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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Category Archives: knitting

Lace headband

A crazy thing happened today called: I finished another project!  I worked on this one for a year and a half off and on (and started it about 8 times before I had the lace pattern right).  This was my piano lesson project mainly because (a) it took me so long to get the pattern […]

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ashburn shawl

I started this last September intending to have it done for the rest of fall…but predictably finished it now, at the tail end of winter.  Oh well, it’s all ready for next fall now! Details: Ashburn pattern, The Plucky Knitter primo fingering yarn in Rachel, Ross, and Aperitif (which is how it earned its nickname […]

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knitting, a review

A little review of the knitting projects I finished since my post last year.  The biggie of the year was a sweater for Ellie: (Plucky primo aran yarn in plie–took three skeins) I also made two Jul pattern hats this year–I absolutely love the pattern: (Fiber Company Acadia yarn in blueberry and Manos del Uruguay […]

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those needles keep clacking

Did you know that you can study and knit?  I discovered that as the spring semester rolled into play last month and so while the books are cracked, it has only slightly dampened the knitting obsession… I’m nearing the end of this Polar Opposites cowl, which I began on the eve of the Super Bowl […]

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the knitting obsession

I’ve been knitting up a storm lately and thought I’d share my projects from the last few months! Last night I finished up my “weihnacht socken”–the Christmas socks I knit mainly in Germany and Austria over our Christmas trip.  I had run out of the green yarn that I used at the contrast color but […]

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a knitting frenzy

It’s always nice to forget a hobby for a bit and then get back into it and remember why you loved it in the first play.  I’ve gone a little off the deep end with the knitting.  Not sure if it’s the weather, or the fact that I can do it while snuggling a sick […]

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