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Poor, old blog

Friday, June 14, 2013

Don’t faint or anything, but I’ve been wanting to blog a bit again lately. I know! Now you’ve gone and fainted. I hope you didn’t hurt yourself when you fell off your chair.
The sad thing is that my blogging software is so old (WordPress 2.3.1) that it doesn’t work and play well with all the […]

Website update

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hello everybody. Dave here with a quick note about the Fiber Dreams website.
We released a new version of the site a couple of days ago. Most of the changes are in the background. A lot of the server-side code has been updated, and the site’s running on a new server. The main thing you’ll […]


Monday, May 9, 2011

About 2½ weeks ago I was hit by a malware attack. I have most of my computer world put back together at this point, but definitely not all of it. Don’t ever get bitten by one of those. It’s horrible. But if you do, make sure you’ve backed up everything to an external drive. It […]

Blue skies and blue sky

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Last night I ripped out everything I’d knit during the day. I hate it when knitting goes that way. Sometimes it does, though. I’d gotten far enough on the first sleeve of my blue cardigan that I could do a temporary seam to see how things were going. The knitting was fine. It was the […]

Blue sweaters in spring

Monday, February 21, 2011

Up until the time I left for Stitches West last Thursday I was knitting madly on a new sweater. The yarn is Kollage’s Milky Whey in Blue Sky. Isn’t it gorgeous? It knits up like a dream, too. Can’t wait to get back to it. The back is almost done. Almost. Just a couple more […]

Snow-capped mountains

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The nearby mountains are once again covered with a thick layer of snow. The valleys are filled with light layers of fog. It’s cool out, and the air has that fresh smell that comes with a good rain. Lovely.
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t get a single stitch knit on Christmas Day. I […]

New Life

Friday, December 3, 2010

I took myself in hand this morning, decided that come hell or high water I’d get those buttons sewn onto my blue cardigan.
You know what I discovered? The button holes aren’t evenly spaced.

You know what this means, don’t you? Frogging is in my future.
Not only do I obviously need to remove the […]

Gloriosa at elann

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

When the folks at wanted to borrow my finished Gloriosa sweater for some modeled shots, I naturally said yes. They’d donated the yarn for the project, after all. They just got in a shipment of the lovely Peruvian Sierra Aran yarn, are doing a special, and have the photo of my sweater featured on […]

Autumn is in the air

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sorry. I had to share. Simon’s Cat just kills me.

The fall Knitty

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I used to have a lot of fun reviewing sharing my opinion of a variety of knitting publications. Let’s resurrect this activity with the latest Knitty: Fall 2010. I haven’t listed every pattern in the issue. Some because I didn’t like them, some that to me were just there, nothing special.
Beatnick by Norah Gaughan, […]