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Anonymising GoD

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I have guillotined GoD lady. Just because…. Well really because plastering her moosh all over the Internets without her permission is just rude. Mr GoD lady aka Bear, kindly took some pictures of GoD lady wearing the Homegrown Dandelion and so I thought I’d show it off.

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The blue yarn isn’t hand spun, it’s some NDS dazzle HT, self colour blue, that due to the nature of hand dying fades beautifully in and out making my very simple duplicate stitch ’embroidery’ look much more special than it really is.

I’m still amazed that I managed to spin enough yarn for an entire cardigan on a drop spindle.

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Craftiness

Have spun today, and last night after I posted, I picked up my shawl and knit a couple of rows. Big question is, can I keep it up?

Didn’t meet GoD lady for coffee, she was migrainey (not migratory as autocorrect suggested), and I ended up feeling really nauseous – HRT side effects a bit better, but still around. Nausea, joint pain mainly, although I did get a bit warm earlier.

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Can has spindle?

So after a fairly unproductive couple of days, I managed some spinning this evening.

I know if I *do stuff*, instead of just sitting on my behind, I’ll feel better in myself. Not only do I have fibre that needs spun, I have yarn that needs knitted. It feels like a waste to just have it sitting there. So, I’m going to try to do a little of something every day – even the gloves of Doom might get knitted…

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Presents

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This is what’s spun and finished from the present I got from GoD lady. There’s still some of this colour way left, plus the other batt. Since I’ve plied the Shetland, I now have almost clear spindles – need to skein the Shetland, but I like to leave things to rest and the twist to set a little.

Spinny, spinny?

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Send me a llama?

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Currently Andean plying a drop spindle spun Shetland single.

It’s been sitting on the spindle for ages. Well past time for it to become some yarn.

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Voice recognition

Decided to try blogging using the tablet voice recognition software. It may be a bit stream of consciousness as I can’t work out how to punctuate.  I’ll probably intervene though as it will drive me mad.

Today I managed to finish reknitting the back of my Dandelion. Its currently blocking. I have also cast on the first front.

My knitting mojo is still missing but I’m hoping it will find me soon if I persevere.

I really, really wish I knew how to punctuate using this system.

I also cast on and knit about 100 rows of another Kiri shawl. The English version of the pattern has disappeared from the website, actually the whole website is gone, but I managed to find a cached version.

I found myself looking at more patterns today but manage to restrain myself by thinking of the many, many unfinished projects I still have lying around.

Enough, have punctuated and corrected the horrendous and amusing errors. One day I’ll post the computer generated as it comes, alongside what I actually said.

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Missing Mojo

I just don’t seem to be able to get going with anything these days. Although I am having flashes of wanting to do stuff in the last couple of weeks.

I did manage to do a little of the cowl I’m knitting with GoD Lady, but it’s languishing again on the table. Sunday night I plied the Shetland and Texel singles that have been sitting around for months.

Today my batt of Jacob arrived. I need to get my bum in gear and either finish the Shetland that’s on my spindle or wind it off and keep it for another day. I desperately want to get spinning the Jacob. I also bought yarn for a cardigan, which means I should try to finish the dandelion…..

Some folk do rain dances to make it rain, maybe I need to do a knitting mojo dance to have inspiration fall on my head.

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