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I just cast off the very last stitch on the Auburn Camp Shirt!!! All of the seaming is done, but I need to put on the buttons and weave in a few of the very last strands. It’s been a year and four months in the making, but it is done!

I plan to post a very special picture of it in two weeks. I’m going to be without reliable internet until then. See you on the flip side!

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So what was the secret birthday present I was crocheting? A Conan O’Brien doll! There’s definitely art involved with amigurumi. I think the original that the pattern designer made is a little cuter than mine, but the pattern was wonderfully detailed. Little Conan went on a ride with me to pick out his eyes. Then he was seated into a gift bag to go meet Stephanie, who’s promised to take him to see real-life Conan on his upcoming comedy tour.

This pattern made me laugh as soon as I saw it. The beard and coat are both removable. I couldn’t find a good flesh-colored yarn, so this Conan is extra albino-ish. All the more realistic, maybe.

I’m no good at surprises. I get too excited and want to tell, so I was proud that I kept this hidden from Steph for a whole two weeks. I kept cracking up every time I imagined her seeing him.

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What did I get for my birthday? A spinning wheel!!!

Here’s Hubby putting it together:
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Here’s Hubby trying his hand at spinning:
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And here’s a very dark photo of my first yarn (from this roving in a green colorway):
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