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About sandi

Knitter. Spinner. UFO wrangler. Sometime bead artist and weaver. 2 kittens, 1 permakitten, 2 grownup cats, 1 beloved dog angel, 1 spouse, 1 crazy life. I suppose that the 5 cats make me 1 crazy cat lady; OTOH, apparently, yes, I do need that much feline supervision.

Summer Vacation, with Chickens & Ben’s Ring of Mordor: Part 1

Overheard in a Syracuse kitchen earlier this week: J: Thanks for doing that, I really appreciate it. S:  What are friends for? J:  Running out to the feed store for chicken poo medicine, apparently. You need to have the sound … Continue reading

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The Welsh Gardener

I got up early this morning, determined to Be A Responsible Home Owner and do some much-needed weeding and shrub-trimming in the front yard before it got too hot. Quick but satisfying breakfast (Melody’s Maple Granola, yum), soul-empowering Morning Coffee, … Continue reading

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New Pattern #2 Posted: Baby Hat!

Hang on, folks! Technical difficulties with posting the pattern….. I will fix it asap. The blog software sent this out a day early. Life is soooo fun sometimes! Sandi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AAANNNNDDDDD…it should all be fixed now! Please let me know … Continue reading

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Newly Edited Versions: Comfort Shawl and Summer Shawlette

Way  back in 2007, when I worked for Interweave Knits, I designed a shawl for the Staff Projects section of the magazine. The challenge behind that particular Staff Project was to created something based on a particular lace pattern, Little Arrowhead … Continue reading

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Wandering but not Lost

You folks are the best! So many great suggestions in the comments on my last post  for That Which “Shawl” Be Next On My Needles. (Heh) Your suggestions gave me a great excuse to go wandering around the Ravelry pattern database. (It … Continue reading

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Yarn Revolt

Here is my current progress on the Serenity Shawl: Yup. I frogged it. Sometimes yarn can be very vocal as to what it wants to be and what it does not want to be. The yarn will express its thoughts … Continue reading

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Three Bags Full

Hello, Spring! Spring is gently sneaking up upon us here. It snuck up so gently, in fact, that I have not had a chance to whack back the rose branches overhanging the walkway. (The post person is not amused.) This … Continue reading

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