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What moving in a month really means is that I'm procrastinating on too many things, all involving packing. Packing is the worst. Followed by cleaning areas that were missed for too long. Ew. Fairly certain there's dog hair still caught in corners of the carpet, even though Rowan passed seven months ago. Not looking forward to the carpet cleaning. I'm off topic before I even really got on it. Oops. My method of procrastinating the packing has been to work on knitting projects. One project, Razzle, is using some Test Run yarn. I dyed it, thinking it might replace the... Read more


I recently finished a pair of socks I'd been working on for about three months. Three. Months. Does that put me in the running for slowest sock knitter? The pair before them took me about four or five, I think. Maybe longer. Just my lot in life, I suppose. Brianna: slow sock knitter (she's learning to deal with it). The pattern, Socks on a Plane, is a design by Laura Linneman, and can be found on Ravelry. The pattern itself was rather easy, and the only thing I'd change in the future would be the cuff. It's not tall enough... Read more


If you don't follow my Instagram, you'll have missed a recent project I completed with Malabrigo Rios in Plomo. It's probably my favorite go-to color, but for this particular project it was a perfect shade of gray with some purple undertones. These are my NezuShi mitts that I knit for a friend of mine. We share a love for the No. 6 anime, and the two protagonists are represented in these mitts: the one shown on the left represents Nezumi, whose name in Japanese means "rat"; and the one shown on the right represents Shion, who was named after the... Read more


The end of 2014 saw me dyeing yarn for a project that was destined to end up in (or more appropriately "on") my best friend's hands. I had hoped to finish it before we took a trip to North Carolina, but by the time it came to hit the road, I had only finished one half of the project. Said project was a set of Colorblock Handwarmers. I managed to finish the second half during the evenings in the hotel, with time to spare for her to enjoy them while in the wilds of Pilot Mountain. It was with chattering... Read more


If you recall, the mattress and bed frame for the guest room project have been purchased and/or selected. The mattress has actually already arrived (I love you, Overstock!), and the new date to pick up the bed frame from IKEA is this coming weekend (yay as-is section!). Crossing all appendages. The only thing I can't get around is the pine of the frame; there's just no room for bare pine in our design plans. I'm typically a fan of the natural wood look, but because we won't be making any changes to the room itself, just what's going into it,... Read more


I previously mentioned that we began moving forward with plans for the guest room rather quickly. It was only a few moments after we agreed that, yes, we were (a) crazy, and (b) totally going through with it, that we sat down in front of the laptop, researched mattresses, and made our first purchase for the project. We knew we wanted to go with a memory foam mattress, particularly since our own mattress is a 10" Bodipedic with a 4lb density, and is easily one of the best purchases we've ever made. For the guest room, however, we chose an... Read more