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Sock it to me

January 27, 2010

I am a changed woman. Something has come over me. I am not only addicted to knitting socks (which I previously hated), but I am knitting them on size 3 needles (size 5 WAS as low as I would go) and knitting them on 2 circulars (I swear by dpn’s). All of this drastic change- and I’m loving it. It all started after I joined in on KnittyDirtyGirl’s handspun sock knit-a-long. She is one of those crazy...

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Happy Etsianniversary To Me!

January 12, 2010

Today is my two year anniversary selling on etsy! I am just so unbelievably happy that I get to make things that I so passionately love, and people actually want to buy them! Click here to read what I wrote after my one year Etsianniversary. In the past year:I’ve reached over 600 sales- thanks to some very loyal and AMAZING customers. Selling yarn, I’ve really come to LOVE being a part of people’s...

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Happy (the) Holidays (are over)!

December 27, 2009

It's been a truly amazing month- but I'm so glad the Holidays are over! I hope you all had a wonderful time with friends and family- we did! Here's a look at the past month in photos. Enjoy...This was our first Christmas with our very own tree! We cut it down ourselves from a lot of tree's my dad planted many years ago. It's actaully just the top of a very large tree.our two year old, Taylor, was...

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What's In A Name?

November 24, 2009

There has been a lot of tweets on Twitter about names. It's been interesting to see how people chose their titles and how they feel about them. All this chatter has been making me think about my chosen alias. I go by ontheround- obviously. It's interesting because I consider ontheround to be an actual part of my identity. I am ontheround. If someone were to yell out, "Hey ontheround!" I would...

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Positive Vibrations

November 23, 2009

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook knows that I had a very busy weekend. Well, if you consider sitting and spinning busy. I cleaned, prepped, dyed, and spun 4 skeins of yarn from start to finish, and have about 6 more in various stages of the process. I'm really excited about this series, for several reasons. First, I'm using wool that I purchased from Els Farm in Union, ME. It is...

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Some Miscellaneous Thoughts

September 09, 2009

I have several thoughts to share with you today.Today i was thinking about why I love working from home. I got out of bed, hung some wool to dry that had been soaking all night, made Taylor breakfast, made coffee, put on a dye pot, had some breakfast myself, cleaned a little, now I"m messing around on the internet, and then I'm going to spin for an hour or so while T plays. My entire day will be...

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An Absolutely Perfect Evening

August 18, 2009

Yesterday was another steamy hot day in Mid Coast Maine and my daughter and I were stranded at our apartment all day after Evan took our one and only car to work. We were stranded in our attic apartment with poor insulation and skylights that the sun beats down on all day cooking us like bugs under a magnifying glass. It was brutal. So when Evan got home, we decided to pack up dinner and have a...

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My Beloved Saturday Morning & Harvest Series

August 13, 2009

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Heirloom Long Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

July 30, 2009

I love this pattern! It is fun and quick to knit and the results are amazing!This cowl is soft and light-perfect for all seasons! Plus it is versatile, you can wear it across your shoulders, folded over as a neck warmer, or worn loosely around your neck.It is worked in a combination of ribbing and garter stitch giving it a great drape and interesting texture.Heirloom Long Cowl Knitting PatternSize...

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Trend Spotting: Vests

July 13, 2009

Summer is officially here-which means it's time to start thinking ahead to fall. I know what I'll be offering for my fall knit fashions in my etsy shop, OnTheRound , but I'm not quite ready to reveal them yet.So instead, I thought I would offer up some thoughts on one trend that I know it going to be heating up when the weather starts cooling down... Vests I'm loving this vest from ileaiyeSeems like...

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Hand Dyed, Hand Spun, Hand Knit by rAchel.jones

July 02, 2009

I'm am so pleased to reveal my new Hand Dyed, Hand Spun, Hand Knit Sweater!Drum roll please...This sweater is extra special not only because it is my own design, but it's the first big project that I have knit with my own hand spun yarn! I don't mean to toot my own horn...but beep beep!Here are the specs:8- 100/120 yard skeins of aran weight, self striping, hand spun merino woolHand Dyed in Sprin...

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I took your picture

July 01, 2009

I saw myself in you.

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