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Beware of Heirlooms

Advice for a new knitter:
When choosing a pattern, look for ones that have words such as “simple,” “basic,” and “easy.”
If you see the words “intriguing,” “challenging,” or “intricate,” look elsewhere. 55 more words


If you're stuck on a project...

It’s okay to be stuck on a project. Move on to something else, appreciate that WIP for what it is, and eventually you’ll find yourself getting un-stuck! 11 more words


Different City, Same Mouse

Last weekend, I attended the Knitting in the Heartland conference as a birthday gift for Querido, for whom I may need to knit another sweater after all the fiber I’ve bought.  957 more words


The Yarn Harlot Speaks

Have you ever had an experience that was so fantastic, so true and honest, that it speaks to you right at your core? That it leaves you feeling high afterward? 758 more words


The Yarn Harlot Commands

Well, that was an unintentional break from blogging I took this week! I’d been enjoying my habit of almost-every day, but Monday and Tuesday I fell into revising my novel. 506 more words


Knitting Socks - with a little help from experts 

This post started with Steve bringing me a bowl of beanie weanies for Sunday night supper.

I looked at the color of the bowl, the sock I was knitting, and the teal of my new robe from Christmas. 220 more words


January Challenge

A friend recently told me about a knitting challenge sponsored by the Canadian War Museum.

“The Canadian Red Cross estimates that 750,000 volunteers knit 50 million articles during the Second World War.

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