Author Archives: sandi

About sandi

Knitter. Spinner. Quilter. UFO Wrangler. Sometime bead artist and weaver. Two toddler-age 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.

Dear Canada: You’re Stuck with us now

(N.B.  Dear Fellow Grammar Nerds: Apologies in advance for the wanton switches in pronoun focus below; I’m a wee bit exhausted.) Unless otherwise noted, the wonderful photos below of our Big Day were taken by Anne Blayney.  She basically rocks, … Continue reading

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Still Here, Still Obsessed with Yarn (and Cats!)

Hello, fine bloggie friends! It’s (past) time for another missive from Sandi’s YarnLand and Cat Worship Facility. This month has been Cat Appreciation Month at my vet’s, and August 8 was International Cat Day. So, in the spirit of the … Continue reading

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A Finished Object Doth Bloom in Spring

Happy Spring! Actually, by the time I hit Publish, it will be nearly time to wish everyone a Happy Summer Solstice. However, most of the original draft of this was written in April. At least I keep life interesting for … Continue reading

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Time Changes

Time stopped functioning properly, for me anyway, the day in late February when I got the phone call from my mom. “The Phone Call”, as it were, since it seems that this particular sort of call is nearly always referred … Continue reading

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January 6, 2018: Epiphanies

Well, hello there, Internet Friends. Long time no blog. It has indeed been a while since you’ve heard much from me. A tweet here, a Facebook comment there, a Ravelry post every now and then. It was never my intention … Continue reading

Posted in BenKitty, DustyCat, Knitting, New Year's Epiphanies, stranded colourwork, Wheel of the Year, Writing | 18 Comments

Sick (still), On the Mend (more or less), yet Busy (sort of)

Oh Heck. Let’s just throw caution to the winds and begin with a cat photo or two.   OK, ¡basta! (Spanish for “enough!”) There can (and no doubt will) be more cat pics later. Sick (still): Pain is not my friend, … Continue reading

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The Quilt

Ten minutes ago, I opened a box that came in the mail. It’s a thundery sort of day, pouring down rain by the bucketful; our wonderful postal worker Angie dashed from her vehicle to our door with the box covered … Continue reading

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