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August, 2015

  • 6 August

    BlueSand Stone Washed Cardigan (WIP)

    This is what I’ve been working on using my recent yarn delivery, a BlueSand Cardigan! You can find the details on the yarn and pattern at the end of this post, but here is what the cardigan looks like finished: It’s a project that I have had saved for about a year and …

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July, 2015

  • 30 July

    Stone Washed Delivery!

    Look what arrived at my house not too long ago… Aren’t the colors great together?  While browsing Ravelry a while back I came across a project I really loved.  I stuck it in my favorites so I wouldn’t forget about it and went on to work my way through my long, loooong, list …

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June, 2015

  • 23 June

    Revisited: The Art of Andre Debru

    Do you remember last year when we were in the south of France and I happened upon the work of an artist named Andre Debru?   He had the coolest art made of different bits of scrap metal and I was so taken by his installment in the roundabout in Roquefort …

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  • 4 June

    Mediterranean Cruise Day 1: Venice, Italy

    We have been home from our cruise for two weeks and I can’t speak for Xander, but I want nothing more than to click my heels, go back in time and do it all over again!  It was wonderful and far surpassed even my wildest expectations.  I was so worried …

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April, 2015

  • 28 April

    One (Last?) Visit to Keukenhof

    This weekend Xander and I decided to visit Keukenhof. We both really wanted to make sure that we see it one last time before we leave the Netherlands, and since it’s only open for a few weeks a year, this was possibly our last chance. The only time we were …

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  • 16 April

    My New Spinning Obsession

    Last year when I went to Breidag (craft fair) with some friends, I saw a lot of women spinning on drop spindles and spinning wheels and became intrigued.  I also saw a lot of really beautiful spinning fiber that was waiting to be made into yarn.  At that time I had …

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  • 15 April

    Stone Washed Sylvi is Finished!

    So, my Sylvi is finished!  I think this was my longest planned, most put off, hardest worked on, most sworn at and awesome project yet! I was was first asked to make this jacket back in August 2014, but between other projects and orders that came along, I just kept pushing it off.  I …

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  • 11 April

    Spring Sundry Shawl (WIP)

    In my previous post about my Squishy Soft Fun Denim Shawl I had mentioned that I went for colors that are not really my norm this time around.  I wasn’t sure why, but I just really wanted to do something in pink. The other day it dawned on me where that inspiration …

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  • 3 April

    Squishy Soft Fun Denim Shawl

    A few weeks ago I received a package with some new yarn from Scheepjes. It’s an addition to their Soft Fun line, called Soft Fun Denim and it comes in the following colors: When it arrived, I pretty much ransacked the box.  Taking photos of the balls of yarn still pretty …

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March, 2015

  • 1 March

    Lock of Love Five Years Later

    Five years ago my husband and I visited the Lock of Love art installation that was put up on Valentine’s Day of that year (photo from 2010 above).  We bought a lock and had it engraved so that we could put it on there and throw away the key, thus cementing …

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