Author Archives: KathiS

Snow? Trip

For the past few years my husband’s Boy Scout troop has taken a trip to Mammoth Mountain for fun and to work on the Snow Sports badge.  While the snow this year was ok on the slopes, there was very … Continue reading

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Energy Boost for Knitting

On a recent Saturday, Ulli, co-owner of Abuelita’s Knitting and Needlepoint, brought in Fruit and Nut Bread.  Wow was it delicious and healthy as well.  Perfect for those days when a quick nutritious snack is needed. Ulli said this bread … Continue reading

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Delicate Hearts of Silk and Fluff

At least a few times a week I look through Ravelry patterns that are on the “hot right now” or on the “recently added” lists.  Sometimes I see something I love and sometimes I admire the work of designers I follow.  Since I write … Continue reading

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Helpful Hint: Pretty Edges

Many shawls and scarves have garter stitch borders which help to minimize rolling edges. But sometimes I want a cleaner edge that a garter border produces. One of the favorite techniques for a pretty edge is to “slip the first … Continue reading

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Life Changes Quickly …

My family came first during the last quarter of 2014 and I took a break from blogging. Just 5 days after my last post, my dear cousin’s wife passed away leaving 5 children ages 11, 10, 8, 3, and 5 … Continue reading

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The Great Pomegranate Caper

The pomegranate /ˈpɒmɨɡrænɨt/, botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5 and 8 m (16–26 ft) tall. In the Northern Hemisphere, the fruit is typically in season from September to February,[1] and in … Continue reading

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Fingerless Fun… or Frostbite on your Digits

Southern California Mittens While fingerless mitts will not keep the frostbite away if you live in the frozen north, they work well in Southern California where cold is defined as anything below 70 degrees (or 75 at my house).  A bit … Continue reading

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