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Clapotis scrapped

I frogged Clapotis. I decided it wasn’t coming out as something I’d actually wear and decided I’m done making things I don’t wear! I mean it was really neat and all, but I’m done with it – it’s gone. So much for one of my July projects for Stash-a-long. At least I still have Liesel (which will be done by the end of July!), Pomatomus, and Branching Out to work on. Lightweight projects for the super hot summer we’ve been having here in the Northeast.

This Friday we’re (Nick and I) supposed to be going up to Webs in MA. I’m going to look for yarn for I Do so I can start working on it. This will also be my first Free Day since the start of Stash-a-long (I started back in April!).

I’ve got a few more projects planned – all with yarn I have in my stash! I just discovered the other day that I have a trashbag full of yarn in storage I thought I had given away. I’m not really sure what’s in the bag because I left it in storage, but tomorrow when I go dig out my fabirc so I can start playing with my sewing machine, I’m going to check out what’s in there and decide if I want to keep it or not. I’m determined not to keep yarn I won’t actually use for anything.

Ohhh! For those who may not have seen it yet, there’s a new craft magazine out! It’s called Adorn. I picked up the premiere issue and I like it so far. I may be pretty late to the game on this one, but I haven’t seen anyone mention it around the web, so I figured I’d mention it to anyone that may not have heard of it yet!

Okay, that’s all I’ve got for now! Back to taking stock of what I’ve got in my stash!


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

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