finally, I’ll actually be able to make some progress on all of the moving and decorating and sewing and knitting and planning that I have to do!

3. Lacy Beanie (Ravelry)

Is it a problem that I really don’t remember making this hat? She’s a nice little topper, even though she doesn’t look too great in the picture. I’d include a picture of me wearing it (I decided it was too weird to continue referring to a hat as a “she”), but I’m so terribly unphotogenic unless the picture is taken by someone who really knows what they’re doing.

4. I really need to send in my applications to this summer’s fairs. I intend to show my work at Orem’s Summerfest (June 13-14) or Springville’s Art City Days (June 8-14) (I haven’t decided which yet), Lindon’s Lindon Days (August 4-11), Pleasant Grove’s Strawberry Days, and maybe Provo’s Freedom Festival (July 3-5). But before I send in my applications, I need to come up with a name! Here are my options thus far:

  • Something Else (this is really boring, but I like the flexibility of it)
  • Cathexis (I don’t like the word so much, but I really like what the word means)
  • Follow the threads (or something like that. Apparently it’s a legal term)

Thought I’d have more than that? Thought I was creative? Well you’re wrong.

5. Scrunchie Hand Warmers (Ravelry)

I do love this project, despite the jogging (if only I had seen this before I started), and how terribly slow it is. Why is it slow? Because the yarn is too soft, the needles are too blunt, and there is a lot of ribbing. But they’ll be so lovely when completed.

6. You’d think I’d be reconsidering this whole ABC-along thing, but I’m really not. It’s a good reason to keep posting, and I like the organization of it. I don’t know how I feel when it comes to difficult letters like “U” and “X”, but we can worry about that later.

7. Seaman’s Cap (Ravelry)

I finished this a hundred-thousand-million years ago, and really haven’t done anything with it since. But it’s suppoused to be for my nephew Benson. For Christmas. 2007. But I don’t want to give him a present and forsake his little brother. I mean, I’ll still give Jack a present, of course. I just haven’t finished it yet.Anyway, I actually really like the pooling patterns on this hat. The brim has this awesome candy-like swirl all the way around. However, since then I have found the perfect recipe for a hat. So I probably won’t make this pattern again.

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F!

F is for fashion, because I feel like I have been losing my sense of it. I mean, just listen to what I wore yesterday: a vintage white short-sleeve button-up under a wool V-neck sweater (from Banana Republic, no less!) with jeans and flat black oxfords. Who have I become! Today I’m going to wear something ridiculous, just to compensate.

F is for furniture, because I’m kind of freaking out about it. Here are the things that I need:

  • A sofa. It needs to be extra poufy (for Winston’s sake), cheap (for my sake), and not ugly (for the sake of all mankind).
  • A small desk with 90 degree edges for my knitting machine. Like the ones that people use at garage sales. Now, I know I have something that will do, but it’s just not very attractive. I’ll probably just keep it in the craft room downstairs (did I mention that I will have an entire room solely for crafting?).
  • A rocking chair. I want it to be in nasty shape, and then I want to paint it and make cushions for it.
  • An ottoman. This I will make myself.
  • SHELVES! More and more and more shelves. There will be a trip to IKEA.

F is for fun quizzes. I love how the internet can ask me seven questions and then see into my very soul.


You Are Teal Green


You are a one of a kind, original person. There’s no one even close to being like you.
Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.

While you are a bit offbeat, you don’t scare people away with your quirks.

Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.

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E!

E is for excuses. Here are mine:
1. I switched purses, therein leaving my planner in the old purse. Reminders to continue with the ABC-along were in the old purse. So, I completely forgot to update.
2. I got sick. Not so sick that I couldn’t bring myself to type, but sick enough that I certainly didn’t want to.
3. Full-time student. Full-time tax preparer. Moving. (If I had a nickel for every time I’ve pulled those three out).
4. I’m in full-on knitting mode, and as many a blogger has said before me, it is hard to type and knit at the same time.

E is for evenings. Evenings have become a very important time. This is because a) my new Ultimate Sweater Machine tells me that I can “knit a shrug in an evening,” and b) I’m moving to a place with much more space for gardening. So immediately, I see pictures of myself wearing a worn-out floral dress and gardening boots contently weeding and watering every evening. I blame it on this picture from the upcoming film The Edge of Love.

E is for eggs. Because Dustpan Alley‘s recent post has gotten me to thinking about them. In high school, I saw eggs as an evil thing because they came from evil smelly chickens that attacked my shins. Then, I moved to a place where only store-bought eggs were readily accessible. Eggs that are already two weeks old when you buy them. Eggs with pastelly yolks that just don’t beat well. So now I need to find a place to buy eggs from happy, healthy chickens. But how?

E is for energy. I need more!

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D!

I really couldn’t care less what D is for, because I’m going to the Police concert (guest starring Elvis Costello and the Imposters) for my birthday in July!

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C!

C is for cats, because they are wonderful.

C is for clients. I have them, and I’m not sure how I feel about that.

C is for college, because I go there very often.

C is for collage, because I haven’t in so very long.

C is for crochet, because I feel like I’m abandoning it.C is for comeuppance, because I’m sure the weather is just here to punish someone in the county who has done something terrible. But we’re all paying for it.

C is for Caturday, because it is a beautiful thing.

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B!

(I didn’t post at all last week because that was the week I had penciled in to write A!. But we’re back on track now.)

B is for bigamy, because I started another blog. I’m not going to tell you about it yet, because it’s not quite ready for the public. But I’m terribly excited about it.

B is for “byaaaaargh!” because that is what I say when I have to knit exorbitant amounts of short rows. Specifically for Interweave’s Short Row Hat (it’s at the bottom of the page). I’m fine with a few short rows here and there for the sake of shaping, but this is ridiculous! The average row is, like, 10 stitches long! Byaaaaargh!B is for blindness. Snow blindness, to be specific. I’ve been having some troubles with it lately.

B is for bolstering. Because I could use some.

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A!

(This is part of the ABC-Along 2008. I didn’t really read the rules or anything, so I’m just kind of winging it. And we begin!)

A is for Alimony. It is taxable. However, child care is not. I’m surprised by how many divorced people don’t know this.


A is for adversary. And right now my adversary is the weather. In all of its forms. The weather outside, my meteorology class, the weather man, and especially the havoc snow wreaks on my extremities. I must find a way to defeat the weather. (P.S. Isn’t that a pretty picture? Hm, who took that peach? Why, I did!)


A is for America’s Next Top Model. Cycle 10 is starting SO SOON! Also, five of the contestants’ first names start with A. Interesting tidbit.


A is for alpaca. Because it’s so nice to come home to after weeks and weeks of acrylic (which also starts with A).

A is for alliteration. Because that’s what this whole thing is about, isn’t it?

P.S. I’m at work now so I don’t have access to my pictures. But I’ll post some lovely “A” things soon.

Edit: Obviously I put in a few pictures. “B” will start next week!

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