Stet

Stet

August 20, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I have a horrible tendency to self-edit.  I will find tons of reasons why I won’t write, usually for family reasons.  I generally try to avoid pushback on delicate subjects, mainly because I know that “The Family” has my URL, and it would cause Teh Dramas. I’m trying to overcome that.  I had thought that […]

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The Crack Spider’s Bitch

June 22, 2010 by Maire in Whimsy / 0 Comments

I seem to be having one of those months.  The rainy weather really really really isn’t helping.  I’m thinking that I should just go crawl into a nice hot bath and soak away the world for a while…such a girly thing to do. I’d show everyone what’s on the sticks at the moment, because it’s […]

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Bits of Awesome

Bits of Awesome

June 16, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies, Whimsy / 2 Comments

Sometimes you have to do a reality check, and remember the bits of awesome all around you.  Folks may have noticed that I haven’t blogged recently (not sure if anyone other than family reads this, but it’s true*).  Mostly that’s because life has been crazy lately, particularly with trips to various doctors for various things. […]

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I’ll get you next time, Cthulhu.  Next time.

I’ll get you next time, Cthulhu. Next time.

May 17, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Yeah.  I was less than impressed that this is how my Cthulhuclava turned out.  There’s been a lot of knitting and re-knitting on this particular pattern, and I have to admit…the instructions could probably have been a little clearer.  Maybe some better close-up pictures to show how some of the bits (like the socket/brow area(s)) […]

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Perky Fleurs

Perky Fleurs

May 14, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Woke up this morning & stumbled on down the stairs to make a cup of tea, and what should I find waving at me through the garden windows?  Bright, cheery, unashamedly perky flowers! It seems that the gentlemen who previously owned our house left us a few pleasant surprises in the garden for springtime…now I […]

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Worst block job evar

Worst block job evar

May 13, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

I know it looks like a sudden rush of productivity, but I’ve been meaning to do this for while now.  The blocking of my Wisp shawl.  Yes, a Wisp.  And just like a bunch of folks in Calgary, it seems, I knit mine from Zauberball.  I got the idea from the Sherrimonster, who apparently picked […]

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5 Days

5 Days

May 11, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Sometimes I think that it takes forever for me to finish a project. Sometimes, I forget that some of my projects are freakin’ huge (ref: Robin’s Sweater) Sometimes, I forget that some of my projects are wee, but with tons of tiny stitches (ref: Socks). Sometimes things don’t take as long as you think they […]

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Just a busy Saturday

Just a busy Saturday

April 18, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies, Wanderings / 1 Comment

There’s a ton of wildlife in Calgary, and it has a tendency to just pop up wherever.  We went for breakfast down at the Blackfoot Diner with Chelsea…and what should be parked on top of Chels’s building?  A Canada Goose, full of attitude, honking away on the roof. We walked down to the Diner, and […]

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Return of the Monkeymen

April 15, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies, Patterns / 0 Comments

Just a quickie here… When the site went down, I lost my best-edited copy of the Monkeymen pattern.  So, the pattern is back up…but if anyone sees anything I’ve missed, please let me know. I really need to take some time & put it into PDF format.  That way I can just upload it to […]

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