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Lixie Makes It is written and created by Lixie herself, aka Alex Byrne. I am a UK born and bred crafter with a special love of quilting, knitting and sewing. I have taught a variety of workshops in the UK, Tokyo and in San Francisco and have in the past produced the 'Lixie Knits It' podcast and the 'Proud to be Crafty' zine. Since 2015 I have been living in San Francisco where I am making the most of the Art and Craft scene. If I’m awake I am generally thinking about something crafty.


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Shawl Disaster

I thought I had done so well. Over four weeks I had knitted the Gail/Nightsongs Shawl and was in plenty of time to block it before Nic's wedding. I cast off with joy in my heart and spread it out on the bed to find this. Some of you may be thinking, "Hmmm, why has Lixie taken a photo of it upside down?" But no. That's the right way up. Blocking! I thought. BLOCKING. A good block can solve most things. Maybe. Then I looked closer. Strange how there were those bumps between the middle leaves down the centre line. In the pictures the centre had spread out nicely. I took another look. Strange how those edge leaves were spreading out nicely and not looking like a robust edging. ... ... ... I had actually knitted the shawl with the edge in the middle and the middle on the edge. I'd knitted the entire shawl - four weeks knitting - like that. .... .... No amount of blocking was going to solve this one. I've frogged the bugger. I have thought

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Lolcat addict

I think I am finding new addictions to distract me from my ridiculous wedding. Lolcats are definitely a new one and am part of the lolcat group on ravelry. Someone posted this quiz: My score on The Which Lolcat Are You? Test : Sad Cookie Cat (51% Affectionate, 36% Excitable, 57% Hungry) You are the classic Shakespearian tragedy of the lolcat universe. The sad story of a baking a cookie, succumbing to gluttony, and in turn consuming the very cookie that was to be offered. Bad grammar ensues. To see all possible results, checka &dis. Link : The Which Lolcat Are You? Test ( OkCupid Free Online Dating ) I was just at our trustee lunch and a guy I used to know pretty well and who I always enjoy catching up with bustled over to me... "CONGRATULATIONS!" he says. "Oh thanks" say I, thinking he's heard about the wedding "So how are you enjoying your pregnancy?" he says "I am not pregnant and I am going to stamp on your