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October and November Got Away

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My review of October’s posts never got written, so this is for October and November. It’s been an intense couple of months, between bereavement and swine flu and the aftermath of our extension works. (Yes, still ongoing, thank you. Why, only this week I have been doing the familiar round of “Where in the Seven Hairy Hells are the Bloody Builders?” phone calls each morning, for we are going through the arcane and operatic process known as “snagging”.)
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Remember September?

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Another month gone! I can’t believe it.

In fact, I don’t believe it. Here at String Revolution, I’m pretty sure it’s still Mayish. But since lots of people seem to be under the impression that 2009 is 75% over, I suppose we’ll be polite and row in behind that gentle fiction.

This here blog

I kicked off the month’s posting with an August update, then channelled my 9-year-old self in what turned out to be my most popular post ever – at least, it’s had the most comments. (Yay readers! You are great!) I then wrote a review of that book I’m not obsessed with, Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years, slipped in a little Sunday Stash post (mmm … alpaca yarn), and revealed some Very Secret Mysteries about making clothes. By special request, I revived an old post about winding wool, and finished up the month with the post I’m possibly proudest of so far, Craft, Compulsion, Privilege, Pay (now with free bonus discussion of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s politics in the comments!).
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August Update

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At the end of July I posted a quick round-up of what I’d done on the blog so far. It struck me as a nice idea to do one every month, so here’s August’s.

August was … tricky. Listen. If anyone ever says to you, “I know! Why not extend your house while living in it?”, poke them in the eye and run away. Most of the filthy work was complete by the time August rolled around (although sneakily not quite all of it), but that left the unspeakably gargantuan task of getting the place back to some semblance of normality in time for (a) houseguests (yay lovely houseguests!), (b) the Oyster’s fifth birthday festivities (FIVE!), and (c) Niall’s thirty-fifth birthday festivities (yay Niall!).

Cue day after day, night after night, of unpacking, furniture-moving, cleaning, stashing, ditching, stressing. So, not much time for blogging, then, as you’ll have noticed. I’m sorry, little blog. I truly meant to take better care of you, but there simply weren’t even the slivers of time I’d counted on.
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The Story So Far

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It’s 31 July – the end of my first full month of blogging here – so tonight I’m writing a little round-up of what it’s been like. I may institute this as a regular thing. We’ll see.

Baker’s Dozen

I’ve written twelve posts so far; this is number thirteen.

Starting with a personal ad seeking readers, I followed up with a recycled post about a hat, then wrote about some cushion covers I made for my mother-in-law.

Next came the genesis of the purple thing (which is creeping back towards the 49-row point again – rejoice and be glad), a triumphant FO post about the Oyster’s new jumper, and a post revealing where I found the phrase “string revolution”.
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