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ON the Runway, 2015

From couch to runway…  Well, let’s just say I have always been a private knitter.   For years I’ve knitted right here in my house, wherever it might be, in the location that was designated by the family as Holly’s knitting spot, and pretty much under the same lamp that has traveled with us from one location to […]

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Blog Debacle

Anyone following hollyknits may have noticed the many changes and directions this blog has taken lately and none of those changes has anything to do with writing a new post!  So, what is the story and why no post?

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A Guide on Gauge

I am not sure if this post ought to be called A Guide on Gauge or Gauge Guiding.  In either case, I have become a huge fan of knitting up gauges!   To the uninformed, the process of taking time to work up a gauge might seem like an unnecessary and/or optional step in working up […]

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Knitspiration

Tom Scott Bobble

Here’s the thing.  Time is sacred.  Yarn is expensive.  I need to get the biggest bang for my buck.  There is an ever increasing list of criteria my pattern choice has to have.  I have talked about them before.  High on the list is its uniqueness, followed by excitement and originality, followed by wearability on […]

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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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Knitspiration

Flirty

Is it a dress?  Is it a tunic?  Whatever it is, I love this unique little number designed by Heather Dixon.  Knitted in Blue Sky Alapacas Sport Weight, I chose a vivid orange meant to represent the color of a beautiful sunset as my plan was to have this completed by late summer.  You know, […]

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From A-symmetric to Z-ipper

Funny, when I receive a new Vogue Knitting magazine, I tend to have two emotions.  The first is, of course, excitement as anyone who follows my knitting knows that I believe VK stands well above any other publication for outstanding knitting fashion, photography, and inspiration.  The other emotion I notice is fear.  I hear myself […]

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Interviewed, 2013

I couldn’t quite wait until June!  In honor of the one year birth of this blog, please enjoy:  New WordPress format that is clean looking with lots of white space to highlight the knitting!  New header photo for a change in appearance.  A second page entitled Collection to share and give credence to a knitter’s past.  A […]

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Sub-title Finalized

I must say, when I embarked on this new endeavor to write a blog, the theme of my blog as well as the main title came immediately to me.  Philosophical in nature as well as my reality, I believe my life has exemplified appreciating what I have and making the most of every day.  There […]

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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?

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Blog’s Title

Bloom Where You Are ~ So, the title of this blog.  Let me explain.  Of course, we may all be familiar with the expression, bloom where you are planted.  I’ve always thought it meant do loving deeds no matter what the situation and circumstances.  Other interpretations may revolve around friendship or making good of a difficult […]

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