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When Worlds Collide

JJF_130921_0420-2When 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!

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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!?) #3 Lots of Yarnaholics leaving confessions… Continue reading 18 Important Life Lessons To Learn From Knitting

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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

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Since not a few knitters are also geeks, I wonder why it took so long for Silicon Valley to hop on the trend. While it doesn’t look like any of these cool looking socks are hand knit, it can’t be much longer before “ninja socks” are the latest thing in knitting. Oh wait!

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WIPs Rule

Thanks to everyone to took the poll. While the WIPs ruled, I am really having difficulty loving this project. Really difficult. Rip back #3 occurred after binding off the top of the mitt and coming back to the thumb opening and going, “Feh! What is going on here?” The instructions call to cast on 5… Continue reading WIPs Rule

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WIP or RIP-You Decide

This past month has been a mad house for fingerless mitts. First off, a pair of k1 wristlets (sadly, still without photos) for a Texan twitter friend who was suffering cold hands in her office. Then a second pair of wristlets for me (see above) from a wonderful, natural, full-lanolin stash yarn to replace the… Continue reading WIP or RIP-You Decide