Monthly Archives: April 2013

Holding the Attention of My Impatient Knitter

In my last post, I described the first part of my approach to capturing the interest of my impatient granddaughter F whom I hope will succumb to the knitting bug.  The second approach is through books. As a bookish child … Continue reading

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Grabbing the Interest of the Impatient Knitter

Before my daughter started school she would sit on my lap while I knit, her hands resting on my lap.  “Look!  I’m knitting,” she would happily exclaim.  Soon she morphed into putting her hands under my hands.  “Look!  I’m knitting … Continue reading

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Grandmothers & Academic Study

For many of us, our love of fiber arts has been passed down through generations.  In particular, it seems, our grandmothers have sparked, encouraged and/or nourished our interest. The picture to the right is of my grandmother and mother (circa … Continue reading

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How NOT to Write Instructions

The picture to the right shows a portion of the instructions for a knitting pattern.  This is how it reads: Wow.  What a mouthful.  It is a run on sentence, and, as is, leaves a lot of room for error … Continue reading

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A Splash & Shine of Color

Still on the hunt for the fiber for the wrap for the mother-of-the-bride ensemble, my friend Naomi, my granddaughter F and I made a trip to Babetta’s Yarn Cafe – a wonderfully stocked and staffed LYS in Fair Oaks, California. I … Continue reading

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