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Archive for January 2011


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I was poking around WordPress a bit and found that they have a post per day challenge for 2011 (Check out They also have a post per week challenge, but I feel like going all out. So, I am hereby making a new goal for myself to blog every day in 2011. It’s possible that I may slip here and there, but that’s okay, because the goal itself will help me stick to blogging better than me telling myself “I should blog more” and then not doing it.

Another goal I have is to complete some woven scarves by May. Chris’s mom does a “shabby chic” furniture sale with some friends out of her barn, and they wanted to do one in May. I think it would be a good opportunity to test the waters of selling handwoven scarves. Eventually, my goal is to try out a craft show, but I’m waiting until after Chris and I get married.

What’s that? Getting married? Yes, it seems I have failed to mention it here, but Chris proposed to me a few days before Christmas. We’re getting married on September 24th, 2011. It’s coming up soon!

But, speaking of scarves, I started a scarf today on the rigid heddle loom. I found a cone of mystery fiber lace-weight yarn at the thrift store the other day and decided to use it to see how weaving with laceweight yarn would work on my 10 dent heddle. I’m expecting it to be pretty gauzy, but so far haven’t gotten too far past warping it. There’s another goal: learn the direct warping method for rigid heddle looms!

That’s all for tonight. Tomorrow I shall have pictures.


Written by nikkinbird

January 31, 2011 at 1:25 am

Posted in Weaving


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Here is another blog post apologizing for a long hiatus. I really must be more diligent about this blogging thing. Sadly, I find it hard to be motivated after work during the work week. I have all kinds of excuses, though! Leading up to Christmas, I was super busy, and after New Year’s, I’ve been perpetually sick! I got a horrible cold the first couple weeks of January, then, when that was wrapping up, I hurt my back and was forced to lay around all weekend and call in sick from my weekend job. Then, when that was all nicely healing, I developed a new cold this week! It’s either a new cold or I have a sinus infection. They say that after your first year of working with little kids, you never get sick anymore, but getting through this first year is going to be tough! I’m not saying I’ll be in this job next year for sure, but at the moment I don’t have too many other options.

But on to the knitting, fibery content. I haven’t been blogging it, but I have been doing stuff. So I don’t have the excuse that I have no content. I just have to take some pictures! Well, here are some things I already have pictures of.

For Christmas, being on a budget, I made these little snowmen guys from and made them into ornaments. Though they are tiny, they take a surprisingly longer time to knit than you would think. I was in a snowm crunch as Christmas got closer! But I finished all that I needed to, and baked some cookies to go with them besides.



And then I slept by the fire, a very satisfying, cozy feeling. Especially when my cat crawls in to cuddle under my arm. Oh, Tashi.


Written by nikkinbird

January 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm

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