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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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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. That's one of the sayings that I learned in Scouting. So I think it's fitting that for my upcoming fundraiser for Scouts, I should create something that incorporates all three. I'm making Upcycled Cashmere Mittens. I opened... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Major Knitter
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When you have a Mets fan in the house, even holiday decorations take on a certain hue... Let's Go Mets! Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Major Knitter
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I just mentioned the other day that I always have a pair of socks on the needles. But now that I'm a quinquagenarian, I'm usually too hot for socks. But not yesterday. For some reason, I had really cold feet.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Major Knitter
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I'm a murderer -- at least when it comes to house plants. I used to have a wonderful green thumb, but when I moved to Connecticut in 2003, none of my plants moved with me and I never got back... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Major Knitter
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This weekend I trekked into the city for a baby shower in Gramercy Park. I picked a gift from the registry and had it shipped directly to the new mom and dad to be. But what's the fun in that?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Major Knitter
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On this day in 2004, Major Knitter was born. I began blogging and my knitting world has never been the same since. I'm not sure what the best part of blogging has been for me: documentary of a large part... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Major Knitter
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I have a wonderful group on Ravelry called Finish or Frog It Friday. I've been virtual friends with the knitters there since 2009 and we encourage each other to finish WIPs and UFOs on a regular basis. Sometimes we even... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Major Knitter
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I went to my LYS - Westport Yarns - last month and bought the yarn with the suggested pattern Mom's Cabled Mitts by Jessica Jensen. After a false start last month, I started over again this week. I was nearly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Major Knitter
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Most people don't associate Connecticut with farmland. But once upon a time, it was all farmland. My town is known for its onion farms. In fact, we still have wild onions that pop up in our yard. But the other... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Major Knitter
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Secundogeniture is studying in Alaska. He started in January and since he's been there, the temperatures have not gotten above freezing. I knit him one cashmere cable hat and promised him a watch cap made from the qiviuk he chose... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Major Knitter
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If you're a Mets fan (and you know we are), then you know all about Greg Prince and his "blog for Mets fans who like to read." BF and Greg have been virtual buddies for awhile - often watching Mets... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Major Knitter
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For the last two days I've spent my knitting time stitching noses on 82 bunnies. Then I stitched eyes on 82 bunnies. Finally I added whiskers on 82 bunnies. After the photo shoot, I very happily marked each color set... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Major Knitter
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Secundogeniture is going to school in Alaska. Naturally he wanted to go somewhere south and warm for spring break. Where did he choose? Why, Seattle of course. It is 75 degrees warmer than Fairbanks, after all. I flew home from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Major Knitter
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About a month ago, Kim at Jackson Recovery Centers asked me if I'd make a batch of bunnies for the annual Easter party at the Women & Children's Center for about 25-35 children. Of course I said yes. I somehow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Major Knitter
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It's been awhile since I've posted, but tonight I had cause to celebrate and tell the whole world. There was a Faery Ring Reunion in Seattle, Washington. Lorette - aka The Knitting Doctor - and I committed to a KAL... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Major Knitter
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It's TBT so I had to look for some of my first pictures of the puppies for Throw Back Thursday. Here's Primogeniture with one of the puppies (Let's call him Otis). Here's Secundogeniture giving a kiss to a puppy (Let's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Major Knitter
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I like to prepare brunch for the holidays. It's easy. My grown boys can be with me first thing in the morning - then head off to their Dad's for dinner. I don't have to worry whether they'll be home... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Major Knitter
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I know many people who never swatch. Or they swatch and only knit one inch. If I'm trying a new pattern or new yarn, I really like to do an accurate swatch. Last night I discovered a new pattern and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Major Knitter
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"Mama, Did you forget about National Puppy Day?" "That's OK. We still love you." - Duke "But it will cost you extra biscuits." - Otis Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Major Knitter
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I know it seems like I'm cranking out a hand knit hat every ten minutes. I assure you that's not the case. Most of these hats were started, and even completed, last month. I simply forgot to photograph and post... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Major Knitter
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On the stash-busting binge, I am looking seriously at every bit of yarn I own. I ask myself, "What can I make with this?" I had two skeins of this Rowan 4-ply soft in gray in my stash (given to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Major Knitter
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This year I'm really, really, really trying to use up my stash yarn. One of the great ways to do this is with hats. Hats perfectly eat up that one cute skein of yarn I couldn't resist in the sale... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Major Knitter
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When I was a teenager, my Mom's favorite thing to make for breakfast was Swedish pancakes. It was one of those recipes that appeared out of nowhere (she must have eaten them somewhere and decided she could make them at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Major Knitter
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My friend Marcia - of The Attic - formerly known as Spinnerella's Attic - has moved on from knitting and spinning to weaving. So when I posted about my new Schacht Spindle rigid heddle loom - she reached out to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at Major Knitter
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If January and February were all about hats, March has been all about the rabbits. I've been busy knitting little Easter egg cozies. It all started because I received one as a gift with part of a yarn swap. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Major Knitter