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I've been sort of waiting to write a blog post. First, there was all the lead-up to Thanksgiving. By the way, every year, us "girls" take a picture in pretty much the same formation. Although it is a little strange... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at knit and tonic
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That's what W. C. Fields said a long time ago. I guess, in theory, he could have been right. I mean, animals and children are unpredictable. But adults aren't half as cute and adults can be mean. So can dogs.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at knit and tonic
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It's no wonder that I like Cirilia Rose's book so much. First, just look at the sweater on that cover! It's a gorgeous shade, one to which I normally gravitate. But beyond her color choices and palette, this is such... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at knit and tonic
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What I want to know is where the time goes. I remember when I could hardly wait for her to learn how to walk or even to sit up. Now she's weaving and wearing that dang cap that I knit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I don't care how much of a stash I have, there is never, and I mean never, the "right" stuff in my stash when I have either a special request from a knitworthy person or a sudden knitterly inspiration. Never.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Hey friends! If any of you are on Craftsy or want to try it, I created a knit-along for Craftsy and it has just gone live! Since it was a mystery up until now, I couldn't show you the final... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at knit and tonic
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There's something about being a parent that makes you sorta wish that your child takes after you, looks like you, has your best qualities and likes to do the same things that you like to do. Girlfriend can't stand knitting.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at knit and tonic
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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 Sep 19, 2014 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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