Tag Archives: Fiber

The Grandma Project

Long time Bookish Dark readers may have noticed a distinct lack of crafts-talk around here. No, I haven’t seen the error of my knitterly ways and reformed (never!), but I have been learning a new skill, cross stitch, and working … Continue reading

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Monsters!

Please to meet Boris (L) and Bela (R), my SCARY MONSTER SLIPPERS! Boris is affable enough, but Bela would bite you as soon as look at you. Just ask the cat. Bwa ha ha ha!

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Input, Output

I’ve been motivated much more by knitting than by reading lately–perhaps it’s the winter nesting instinct, perhaps it’s just that I’ve been using lunch hours for knitting with a co-worker. I finished Neal Stephenson’s Anathem back in November, and found … Continue reading

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Treasure Trove

Although I didn’t learn knitting from any of my grandmas who did fiberwork, I do come by it honestly, and on my visit to the family homestead in April, Mom let me pick out some samples of my great-grandma Delphia’s … Continue reading

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Punkins-n-Purl

Just a bit of fall for those of you needing it: here’s a look this year’s crop of ‘home-grown’ punkins. Didn’t they turn out great? It was a super-easy project–much easier than last year’s, which involved seeds and dirt and … Continue reading

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What are the Odds?

So Kai, remember our awesome conversation about that book we were thinking of writing based on knitted items from the AoGG books? Well, it prompted me to do some googling to see if anyone else had a similar (or identical) … Continue reading

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Lookit I Did!

Reading, schmeading! There’ll be time to read when carpal tunnel syndrome pries the needles from my cold, cramped hands! I have achieved a personal milestone in my knitting career. When I first started knitting, I also started frequenting knitting blogs, … Continue reading

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Bookish Summit

After years of discussion, planning and almost-meetings, we madcap ladies of the Bookishdark are finally getting the much dreamt of vacation we deserve. And the best part? It is just one short month away. Well, the best part might be … Continue reading

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Not Reading, Knitting

Hi, sorry! Sorry! I know we’ve been terribly neglectful of this blog and you, our faithful readers. The good news is, we’ve tracked down the problem: it turns out that CountessZ and I have both undergone a renewed obsession with … Continue reading

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