Just a Spot of Knitting

In these parts, it’s a beautiful time of year. The leaves are at their peak of changing color and the temperatures are cool, but very comfortable. While I  really should be tidying up our yard in preparation for the winter and knitting those mittens I keep swearing I’m going to knit, instead I’ve been hitting […]

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Coming Soon, to Needles Near Me

As I wait for my trio of hats from my Craftsy class to dry so I can tell you all about them and the wonderful class, I’ve found myself winding ALL THE YARN. OK, not all the yarn, but quite a bit. Of the next 9 days, the weather service tells me that 6 of […]

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Linden Mittens

While not exactly the same, test knitting has a lot in common with prepping to teach a knitting class. You comb through the pattern, looking for anything that might be out of place or might hang someone up. You knit through it making sure everything works the way it is supposed to and you make […]

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Get Christmas Knitting Done: Check.

I have not really taken part in the whole knitting for Christmas tradition in the past — at least not beyond little things like mug cozies or a stray hat here or there. My husband gets his skein of sock yarn with the promise that someday it will become socks, but that’s been about it. […]

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In Review: Journey

I’ve never said it in so many words, but when I write reviews here they are always on my terms. For the most part I am buying the books or yarn or fiber with my own cash, so you can have confidence that if I am telling you that I like something you can trust […]

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Welcome to the World, McMilne Shawl

As I’ve shifted the focus of my work over the past few months from teacher to writer and from part of a team to an independent, there have been loads of moments when I am reminded that I made the right choice for me & my family. There have also been some very quiet moments. […]

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