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Baby Booties

My nephew is due to be born next month.

I already have one of them – and a little niece, too. Both of those have been treated to my knitting and crochet obsession at times, but this is the first time a baby has been born in my immediate family since I started to knit. 258 more words

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Who? for Two

This past weekend saw me knitting quite a bit. I managed to finish a pair of hats for a coworker who is becoming an aunt times two in a few months. 243 more words

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I'm Just Really Bored of My Projects

Sometimes I am so intense about my projects that I can’t focus on anything else. Sometimes I’m only excited at a normal human level without risk of brain implosion, and those are the best times because I can still function. 235 more words

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The The Last of the Baby Stuff For A While

The Baby Boy Cardigan is done. Or almost done. After steeking it this weekend, I got the button bands on. Its been washed and its drying outside on our one-and-only (hopefully) dry and sunny day this week. 322 more words

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Hope and the Baby Sweater

First, let me say how immensely grateful I am to live in an affluent corner of a post-birth-control world.  The very fact that knitting is a hobby we choose rather than poorly-paid women’s work is indicative of our vastly changed position in society.  819 more words

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Fly Away Blanket : a modern hand knit quilt

Alexa has been a mother for 4+ years now, but I am new to this.  One of the most vivid moments I remember about the first days was bringing Max home from the hospital.  664 more words

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Time to Finish

I’m talking about my weekend, I’m not nagging about the Revive-A-Vintage contest, lol. I spent this weekend finishing two projects and some handspun. It got me to thinking about the finishing stage of making things and how I both dread it and enjoy it. 587 more words

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