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One hundred years of people knitting

In 1915, the manager of the New York Philharmonic Society’s Concert Hall had a unique problem. There had been some unusual disturbances during performances, and to address this, he included a notice in the program. It was titled “Knitting During Performances”. After acknowledging the importance of helping the war in Europe, he wrote, “many complaints…… Continue reading One hundred years of people knitting

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Thank You for Your Patronage

Originally posted on Needlework Unlimited:
With mixed emotions, we are announcing that we will be closing our doors on December 15th. We’ve searched high and low for the next shop owner, but running a fine needlework store is a lot of hard work and unfortunately we could not find a suitable match before our deadline.…

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Let my skeins go!

(and surprisingly not, “Let go of my skeins!”) Earlier this week I dove into the yarn stash, boxed some up and sent it off to an old internet friend and a relatively new knitter. Don’t think this was easy. Even though I’m not really knitting much these days, it was an emotional hurdle to let my skeins go. Every bag…… Continue reading Let my skeins go!

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,400 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many…… Continue reading 2014 in review

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Dear U.S. Olympic Committee

Following your recent encounter with the 2+ million knitters on Ravelry and elsewhere, I imagine that you might be feeling a bit like Greg Louganis after he hit his head in the 1988 Summer Olympics diving prelims. Greg miscalculated the distance to the end of the diving board and I still remember the pain and…… Continue reading Dear U.S. Olympic Committee

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Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For?

Seems it’s been awhile since I last visited here. It’s been a rocky few months involving…well, let’s just say the dog ate my homework and leave it at that, ‘k? Meanwhile, WordPress.com sent this nifty little auto-post thingie summarizing how this blog did in 2010. I thought I’d share it with you with a few…… Continue reading Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For?

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Knitting Spam Daily, Act II

Whoa! Been a while since I’ve been here. Sorry for falling into a black hole, but that’s me all over. 😉 Almost a year ago I mentioned that I felt the signal to noise ratio of IK emails was screwed. Being anal, I finally decided to test that feeling and here are the results of…… Continue reading Knitting Spam Daily, Act II

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No Way!

Have I really ignored this blog for nearly two entire months? Yikes! So imagine my utter surprise after logging in today to discover that the Craftzine.com blog had linked to my Basic Knit Kippah as a part of their holiday DIY Gift Ideas for Guys. Woot! 🙂 By the way, if you’re already over on…… Continue reading No Way!