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Peachy Queen's Blog – April 2009 Archive (5)

Don't Do It!

We all have moments when you act against your better judgment. The Yarn Harlot has made a career discussing those moments. Within the last week, she blogged about a sock she continued to knit even though it could only ever fit the Jolly Green Giant. Apparently, I’m trying to fill the Yarn Harlot’s very big shoes (or socks, as the case may be) by routinely working against my better judgment with my knitting.

Take, for example, my recent trip on family business. I brought with me with… Continue

Added by Peachy Queen on April 30, 2009 at 8:54pm — 2 Comments

Saga of the Pink Purse (Part II) and other UFOs

It's done, and it's beautiful, if I do say so myself.

(Drawstring Bag by Janet Russell, Patons Classic Wool in Woodrose Heather)

I did have an interesting experience with felting. Thinking I was being clever, I ran a piece of acrylic string through the holes to hold the I-cord before I felted the purse and cord. The purse felted beautifully, even though I mistakenly ran the purse through the spin cycle. Apparently, I did… Continue

Added by Peachy Queen on April 23, 2009 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Decisions, Decisions

I'm heading out of town overnight BY MYSELF to take care of some family business. Yes, you did read that correctly. I will be without my husband and children for more than 24 hours. I will have two plane trips and an entire night in the hotel by myself to knit. Nirvana.

My big decision remains before me - what knitting to pack. Oh, the possibilities.

I will probably begin the Baby Surprise Jacket. As my faithful followers already know (all 3 of you - love you Mom, Dad and… Continue

Added by Peachy Queen on April 15, 2009 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

Saga of the Pink Purse (Part I)

Here’s the problem when I don’t write for a few days. My mind quickly fills up with all of my thoughts and activities, and I have no idea where I should begin. As the song goes “Let’s start at the very beginning / A very good place to start . . . ” (Lyrics from “Do Re Mi” from Sound of Music). So here goes.

I owe my current project to a suggestion from grapesonthevine. After my most recent sock fiasco, she suggested that I work on a garter stitch drawstring bag (pattern by Janet D.… Continue

Added by Peachy Queen on April 14, 2009 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

A week of truisms.

If we learn from our failures, then I indeed became a wiser person this week. Here are a few of the truisms I encountered this week. What is truly disconcerting is that I knew some of these before the week, and yet I repeated my mistakes. I repeated at least one of these mistakes several times. Maybe now that I have documented these truisms, I can not only break the cycle, but also prevent someone else from repeating my mistakes.

1. Big box stores do not carry what you need. Ever.… Continue

Added by Peachy Queen on April 4, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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