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  • Welcome to my blog!

    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

knitting: a bear cowl and boot cuffs

At the end of last winter I started knitting the Burton Bear Cowl for Ellie.  It was a fun knit and I had it almost finished…when I looked ahead and saw that I’d need to crochet the ears.  Ugh.  I hate crochet.  I never feel like I’m actually doing it correctly.  So I procrastinated on […]

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knitting: ellie’s baby sweater

Last year I was doing a bunch of knitting in anticipation of Ellie’s arrival.  This sweater is one of the crowning achievements–a Debbie Bliss sweater from a cotton yarn (that I’d purchased a bunch of with the intent of knitting Will a sweater that I ended up chickening out of).  After I finished this, it […]

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