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February, 2015

  • 26 February

    ALL ABOARD! We’re going on a Cruise y’all!

    Big news!  We’re going across the water!! Wait, no… not that water.  Before you get excited and think our visas finally came through and we are finally off to Pittsburgh, that isn’t happening yet. We’re going on a cruise!! What better way to make use of our time still in …

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  • 20 February

    Finish Friday: Make Believe Socks

    When I found out we were going to be visiting Pittsburgh, I had the most brilliant idea (if I do say so myself!).  I decided to order some yarns from and finally get to check some of them out! They don’t deliver to the Netherlands (BOO!!!) so I’ve not had …

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  • 13 February

    Friday the 13th Strikes Again!

    When I looked at my calendar this morning, I shuddered – It’s Friday the 13th, agh!  All it takes is things going horribly wrong on one of those days and you fear them forever.  Even if you aren’t that superstitious, there’s still that niggly little feeling in the back of …

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January, 2015

  • 28 January

    Pittsburgh Day 2: Robots, Burgers and Hockey!

    On our second day in Pittsburgh we were picked up early in the morning by Xander’s colleague, Tim, who took us out for breakfast.  Before we went to the states, Xander said that he wanted to have proper pancakes, so I went online and looked up “Best pancakes in Pittsburgh” …

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  • 26 January

    My Smooshy Clapotis and Why Blocking Matters

    I first started this project months ago when I cast it on to be my travel project for my trip to Pittsburgh, but I ended up not doing any knitting at all on my trip.  I picked it up and put it down again about 20 times since then but only …

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  • 20 January

    Pittsburgh: The First Day

    RIGHT, so back to the story of our visit to Pittsburgh.  It all seems like such a whirlwind now, I can’t believe it has been almost four months already.  Why is it that the time you spend waiting for something drags on, yet the time that passes after something flies …

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  • 5 January

    Phoncible Hat – Love!

    I really should have renamed this hat, I have no idea what a phoncible is and there’s just no getting cute with that name in a blog title. Anyway, it’s finished and I LOVE IT!  It worked out just as great as I thought it would with the two different …

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  • 4 January

    Return to Rensiwez: Cabin Werner

    Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday, I know we did! If you have been to my blog at this time on previous years, you have probably heard me moan about the state of affairs in the Netherlands on New Years Eve.  Mainly the situation with …

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December, 2014

  • 29 December

    Phoncible Hat Progress

    As it turns out, I was able to show some self restraint with my Phoncible Hat, it’s not finished yet! It’s so weird to have to stop myself from finishing something rather than pushing to get it done, but I’m glad I left this one alone. I want to work …

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  • 27 December

    Let it Snow!

    We got snow this morning in the Netherlands. So close to Christmas, but it just missed the mark.  I think not having snow is one of the things that makes it more difficult to get into the Christmas spirit over here.  Well, that together with not having friends and family …

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