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Major Knitter
Interests: knitting, scouting, baking, running, chocolate, reading, working, making "To-Do" lists and checking things off the aforementioned lists
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Hail! Hail! The gang's all here. And so we welcome you. Here are all five woodland animals who made the trek to Iowa. Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Major Knitter
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My fourth critter of the Woodland Animal set is the little owl. He's less than three inches tall - cute and cuddly - and makes a great addition to the group. Cordell the Owl by Knit-a-Zoo US Size 1 needles... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Major Knitter
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Hedgehogs are all the rage lately. Therefore it was an easy decision to add one to my Woodland Animals toy collection. I used: Julie Williams' Little Oddment Hedgehog pattern US Size 1 needles Knit Picks Palette - Lynx Heather, Wheat... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Major Knitter
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So I didn't show you everything there was to show about my latest Wonderful Wallaby. You simply saw a hand knit size 2 toddler gray hooded sweatshirt. What I didn't show you was the razzamatazz. I added wolf ears to... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Major Knitter
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I'm on a critter roll and I managed to finish an adorable fox. The pattern is Todd Fox by Amanda Berry Knit on US Size 1 needles with Knit Picks yarn - brown sugar, black and cream He's quite happy... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Major Knitter
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My woodland animal kick is taking off. I found a great pattern - Todd Fox and Ralf Wolf by Amanda Berry - and decided to knit both for my woodland animal collection. First up, of course, was Ralf Wolf. Hello... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Major Knitter
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It took me a very long time to take my favorite bunny pattern - Julie Williams' Bunny Egg Cosy - by adding a body, arms and legs. My first attempt was too big. My second attempt was too small. My... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Major Knitter
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I was trying to figure out what to do with some new lovely fabric I bought. I've been stewing on it for a few weeks. I had an idea in mind to make some pennants or zigzag design when the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Major Knitter
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It's officially spring today. But in Connecticut, specifically in Westport, we got hit with yet another snow storm. Based on weather maps, our town was one of two high points for snow accumulation. My unofficial backyard gauge - the BBQ... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Major Knitter
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I'm having so much fun knitting a slew of animal toys, but for some reason the rabbit doesn't want to be. The first one just didn't knit up to the cute shapes from the pattern. I was knitting too tightly... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Major Knitter
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I love IKEA. I have loved it since I first discovered it 25 years ago. When I was mobilized to the Washington, DC area after 9/11 for a year, I furnished my apartment in 100% IKEA. It was then that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Wilma's tongue is very fascinating. We all love it - the way it's always hanging out of her mouth, falling on the ground, out while she's sleeping. Now the puppies have discovered her tongue, too. Too cute. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Major Knitter
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There is some exciting news in my family. My nephew & niece-in-law are expecting a baby. It's the first baby of the next generation so we're all very excited. I'm going to be home later this month so I suggested... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Major Knitter
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There's no one to entertain me, engage me in a conversation, distract me or otherwise give me a good reason to put down my knitting. That means that while he was on a business trip this week, I knit non-stop.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Major Knitter
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It's been fourteen months since I knit a Wonderful Wallaby - so I figured today was as good a day as any to cast on for a Wonderful Wallaby. This pattern is a favorite of mine. It's a like a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I've been so busy cleaning up with my latest design project. I can't tell you all the details, but let me give you a little hint of what it might entail. I love diving into a new design project and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Primogeniture received the package with his Dr. Who scarf and modeled it and sent me this picture. “We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s okay, that’s good, you’ve got... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Major Knitter
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David Tennant was one of the most beloved Doctors. Check out this great video from Tennant's Wrap Party. But he's not the only one who is celebrating a wrap. I am, too. Miles and miles of striped yarn. Or at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I just love having three dogs. OK - except for the last few weeks of sleepless nights. But after getting the puppies back on a normal sleep schedule, and getting a few good nights of sleep myself, I love getting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Major Knitter
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It's Friday and I'm not quite finished with my Dr. Who Scarf because, well, to tell you the truth, this thing goes on and on and on. It's already about seven feet tall - but I checked with Primogeniture and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Toight was our Pomperaug District Dinner where we gave out awards to the top volunteers in Pomperaug District. Each year we try something new with desserts to keep it interesting. Last night we created a Dutch Oven Dessert Buffet. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Kudos to those of you who correctly guessed that my mystery knitting was a Dr. Who scarf. You were correct. I've completed approximately one quarter of the scarf. Originally I was going to follow the pattern on the left, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Major Knitter
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BF and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. There were the traditional gifts that we exchange with one another. As you know, I always knit a pair of cashmere socks for BF. This year, I designed a lovely pair of striped... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Major Knitter
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My two guys were hanging out together this weekend. They went snowboarding at one of the local spots on Sunday afternoon. Then Big Bro took Little Bro up to his university to hang out and show him around. I went... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I'm using up my leftovers to make some projects. This is one that I've been working on this weekend. Pros I get to use up leftover remnants of yarn The stripes are aesthetically pleasing It looks like it was planned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Major Knitter