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Queued

Suddenly I find myself in the strange position of not having anything currently on the needles. ♥♥♥ Well, that's not entirely true. There are 2 *very old* WIPs that I am not certain I will ever get back to: I really don't know why this is. Seems neither of these projects speaks to me any… Continue reading Queued

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Anne Complete

With barely a donut-sized skein of Azteca leftover, and having knit only 8 sts for the edging, the Anne Shoulder Scarf is done! Things I learned along the way: Pick up that extra ball of yarn when you buy the yarn, especially if you buy it abroad. (Filed under: things I once knew but have… Continue reading Anne Complete

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Anne Interrupted

Now that my run of mitten and gift knitting (and tidying and dusting) is behind me, I want to get back to working on this before the weather is too warm to wear it. Since it hit 27C on Thursday it may already be too late, but we are in that period of the year… Continue reading Anne Interrupted

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When Worlds Collide

When two or more of my online/offline worlds collide in unexpected ways, it gives me a pleasant shock. The latest involves Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed on the Wacom community blog. Go read! Embracing Digital Tools in Traditional Arts Leads to Thriving Design Business

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18 Important Life Lessons To Learn From Knitting

What a nice change to see something like this buzzfeed piece instead of yet another getting down on knitters and knitting piece like mashable ran a few weeks back. (Ravelry is a "bizarre social network" right up with there with "My Free Implants?" What is this I don't know even!?) Lots of Yarnaholics leaving confessions in… Continue reading 18 Important Life Lessons To Learn From Knitting

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NaKniSweMo

November is just around the corner and while writers are sharpening their pens for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), knitters around the globe are gearing up for the knitting equivalent, National Sweater Knitting Month. The weather here in Israel is being very cooperative. Daytime temps are now in the 25C range, with cooler mornings and evenings,… Continue reading NaKniSweMo

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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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Teh Sockmonkeh Coffee Cozy

Hands down this fun little piece of knitting has caused more cries of "Squee!" among my knitting and non-knitting friends, coffee shop baristas and waiters than anything else I've knit. Everyone wants George keeping their coffee warm! I've knit about a dozen or so Georges for friends and family (and even family of friends) since the first one… Continue reading Teh Sockmonkeh Coffee Cozy