Monthly Archives: December 2014

An Explosion of Small Project Knitting

I, like so many knitaholics, knit year round.  When the mercury rises in the middle of the summer, I start to knit accessories (and a few sweaters that I can knit quickly) slated for autumn and winter family birthdays and as … Continue reading

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After completely rewriting the wandering, highly unnecessarily chatty twenty-five (25!) page “Wonderful Wallaby” pattern into a one (1) page Neo-Norsk pattern, I must have felt I needed more challenges.  Testing both the pattern and my rewrite, I knit three wool sweaters … Continue reading

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Another Useful “Womanly Art”

Starting as soon as I could walk (late 1950s), my mother impressed on me that there were “womanly arts” every “nice” lady needed to know.  Thus I took music and dance lessons from tutors while my mother instructed me on … Continue reading

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McMorran & Mystery Yarns

A common problem frequently faced by yarnaholics is picking through our extensive stash and finding skeins, hanks, cones or balls of yarn that have no label.  How many yards do we have to work with?  Do we have enough to … Continue reading

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