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This is taking forever. Today I stuffed my feet into them wearing thick socks hoping that it will help. Ouch! 6 months ago


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Ive decided to give it as a holiday present. But unfortunately I am the senior knitter in my circle :-/ 6 months ago


redstarGloves

And these. Another ravelry pattern: 6 months ago


redstarHat

I love this hat. The name of the pattern is Torsion and I found it on Ravelry. Thanks Julie for giving the pattern for free. 6 months ago


redstarMending and tailoring

I’ve fixed a shirt and a dress that were way too big. I have another dress, a shirt, two dress shirts to make less boxy, a shirt to add a pleat to the back. Four shirts to sew and a coat to make. Im also buying yarn for my next two sweaters today. Wow! Lots to do. 6 months ago


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52 min cycling
average speed 13.1 mph
11.35 miles total 6 months ago


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Just got a really great deal through Groupon for boxing classes. Ive wanted to join the gym, but it is a little pricey. So by the time I run through the ten classes, Im hoping I will be able to afford it.
Yay! 6 months ago


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wore them for all 8 hours at work on Tuesday, then for four or so hours today. Getting better, still hurt! 6 months ago


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51 minutes cycling
average speed: 12.5 mph
10.6 miles total

I was able to go for about 2 minutes before my legs were so tired I didnt think I was going to be able to go on. I dropped the resistance down two and it was much better. My speed went from 15 mph to 12-14, but I think it was worth it. 6 months ago


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Oh, this is turning into a nightmare. Time to put it down for the night.
I picked the wrong fabric. It is a little too stiff to lay just right. I’m hoping I can fix it somehow.
First time around the side seams were three or four inches too far to the back. The ruching looked great from the side, but from the front it looks like a potato sack extenuating all the spots on me that I hate.
Luckily I cut the front too big so I have room to move the seams forward, but in doing that it completely removed the arm holes, so I will have to recut them.
Im really glad that I basted the seams. Its made pulling them out so much easier. 6 months ago


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This hat makes me look like I’m trying to go all reggae Rastafarian.
When I put it on it loses its beret shape and turns into this big poof.

:-( 6 months ago


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I found the perfect pair of shoes.
They are the perfect tanned leather, oxford brogues and I love them but they are a size too small. I stretched them, and stretched them and I know if I can just wear them they will eventually be perfect. I have too many pairs of shoes that after I wear them a while are just too big. So I brought them to work, thinking that if I wear them around the office I wont actually get as many blisters as I would trying to wear them around the neighborhood. 6 months ago


redstarKnit my stash

My first beret 6 months ago


redstarred sweater

pattern from Knitty.com
Lucie sweater 6 months ago


redstarThe Finished black dress

Photo 1 6 months ago


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Finally feeling good after three months of anxiousness. 6 months ago


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31 min cycling
average 12.8 mph
total distance: 6.4 miles

First ride in a long, long time. Good but tired and now wheezy 6 months ago


redstarGrey dress

I love the dress found here. Of course I cant afford it. Going to try my hand at manipulating a pattern to make it.

http://www.lyst.com/clothing/michael-kors-draped-wool-and-silkblend-tweed-dress-black-1/?ctx=146741 6 months ago


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redstarFrom http://baltimorebirdclub.org/gnlist.html

A bevy of quail.
A bouquet of pheasants [when flushed].
A brood of hens.
A building of rooks.
A cast of hawks [or falcons]
A charm of finches
A colony of penguins
A company of parrots
A congregation of plovers
A cover of coots
A covey of partridges [or grouse or ptarmigans]
A deceit of lapwings
A descent of woodpeckers
A dissimulation of birds
A dole of doves
An exaltation of larks
A fall of woodcocks
A flight of swallows [or doves, goshawks, or cormorants]
A gaggle of geese [wild or domesticated].
A host of sparrows
A kettle of hawks [riding a thermal]
A murmuration of starlings
A murder of crows.
A muster of storks
A nye of pheasants [on the ground]
An ostentation of peacocks
A paddling of ducks [on the water]
A parliament of owls
A party of jays
A peep of chickens
A pitying of turtledoves
A raft of ducks
A rafter of turkeys
A siege of herons
A skein of geese [in flight]
A sord of mallards
A spring of teal
A tidings of magpies
A trip of dotterel
An unkindness of ravens.
A watch of nightingales
A wedge of swans [or geese, flying in a “V”].
A wisp of snipe 6 months ago

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and my photos are always squashed for some reason… 7 months ago


redstarBlue hat

Here is my finished blue hat: 7 months ago


redstarupdate on black dress

The dress itself is finished. I hemmed it today.
Just waiting for the lace to come for the edging on the bottom. I have yet to make the flower as I am still trying to figure out how best to copy it. 7 months ago


redstarBlue Hat

This is the next project: a blue wool hat

This isnt costing me anything since I have the yarn left over from a sweater. 7 months ago


redstarBlack Sweater

I finally finished the black sweater I’ve been working on for months and months. 7 months ago


redstarBlack sweater

Just in time for a heat wave, the black wool sweater is almost finished. Started the last sleeve yesterday. Hoping to have it done in a couple of days.

I also took the last red sweater I made apart and it is waiting for an overhaul, as is the brown sweater with the drop stitching that I made last year. It came out way too big and bulky. Hoping to make something a little chic-er. 7 months ago


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