Monthly Archives: July 2012

Another knitting song!

Originally posted on The Savoy Ballroom:
Finally it is here, our debut video for The Knitters Curse. Watch it, share it and let us know what you think! Chris

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Knitters & Password Protection

I received this very funny message that may have gone viral already.  🙂  If not, here it is for you.  (Please note that the email I received (7/19/12) – or at least its pictures – originated from as noted at the bottom … Continue reading

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Quotations for Lovers of Literature & Fiber Arts

For those of us who long ago lost the battle against fiber craft obsession 🙂 , some phrases and words will always speak to us more loudly than they will to others.  It could range from watching the old movie and … Continue reading

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Give Possum a Try and Knit for New Zealand!

I think most people living in the U.S. would agree, the possum is not an animal that springs to mind when they think of a source for either fiber or food. (Pic source) I have seen many a possum in … Continue reading

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Phrases and Acronyms Appropos for Fiber Craft Lovers

Today my friend Summer and I visited two yarn stores in Elk Grove, California:  Anna’s Yarn Shoppe and Knitique. Both stores had friendly owners who, if needed, were ready to answer questions, make suggestions, or help.  Both stores carried excellent yarns, … Continue reading

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Anonymous Was a Woman

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)wrote: “Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” Woolf’s phrase comes to mind every time I re-read Piecework or … Continue reading

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Addendum to Yesterday’s Post: Yankee Doodle

So whence comes the term “Yankee” … ? That’s a bit murky. (Picture source) The Online Etymology Dictionary roots “Yankee” in 1683 as “a name applied disparagingly by Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam (New York) to English colonists in neighboring … Continue reading

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