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Social Distancing #6: Crafts & Passions

My sisters and I started texting today about our various crafts we’re engaged in while in isolation. We shared photos. So I thought I’d put it out on Facebook to see what others are up to. Of course there’s A … Continue reading

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Finished Projects: Cowls, Crowns & a Cardigan

  When I travel, I like small knitting projects that squish easily into my carry-on bag and are handy for car transfers. I had some grey alpaca yarn and a pattern for a cabled cowl that I brought on a … Continue reading

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50 Things We’re Grateful For: Bloggers Unite!

My friend Dawn Quyle Landau  invited me to join in this “blog party,” where we write what we’re grateful for. The rules required we set a timer for 10 minutes and then write, and were allowed a little time for … Continue reading

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Finished Projects: Winter Knitting

I’ve been knitting up a storm the past several months. I made matching sweaters for the 4 grandsons in royal blue, navy, and green and light blue.  The eldest grand-daughter got a jumper with a cabled top.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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Fashion Passion: Scarves!

“I had 57 scarves, I got rid of 10,” My sister Madeline admitted, when we discussed the need to purge items from our wardrobes we weren’t wearing. While I haven’t counted, and don’t think I have nearly that many, I … Continue reading

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Finished Projects: Vests for All

I  love knitting vests. I work in the round until the armhole, then divide and finish each side, and only have the neckband and armbands to do– no boring sleeves to knit. Here’s a crop of recently finished projects. For … Continue reading

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Gender Equality: Where Should the Buttons Go?

With the 4th grandchild due at the end of July, I wanted to knit something for him/her to wear home from the hospital.   I selected gender-neutral light mint cotton yarn that came complete with the pattern and three little duck … Continue reading

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Spring Break Finished Projects: Shawlettes

Shawlette—a small shawl. I hadn’t heard the term until Nancy Polster, Kenyon Tennis parent mom and expert knitter enlightened me. I was searching for a quick project for my sister’s birthday. I found this pattern, called Storm Cloud Shawlette   and … Continue reading

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Stash Pile Knitting

I raided my and my mother’s stash piles for some recent knitting projects. I finished what I’m calling the butterfly sweater for my daughter-in –law. The original pattern called for a front panel that we decided we didn’t like so … Continue reading

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Embracing Emerald! Pantone’s 2013 Color!

Move over Tangerine Tango, not the book.  That’s alive and strong. The color steps from the limelight New Year’s Eve when Emerald takes over as the “it” color for 2013. Pantone crowned Emerald,  the new must-have hue, bringing back a … Continue reading

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