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Letting Go

I’m moving. I’m moving to a smaller home. Everyone in the family must pare down possessions to accommodate. And that includes -gasp- my knitting stuff. Books, yarn, tools, bags, accessories…every item must be assessed and either accorded a space in … Continue reading

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In Which I Give Benedict Cumberbatch Kisses, and He Gives Me One Back

Many of you have been waiting with bated breath for my full report on the PBS Sherlock screening on May 2. Rather than tell the story over and over, I have been promising that I will blog about it and … Continue reading

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We interrupt this knitting blog for some random squealing

This blog has always been about knitting, or not knitting while wishing to knit, or doing knitting-related things. This post is not about knitting. I seldom win anything. The last time I won a contest of any kind was 1996 … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s more than just yarn

I got a gorgeous skein of yarn in the mail today. When it was offered online, it practically took my breath away. And when I read where 20% of the sales prices was going, it made me cry:    Thank … Continue reading

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When Disaster Strikes (it’s knitting; it can’t be that bad)

When last you heard from me, Dear Reader, I was happily knitting away on a mystery KAL. It turned out to be a cleverly-constructed shawl, knit from end to end with short rows and finished with a lace edging picked … Continue reading

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There once was a man from Nantucket…

… No, this blog is safe for work. But I am excited to announce that a limerick I wrote has been chosen to appear in the next edition of Sockupied, the wonderful e-magazine devoted to sock knitting from Interweave Press! … Continue reading

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A Knitter’s Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA, and I like to take this time to think about all the things for which I am grateful. The part of that I want to share with you: things I am thankful for, as a … Continue reading

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Never look gift yarn in the mouth

…or something like that. A very good friend of mine invited me to a “Yarn Riot” sale about a week before Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool. I was both working and saving my pennies for the orgy of yarn shopping I … Continue reading

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Fair Isle Fun – take 3

I think I have mentioned that I hate The Mitten.  I may be making friends with it now though.  I’m working it again (that’s mitten #3 for those keeping score), this time going up a needle size for the fair … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Comfort, Part 2

After my seemingly endless sojourn in Sockland, I just completed a shawl in five days.  This feat was aided by two 3-hour drives and about 10 hours of time spent sitting and listening to a speaker at a conference.  The … Continue reading

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