Eyelet Scarf Pattern

I need help with a translation from (what I think is) Dutch or Danish, to English. I’m not asking for someone to write a translation for me, although that would be terrific and I’d owe you a big one. I’ve tried Google Translation and it doesn’t work. Has anyone used an online translation service or […]

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Cats and Works in Progress

I cannot find fault with cats who love wool. Still, I sometimes get frustrated by a certain cat in my life who loves to either lay on my knitting WHILE I’m knitting, climb into one of several knitting baskets I have around my home, or play with my knitting. I share the love and set […]

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Knitted Felted Slippers Finished and In Progress

Today is a perfect weekend day. It’s not just rainy, but blustery, with moments of almost-sunshine alternating with torrential downpour. I’m wearing my new turquoise knitted felted slippers while I knit a different felted knitted slipper for the man of the house. I’m eating a warmed-up leftover pork tamale with homemade taco sauce, while reading All The Light We […]

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Dishcloths and Frogging

You know you’re OCD when you’re knitting a dishcloth and you frog it 3 times. I mean really, a dishcloth? Who cares? Apparently, I do. But I finally got it right and it’s almost done. I just need to learn to read (and comprehend what I’m reading.) At any rate, if you’re like me and […]

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Knitting Our Way Towards Revolution

I’m in the mood for redefining this blog. Why do I want to write about knitting? Why is sharing free knitting patterns important? Why do I knit? Can knitting be revolutionary, and does it need to be? According to Chris Hedges [http://americablog.com/2013/12/hedges-pre-revolutionary-society-extremely-dangerous.html], change needs to happen. How? “It’s going to come off the ground, it’s […]

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If they ever make Needles and Artifice into a movie

For those of you who haven’t heard, Needles and Artifice is a book by The Ladies of Mischief. It’s an adventurous knitting story laced with Victorian/steampunk knitting patterns. I think the book should be adapted into a screenplay featuring Christopher Walken. He’s a natural. A bit more about the book: the patterns are influenced by punk but […]

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240 Days until Christmas

It’s never too early – plan ahead because, trust me, no one wants a Christmas sweater like the one pictured above. No one. Ok, maybe to wear to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party and be in the running for 1st prize. Then all your hard work will be burned or sent to a thrift store. […]

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Busting down the stash

There’s nothing like knitting with super bulky yarn on big needles to make that stash fly off the shelves. A skein of super bulky takes up a lot of real estate, but it knits up oh so fast. I’m knitting a throw rug for the foot of the bed in the master bedroom. I cast […]

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