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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 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

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A journey of a thousand knits…

It's in the upper 30ºC's again here and my Reyna (same yarn, different project) is languishing with about 150 stitches left to bind off. I just don't see that happening until it cools down later this weekend. Just the thought of wool makes me sweat, let alone thinking about cradling a full shawl in my… Continue reading A journey of a thousand knits…