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Can't hold it back anymore! Yes, I'm quoting the immortal lyrics of Frozen's catchiest song (if you haven't seen it, it's actually really good, so long as you don't think too much about how Elsa's powers of freezing can strangely transmute clothing), but it's also my n...

I know what I like knitting best: it's crocheted dishcloths.  What, they don't count? They use yarn, they're super fast, none of them call for "cast on 162 stitches," and you can finish one in an hour or so.  The fact that it's not actually knitting should be irre...

April 16, 2020

So in 50 Shades of Grey (not that I've read it or seen it) apparently there's one of those relationships where one person is rather controlling and the other person submits.  Which is really like most relationships, except that in this case the submitting person seems...

I'm a relatively old person, so I can remember, long, long ago, as far away as February, we used to gather in groups. The border was open, we'd travel long distances to be together, we'd even knit at the same table. I once met a lady who let me touch her spinning wheel...

January 30, 2020

Wow, I must be gaining maturity or something. I spent months on a project—and quite a bit of money—and it's pretty much a write-off and total disaster, and I'm fine. No tears, no hysterics, no throwing things (I've never been much of a thrower—once in 1982, and never s...

December 23, 2019

Spoiler alert: pretty much all the great achievements are going to be mine. If you feel you ought to have won one of them, let me know, and I'll consider you for next year's award ceremony!

Largest Overestimation of Cast-On Stitches for a Sweater: and the winner is ......

October 30, 2019

Ah, seams. How we loathe them! (I know, I know, amongst you there's bound to be someone who loves to seam. I have a friend who loves to untangle tangled skeins, and another friend who, get this, knits for charity, so clearly some people will enjoy anything.)  Still, on...

October 16, 2019

You might think I haven't written much lately, and you'd be wrong! I wrote an entire script for a musical, hence I had less time to update my blog. But, as luck would have it, the musical has inspired this latest post.

We're doing the Cinderella story, calling it The Sh...

September 16, 2019

It's over!

For those of you who have been following me for a while, you'll remember the billion dollar blankie. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a quick "previously on UncleStashley.com" ...

  1. Bought the world's most expensive yarn in order to knit a bl...

August 23, 2019

I'm the last person who should be blogging about socks. Mind you, I've bought plenty of them, and I wear them every day (I won't wear socks with sandals, but since I won't wear sandals it's not really an issue), I launder them (or at least put them in the laundry hampe...

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