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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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Six weeks ago when I started my massive spring cleaning campaign, I decided that I have way too much stuff. That's exactly what it is. S-T-U-F-F. I need to clean up. I need to declutter. I need to organize. After... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Major Knitter
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Every year I like to revisit my very own Peep-o-rama that I created in honor of the Washington Post's annual contest. Since I'm not eligible to win that contest, I decided to create my own scene for my knitting peeps.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Major Knitter
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It's been a fabulous spring break. We stayed at home and had the most relaxing week. I finished one book; read a second and am nearly done with a third. We rested. We had dinner with family and friends. We... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Major Knitter
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It's been a very tiring day. It's spring break. I've had a few quiet, relaxing days. Today was back to work - at least in terms of Scouting. I can tell you one thing. It was a very good day... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I taught my friend Michelle to knit a year or so ago. After a few hats and other simple projects she was ready to branch out. One of my favorite projects is the Sampler Blanket from Knitting Central. There are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Major Knitter
I have tried to come up with a lot of creative ideas for Scout activities, but check out what these boys did from Cambridge, MA. I'm so impressed with their creativity and dedication. There is no chocolate available at this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I haven't been very good about the Finish or Frog It Friday concept - and I started the group! Tonight I decided I need to start moving some of those WIPs and UFOs to the FO status. Of course, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I love it when April rolls around. The snow finally melts. The yards get cleaned up. OK - I could do without the return of leaf blowers! And the early flowers start to bloom. I have a bunch of daffodils... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Major Knitter
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A lot has happened in the last ten years. 3,648 days 87,552 hours 5,253,120 minutes 10,944 hours of knitting (estimating ONLY 3 hours per day) 200 massage therapy appointments to counteract the 10,944 hours or knitting 11 aborted attempts at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Major Knitter
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It's time for my annual "I'm on a roll" knitting spree. I knit three more BSA Fleur-de-Lis wash cloths and cast on for another. This time I am branching out into the bolder colors of the Sugar n' Creams yarns... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Major Knitter
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This weekend was a Scouting conference for District and Council leadership in the Northeast Region. It was fun because I got to reconnect with friends from across New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and even part of Massachussets. This motley crew... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Wilma is not into exercise. In fact, her idea of going for a spin around the neighborhood includes an automobile. Wilma's big adventure today involved a 3 1/2 hour car ride. That's a lot of exercise for my girly girl. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Every year, food banks watch their food supplies dwindle at the end of each school year. Late spring and summer are especially hard on food banks. That's why Boy Scout's annual program in April is so important. If you are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Remember last month I made indoor s'mores for our Boy Scout district dinner? Well tonight is our Troop Court of Honor (advancement ceremony) and I decided to make them again. They're so easy and delicious. Ingredients: 1/2 bag of chocolate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Major Knitter
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For tonight's Boy Scout Gala, I asked Primogeniture if he would make one of his specialties to add to the silent auction table. He made, not one, but two, handcrafted wooden pens. To be honest, I hope these two items,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I put together a total of seven silent auction items for tonight's fundraiser for our Boy Scout Gala. The big item is the Scout Themed Christmas Tree that I shared with you last night. Others include: 1. TEXTILE MERIT BADGE... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Major Knitter
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You may have been wondering why I've been so quiet this past week. I've been very busy creating last minute items for our big fundraiser for Boy Scouts in our local area. This is our third Gala... and the first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Major Knitter
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After all the effort and hard work put into spring cleaning my Knit Nook, I decided it was time for some new sachets. I threw away all the aged Moth Away sachets I purchased nearly 10 years ago. I wonder... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My happy place, otherwise known as the Knit Nook, was looking a little sad. She was in desperate need of a thorough spring cleaning. And by thorough, I mean drastic. I removed ALL OF THE YARN from the shelves and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I'm not the only one with a talent for handicrafts in my house. Primogeniture enjoys woodworking and has recently made a slew of handcarved wooden pens. I think the creative process is very important and I enjoy seeing loved ones... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My friends were visiting this weekend with their twin five-year old boys. It made me miss my boys at that age. Yesterday you got a shot of Secundogeniture enjoying pancakes at age five. Today you get Primogeniture at approximately age... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Pancakes. Made daily for more than a decade. Bringing smiles to faces every day. This was before chocolate chip pancakes. This was the day we tried to make animal shapes. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Major Knitter
Many of my knitting friends and readers have helped me over the years with 7x9 inch swatches for blankets or complete blankets and hats for the children of mothers going through treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. I like to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Today Wilma went back to the cardiologist. Yes. I just admitted that my dog has a cardiologist. She loves going to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital because the entire staff fawn over Girly Girl - which is just as she likes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Thanks for everyone's encouragement. I went ahead and kept knitting more striped swatches to tie together my hearts blanket. I finished seven striped swatches. Now I have A LOT of weaving in to do. The weaving in of all these... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Major Knitter