Ten Reasons for Knitters to be Happy

I woke up cranky this morning. I’m not sure why, maybe because we paid our taxes over the weekend, or maybe because the Hubbs got called out of town unexpectedly, throwing a monkey wrench into my Sunday plans. Usually I’m not that perturbed by his absence, he travels a lot for work so I’m used […]

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knotty knitting

Back when I was still living in Chicago and working full-time, I would spend most of my lunch hours in the lobby of the 900 North Michigan building, eating a packed lunch and knitting. As I sat there one day, a woman approached me and asked if I was good at untangling jewelry. I looked […]

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Stripes

It’s the first day of April and, although I’m not a sailor, I am waxing poetic about all things nautical. Chiaki Hayashi’s “March Nautical Hat” Josee Paquin’s “Robin” “Vienna” by ViennaJoyRunner © ViennaJoyRunner Alexandra Tinsley’s  “Northern Line” © Alexandra Tinsley Anne B Hanssen’s “Cardamom” La Maison Rililie’s “Bisontine Mittens” The knit Cafe Toronto’s “French Nautical […]

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Crochet Crush

I haven’t written specifically about crochet lately which is odd since I seem to have some sort of crochet obsession going on. I’m not sure if it’s the crochet I’m crushing on though or all of the crochet videos I’ve been watching. This started a while back when I bought an Interweave video download on […]

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Re-hash

It used to be that I would cast on for a project, work it through, like it or dislike it and move on but, these days,  it seems no matter what I’m working on I will have to do it more than once. It’s not a question of getting it “perfect” just of getting it […]

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Command Performance Knitting

My BFF has been asking me forever to knit her an “Irish” sweater, one like she had back in college when she was just a “wee lass”. Or she would like a plain black pullover with maybe some cables in it. She’s probably not getting either one. It’s not that I don’t want to knit […]

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Reading unraveled

  I once started reading a book by Julian Barnes called “England, England” which I put down about half-way through. Unusual for me, since I rarely put down an unfinished book, unfinished sweater , or an unfinished sandwich. I like things to have a beginning a middle and, most importantly, an end. I love the beginning of a book […]

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March: In like a Lion…

“Alluvium” is finished just in time for the first day of spring. I live in the mid-west so I know better than to assume I’ll be having an actual spring. It will be like always: mostly winter until around May first then two weeks of spring before we plunge headlong into summer’s heat. So please […]

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Gag, gag, gag me with a spoon

I met a woman recently who claimed she didn’t like Ravelry because she felt the people weren’t “serious” knitters. “Hmmmmm” I thought, “what is a serious knitter?” and, more importantly, “how serious does one need to be about knitting?” I’m not above the off-hand gag or prank. I once knitted a set of “bacon and […]

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cables uncrossed

The old adage that a woman will eventually turn into her mother is coming true for me. Not , necessarily, a bad thing. My mom’s pretty cool, as mothers go. My current cardigan project has thrown this likeness into stark relief. The first time my mom came to visit after the Hubbs and I got […]

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