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Music, knits, food, yarn: a quick Seattle trip

I made a quick trip to Seattle at the beginning of the week to meet up with the Piano Babes. We met (mostly) in 2000 at Sonata Piano Camp, and have been friends ever since. 324 more words

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"What's That You're Doing?"

As I learned to knit from my Norwegian mother and grandmother, I knit (and purl) in the Continental style (Wikipedia pic source).

Many times knitting quietly in a public place (e.g., park or coffee shop), in the U.S., someone comes up to me and asks what I’m doing.  208 more words

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Blendoku - a great game for Fair Isle fanatics

What’s Blendoku?  It’s an intriguing free app that sharpens your color management skills.  Should disaster strike and you find yourself without your knitting ( 59 more words

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Norwegian knits

For my birthday last year I was presented with a Norwegian knitting book by my boyfriend. He kept dropping hints about how cool this jumper was, so after agreeing to knit it for him I realised that actually the body of this jumper was knit in the round and the sleeve holes are cut after you’ve knit the whole thing.  125 more words

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The Reductionist Pattern

In my previous post I shared a form of pattern writing that I have not seen much in the last couple of decades. In email conversations about this style, blogger… 714 more words

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A Closeup Look at an Old Norwegian Pattern

While I first learned to knit at age 5 or so, I was never given a pattern to follow. The knitters in my family were Norwegian women either living on farms or only one generation off the farm. 446 more words

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Grandmothers & Academic Study

For many of us, our love of fiber arts has been passed down through generations.  In particular, it seems, our grandmothers have sparked, encouraged and/or nourished our interest. 546 more words

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