Category Archives: Knitting

Hello? Is Anybody Out There?

I like Amazon .com; it is my go-to shop for all my downloads.  They have my records and they allow me that “one-click” type of shopping I so love.  The exception here is my craft books.  Those I want in … Continue reading

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364 Days Left Till Halloween

Halloween exceeded my expectations. The trick-or-treaters were all adorable – even the obstreperous teenagers – and we had over 130 kids come by, which is about average. The magic trick boxes were a huge hit (I unloaded 50 of them), … Continue reading

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What If They Disappeared?

I live in a town near a city that’s big enough to have a football team.  We have a Triple A baseball team, a zoo, several event venues, a convention center, hundreds of restaurants, and a humongous ocean at our … Continue reading

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Can’t Think of a Name for This Post!

I have a collection of antique needlework samplers, if you consider two a collection, and both were given to me by my mother.  The one pictured is from 1838, and I believe the other is even earlier.  An 8-year-old named … Continue reading

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Knitting Idea: Teapot Yarn Holder

A friend and I were discussing items that we could make and market that accessorize the burgeoning business of knitting.  Because of her background in ceramics she suggested a pot, something heavy, stable and secure, with a hole in the … Continue reading

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(K)nit Picking: A New Knitter’s Frustration

Trying not to forget any of what I’ve learned lately, I’m taking on small projects to reaffirm some skills and teach myself new ones. The latest task is a washcloth shaped like a leaf.  The directions took a circuitous route … Continue reading

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Entrelac Knitting: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It.

Rosemary Drysdale wrote a book about Entrelac knitting and the cover is almost edible.  The photographs are enticing, and the book is packed with projects that will keep you up at night with inspiration.  But I spent several hours over … Continue reading

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