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Been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely time

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Of course, it’s my blog that was lonely, not you all. You went about your days in ordinary fashion, never even noticing the eight-month absence here. Which is perfectly fine. I don’t really expect anyone to actually pay attention to my ramblings. It’s one of the reasons I feel only marginally guilty when I don’t post for weeks and months at a time.

But I finally found some time to catch you up, the three of you who still read this thing. 🙂

Since we last met, I made two shawls:

The Reyna

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and Arroyo;100_5067 (2)

And one hooded cardigan, the Lochlan.
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I performed in two plays:

The Vagina Monologues
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and A Round-Heeled Woman.
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I read all of 34 books and portions of eight others. Three of those are “did not finish” and five are still being worked on.

And I just got home from Stitches United in Atlanta, with lots of new goodies.
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At Stitches, I took some great classes, learned how to customize a pattern’s fit to suit me, tackled brioche stitch and Irish crochet, won a door prize, made two new friends, and (as you can see above) went a little crazy in the Marketplace. I had an absolutely fabulous time, and came home inspired and ready to tackle some new challenges.

This summer will include taking a dance class, learning an Irish accent, surgery (nothing major), and traveling to California for my 40-year high school reunion. My intention is to be a little more present around here, post a little more frequently. You know what they say about intentions.

Drop me a note in the comments and let me know you’re still here too!

Author:

Mild mannered government employee, fiendishly obsessed with yarn, books, and Doctor Who, much to her husband's chagrin.

7 thoughts on “Been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely time

  1. Hello All – Just starting Reyna pattern (trying to anyway) – I just can’t get past the first four rows !!! Every time I place the marker as indicated in the pattern, it is not in the right place for the next row to “slip marker”. I have made multiple attempts, followed You Tube to be sure I’m doing Yarn Over correctly – the marker usually ends up approximately 2 stitches from one end of row – assuming it should be in center –
    anyone have any suggestions as to what I may doing wrong ????

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    1. Without seeing what you’re doing, there’s no way for me to tell. The instructions are clear and I had no problems with the garter tab beginning. I suggest you take your project and the pattern to your local yarn store for some hands-on help.

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