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Writer's Block: Unique Talents [Jun. 11th, 2008|04:49 pm]
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Do you have a strange and obscure talent? What is it? If not, have you ever seen someone else's? What did they do?
Much as my namesake, the tiny little butt-lit firefly, I have a strange and unique talent for disappearing entirely for long periods of time and then returning all lit up and happy to be alive as the days grow long and hot.

I haven't been here for a while, but thought I might see how things are going over here at Live Journal this summer.

Hello LJ, good to know you again.

:)
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FO: very special hat design and pattern with photos [Oct. 26th, 2006|08:42 am]
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I finished the complete Lavender Hat I designed recently, which is a two part hat. There is a basic hat in seedstitch with a rolled brim. But I also knit a removable band in basketweave and seed stitch as an additional feature to add more warmth when needed, but also to create visual balance to make the hat look better than hats often do when worn.

I am very, very pleased with the results and would love to share not only my photos of the entire piece with you, but the pattern as well. See it all here:

http://scrumptiousliving.wordpress.com/scrumptious-patterns/lavender-hat/

Have a great day.

~firefly
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Knit-a-long for Jinny's Vines [Oct. 11th, 2006|04:59 pm]
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Hello ... I just started a knit-a-long today for a nap blanket I have designed and am knitting. It is very lovely ... I think I spoke of it a day or so ago. It seemed enough people were interested in it that I should start a KAL for the project.

So, come by and check it out if you are interested, or curious.

http://scrumptiousliving.wordpress.com/2006/10/11/just-as-yarn-is-twisted-so-are-we/

Have a beautiful day!

~firefly
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What in world have I been up to? [Oct. 9th, 2006|04:57 pm]
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Enjoying autumn here on the farm and in the countryside surrounding us for one. Also, went out on the river in a canoe with my husband yesterday and it was completely gorgeous! I am knitting a nap blanket for my mother in law, and it is coming out wonderfully ... better than I had hoped and now I can hardly wait to finish it so I can post and share the pattern, and also so I can give it to her.

Take a look at the progress on my blog at Wordpress:

http://scrumptiousliving.wordpress.com/2006/10/09/pears-and-knitted-nap-blanket/

Generally, life is good. I'm meeting some deadlines today for clients, so have to end off.

Best wishes if you happen by!

~firefly
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"Fetching" gloves from Knitty, complete and adapted [Sep. 25th, 2006|11:40 am]
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I just knit the "Fetching" fingerless gloves from Knitty.com's summer pattern collection. Very fun project. I made a few pattern modifications to be sure they fit my hands propertly, and used Berroco's Ultra Alpaca for the yarn. It is a really cute pattern, and I love my new gloves! Photos and details posted at my blog.

~firefly
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Knitting, sunshine, autumn, and Beagles [Sep. 21st, 2006|10:56 am]
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I only have a couple of minutes to write this morning. Much of my morning has been spent doing research and calculating statistics for various projects ... not as mundane as it might sound. I did start knitting a pair of fingerless gloves this morning (Fetching from Knitty's summer patterns) with some of the Berroco Ultra Alpaca I have left over from my lavendar scarf project (pattern available at my blog site). I ordered six skeins of that yarn because I wanted to make myself a scarf, some mittens, fingerless gloves and a hat for my first winter here on the farm.

It is a beautiful, gorgeous autumn day here in upstate western New York. For some reason my daughter's Beagle (his name is Zero) keeps licking the underside of my slide-out keyboard shelf. (I don't know if all beagles are weird, or if he is just a weird beagle, but he does some very strange things ... often.)

Anyway (ignoring the licking now which I cannot dissuade him from doing) last evening my husband and I drove into the village to pick up some items at the hardware store and some books from the library. On the way home we had to drop the hardware store items off at our church for a work project this weekend and on a whim he detoured us over to a local harbor off of Lake Ontario. The sky was full of incredible clouds of various textures and heights. When we were on our way back to the farm from the church we witnessed the most beautiful sunset I have seen in years - or maybe ever. Dang, we did not have the camera with us because I would have loved to have shared that scene.

I have to get back to taking care of one of my writing clients now, so will end off.

Have a wonderful day my friends,
~firefly
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Gentle Waters Scarf Pattern [Sep. 14th, 2006|11:44 am]
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Good morning. Yesterday I uploaded a scarf pattern at my blog site, from a beautiful cashmeriono scarf my daugther designed and made for me. Thought I'd make it known to the LJ community, in case anyone might want to see about making one. It is a favorite of mine.

Best wishes,
firefly
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