Musings

A Knitter’s Keepsake

People blog for many different reasons [in the knitting world], and elsewhere.  Some to share skills or finished objects, to share advice, some to advertise newly published designs, some to state opinions, or to review knitting books.   Not that I don’t do any of those things as well but what mostly motivates me to […]

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Puppy Trainers’ Tools for Knitters

Knitting tools, you ask?  Let’s take each item.  The ceramic bowl in the background is filled with dog treats.  How else does one make one’s pet happy when one wants a bit of knitting time away from the throngs of  pet-dom? (at least, for a little while)   The beautiful biking gloves in the forefront […]

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Knitting is not a Competitive Sport, or …

I recently read a post called Knitting is NOT a Competitive Sport on my friend’s blog.  The writer was expressing her thoughts on her observations of the productivity of other knitters as compared to hers and how the internet has allowed this to be so obvious to her.  Her apparent awareness of x number of […]

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Color 25, Lot 661488 SOLD!

The saga of the dye lot has finally come to a close but not without a continuing story of twists and turns, hope and disappointment, and finally success! After returning the mix and match dye lot of Zitron Savanna and being charged a re-stocking fee, I was left with the love of a Tom Scott […]

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Yarning About Dye Lots Part 2

It appears the package of mismatched dye lots must have been received by the scandalous company as I now see a refund on my account.  Of course, there is this thing called a re-stocking fee, shipping, and who-knows-what-else so I see I have been docked $22.25.  I suppose I will take it. In the meantime, […]

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Yarning About Dye Lots

You might think purchasing yarn a simple matter.  I’ve had questions and heard comments from non-knitters that remind me that purchasing yarn is anything BUT simple.  Such questions as “So, what’s the difference between “craft” yarn versus yarn purchased at a yarn store or specialty shop?” or “Why do you order online?  Can’t you find […]

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From Purchase to Production

Your blogpost on inspiration says a lot to me. Of course, “immediate excitement” seems to trump everything for me, which is why certain wips (works in progress) get laid aside when they reach the “dutiful slog” stage. This above statement reveals even more to ponder when choosing one’s next knitting  project.  This anonymous reader of […]

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Thank you, Dad

What does a Conestoga wagon, seen here along a camp lodge, a sundial that faced a drop-off and pick-up parking lot, an observatory on a hill, complete with moving dome that housed a telescope allowing viewing the solar system from the inside, and an automatic watering system of a once spectacular, white barn that serviced […]

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