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Knitters and Cats

The best reason for a knitter to marry is that you can’t teach the cat to be impressed when you finish a lace scarf.
Despite our diversity, the tendency to be accompanied by a cat is an oddity among knitters that cannot be explained. 13 more words



“…the number one reason knitters knit is because they are so smart that they need knitting to make boring things interesting. Knitters are so compellingly clever that they simply can’t tolerate boredom.

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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off

The sub-title of this book is “The Yarn Harlot’s Guide to the Land of Knitting”. The theme of 2007 book of essays is as you’ve guessed – traveling to the land of knitting and all that it entails along the way. 183 more words

Essays - Knit & Crochet

One advantage knitting has over video games: I don’t lose all my progress if I forget to press the “save” button!

-Yarn Harlot


Madrona-ing, Part V b: Have you met my friend Mawata?

Mawata Jones?
No, not Mawata Jones, Mawata McPhail…

(Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.)

So, after Stephanie changed my worldview in one paragraph, she proceeded to not only teach us how knit with mawata, but how to make them. 606 more words


Madrona-ing, Part V a: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee teaches All About Mawata

In February, 2011, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee wrote two blog posts about a pair of mittens that immediately filled me with lust.

She created them by separating one silk hankie at a time from its pack, stretching it out to approximately the same density as worsted weight yarn—and proceeding to knit with it. 631 more words


2015 Crochet

New Website, New Blog, New Crochet!

In the last couple of years, I’ve really learned a lot in crochet, yarn, needles, and accessories. I also got to teach a few people how to crochet, I hope they continue this comforting hobby. 283 more words