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Yak Yak Yak and a Knit Hat for Christmas

The yak (Bos grunniens and Bos mutus) is a long-haired bovid found throughout the Himalaya region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. Most yaks are domesticated Bos grunniens. There is also … 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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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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Picking Up and Knitting-On

Finishing My Silk Scarf Beachy colors, sand and blue, keep popping in my head to remind me of this summer’s trips to San Onofre where I watched my middle daughter surf. My new design and the creamy yarn  remind me … Continue reading

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Crocheting must be like riding a bike…

I remembered how to crochet!! While I learned to knit and crochet as a I child, I starting knitting regularly about 10 years ago.  As a child/teenager I crocheted more than I knit.  My Christmas Ornament boxes in the garage … Continue reading

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August Helpful Hint: Embroidery

A little Helpful Hint I wrote for the Abuelita’s Knitting and Needlepoint August Newsletter. The above cardigan is Little Kina, an (American Girl) doll sized version of Kina – by Muriela. Kina is a simple top down cardigan pattern and … Continue reading

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Lunch Time Knitting…. or Ripping

Taking It Out at Lunch rather than Take Out at Lunch My “as yet unnamed lace scarf” pattern was humming along.  Although the pattern is 20 rows, I almost had it memorized.  Almost, because I obviously I don’t and I … Continue reading

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