Musings

Queen of Hearts

If this post is looking a bit familiar to some of you, well, let’s just say I am revisiting it.  After all, is that not what great writers do? A few weeks ago, there was a post on the Freshly Pressed dashboard called The Limitations of Like that is remaining in my thoughts.  Of course, the […]

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Musings

Cuts of Me(at)

I’d hate to tell you how many times my hubby has pulled me aside to teach me the different parts or cuts of meat.  Tenderloin, round, cutlet, sirloin, frankly it is all greek to me.  At the dinner table, at the grocery store, he has pointed, explained, and clarified the why, the when, and the […]

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Musings

Nostalgia notes

I will admit my last post suggested some foreshadowing regarding gauge and piecing fabric as I am now finishing such a project. I am talking about Shiri Mor’s Botanica Medallion cardigan as seen in Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2009,  worked in Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed, an organically grown cotton in this marvelous grey color.  The quality […]

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Technique

Gauge Your Confidence, Take Control

Did you ever hear, “Oh, Yes!  I drive but I only make right turns!”  or “Sure, I have my license but do not drive on the thruway.” I see it in teaching.  Oh, Yes!  I teach this method, or I have always taught those units.  When I hear these things I ask myself, who is […]

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Musings

Fashion Quiz

Directions:  Multiple Choice.  You are to choose:  likeness or not.   Senerio:  I recently knitted this adorable (well, I think) fawncho (poncho) and any completion of a project is always followed by a photo shoot.  And, it seems to be at the site of the photo shoot when my hubby becomes familiar with the new […]

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Musings

Knitting Parallels Writing

I read an article in the Washington Post entitled Olympic Knitting by Ruth Marcus.  I couldn’t wait to read it!   She compares the two by saying how both conjure something out of virtually nothing – the blank page, a ball of yarn.  “Yup”, I am thinking.  Both processes are mined with frustration:  the column simply wasn’t […]

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