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So long 2020! Make sure the door hits you on your way out!

If this hasn't been the daftest year on record in my lifetime, I don't know what is and hope never to know! Since I'm a year closer to my 8th decade, there's a small-ish chance of that happening. Tfu! Tfu! Tfu! Knit-wise, another big media outlet extolled the benefits of knitting. This time, it's the… Continue reading So long 2020! Make sure the door hits you on your way out!

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So how’s your holiday knitting going?

Many years ago, sometime around mid-April, it occurred to me that life was stressful enough without the added stress of thinking about holiday gifts. Since then, nature took its course and the holidays just kept getting closer. Such cheek! If you're like me, you've probably spent most every Blursday doing anything but knitting holiday gifts… Continue reading So how’s your holiday knitting going?

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Medieval Spinning in Acre

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCDZumegqtC/?igshid=1atzf0qv6iyzm I find this fascinating, but I can't really say whether this is an accurate representation of what's going on. The distaff is super thin and I can't discern a whorl on the spindle. Can anyone fill in the missing blanks or do we say "artist's representation"? Old Acre/Akko is a well preserved Crusader/Ottoman city… Continue reading Medieval Spinning in Acre