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There is always a lot of yarn in this house. There has always been a lot of yarn in this house, come to think of it. When I wasn't knitting--I really didn't start until about 2002--I was crocheting. I know... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knit and tonic
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I can't tell you how happy I am to have readers like you. Almost every, single lot of yarn has been snapped up. I've saved four lots for last. There may be a fire sale at the end for a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I have to tell you: I have had so many kind messages about this de-stash I've been doing for Nancy. At first, I was so overwhelmed by all the yarn and all the emotions Nancy felt or told me about.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I have several more lots to sell for Nancy. I have saved the fuzzier stuff for this time of year since the weather is cooling and mohair and wool and silk will sound and feel more palatable, if you get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Okay. It's that time again! I'm ready to part with more of Fancy Nancy's stash! (Or, more well put: My schedule is open so I can spend some time at the post office.) Just like in the past, here are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at knit and tonic
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When people knit in a group it's almost as if our mouths open and things come out that should or should not come out. I often wonder why, especially when I teach small classes, that we end up learning so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I have a family member who will buy purses that cost her in excess of $1,500 yet can't bring herself to spend more than a few dollars on other things that I would consider more important like shoes or well-made... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I was given some great advice back in my corporate days. It was this: "Never complain; never explain." So I'll start out by saying that "it's not you; it's me," instead. I know I've been gone for awhile. Thing is,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I started a tutorial a couple of weeks ago but due to some technical difficulties with my blog host and elapsed time, I've put it all together in one post for you. Using a stitch dictionary and especially one that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at knit and tonic
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One thing I love about stitch dictionaries is that you can take a stitch pattern and use it as inspiration for adding it to an otherwise plain garment or to use the stitch pattern as an allover motif on something... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at knit and tonic
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The day has come. Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary is officially released! I am so excited. One thing that I discovered when I talked to people about this book is that, for some, it took a few moments for the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Thanks for all your support for Fancy Nancy's De-Stash. I spoke to her yesterday and she is overwhelmed that I have been able to send her yarn to people who will knit or crochet (or yarn bomb) with it. I... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Here is the third installment of the Fancy Nancy Destash. Not everything has sold, so scroll to other destash posts to see what is still available. As a reminder, this is how it works: I will post pictures with a... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at knit and tonic
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The De-stash continues! The lots of yarn are moving even more quickly than I thought. For details on how the Fancy Nancy De-stash works, see this post. You might also browse through it to see if there is any yarn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at knit and tonic
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There is a TON of yarn that needs to go. Most of it is discontinued so you may come upon some yarn that you wish you had bought. I am going to post the de-stash in bits and pieces to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at knit and tonic
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How you look from behind? I never wondered how I looked from behind. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I noticed when HWWV took this picture that I have a cow lick on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Things that I have been doing/done in the last two weeks: I took Lisa Congdon's class at Creativebug focusing on line drawing. I'm a drawing fool. I highly recommend taking her four-week class. If you subscribe to Creativebug (I think... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Rest in peace. You were the best dog ever. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Every once in a while, you happen upon a project or pattern or design and something about it just speaks to you. It might have something to do with how much fun it was to knit, or it might be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Just to break up the monotony of knitting a tiny sweater for a 4-lb country singer of a dog, I thought I'd post a picture of a new pattern that you all know about but hasn't, until now, been photographed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at knit and tonic
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As you've seen in Part 1 of the series, LoL-Retta Gets a New Sweater, cutting a color-work tube with a steek is completely and totally drama free. You'll note that Chuck didn't budge when the scissors went through the steek,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I was sitting there stitching balls with a buddy of mine a couple weeks ago and we started talking knitting. I said Loretta was one dog who really needs a sweater now and then and that I thought a new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I think knitters are the ones who invented the selfie. Thank goodness no one knows. I tell you what: It's impossible to take a picture of a newly knit hat when you're alone and without a remote. I have a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Well, I haven't actually been on my butt--in the sense of being on one's butt that is. Because, unless you have one of those desks you stand at or walk under (treadmill, ha ha), one has to sort of be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at knit and tonic
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When my grandmother was not as old as she is now (she's nearly 100), but when she was probably a little older than I am, perhaps in her early 60's, she'd forget something and I'd remind her of whatever and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at knit and tonic
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