Category Archives: knitting

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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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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Bling Bling – Finished Object

Photo Finish Just a quick picture of my Art Yarns Scarf.  Originally it was going to be a gift – but I love it so will be keeping it.  Not only is it beautiful, the yarn is super soft.  This … Continue reading

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Happiness at Noon

“If one thinks that one is happy, that is enough to be happy.” – Madame de la Fayette Last night I had a few friends over to knit and I worked on my A Hap for Kathi.  I’m using Knitted Wit … Continue reading

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Marking My Place

“You only live knit once (unless you make a mistake and have to do it over and over…) , but if you do it right, once is enough .” ― Mae West (adjusted by Kathi) Recently I wrote an article … Continue reading

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Junction Creek Spa Resort – $22 a night

Girls’ Campout and Knitting Sessions After dropping my son off for his backpacking trip I had 4 days to vacation in the Durango before Parent Orientation at Fort Lewis College – (my husband was in NY for business and flew to … Continue reading

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