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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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It was a perfect day for a garden tea party. Well, it was the perfect day for an indoor tea party, that is. And we made it work. We had 50 guests; 5 vendors; 6 Scout helpers, 3 staff; and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Four days to go until the big Mad Hatter Tea Party. It's going to be such fun whether it's rainy or sunny. Here's a great group picture from many years ago. Doesn't it look wonderful? Look at that sea of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Major Knitter
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BF is the best. He scared away a large deer that had jumped our poorly named deer fence and chose this week to chomp away all my hosta. Ouch! This deer literally decimated my garden. Nothing buy nubby stalks. Seriously,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My house is still brand new in my mind. BF built it twelve years ago. So I'm still surprised when things break, grow old or need to be replaced. I keep thinking "but it's brand new" - and then I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've been planning this fabulous event for weeks. It's the annual Mad Hatter Tea Party in Westport. I've worked with my dear friend Joanne for the past several years on this party (in a very small way) - but this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Woohoo! I wonder what size knitting needles she'll have. There's still time to sign up for the Mets Stitch n' Pitch and get your very own plush Mrs. Met KNITTING doll. Who wants to go? You need to buy your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Hey there Knitters. This is just what you've been waiting for. The New York Mets are having their 2014 Stitch and Pitch on Sunday, September 14th at 1:10 p.m. Date Time Opponent Sun, Sep 14 1:10 pm Mets vs Washington... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I finished ten more miniature Scout socks. This time I made the blue and gold Cub Scout socks. I hope to make more and more of these as they seem to be the best sellers. Everything small is cute! I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I went to a fabulous Eagle Court of Honor to welcome Boy Scout's newest Eagle Scout into the fold. There were 24 Eagle Scouts in the audience who came to participate in Tommy's ceremony. Tommy's dad asked me to knit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've had fun watching my square foot garden grow. I decided it was time to enjoy the first fruits of my labor. So for dinner I grilled chicken, made some mixed medley grains and picked some young collard greens. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Major Knitter
Last night the Big Sioux River crested at 1 a.m. - earlier than expected and did NOT hit the levels that were forecasted. The crews are already working on reopening the interstate. My sister did not have to relive the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Major Knitter
It seems like just yesterday that my sister Ellen had the Missouri River in her basement all summer. It was three years ago. They're really just finally getting their house back to normal - refinishing things little by little. And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I ironed 22 miniature sock ornaments today. It looks like a great deal of knitting, but these 22 ornaments don't even add up to 40% of a pair of adult socks. It takes me 40 hours to knit myself a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I'm getting ready for my big Mad Hatter Tea Party and am knitting up a storm trying to get some items ready for sale So far, I knit 20 miniature vintage Boy Scout socks to sell next month. Next up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Major Knitter
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You'll know why. My copy of the long awaited "In My Own Heart's Blood" has arrived. I'll talk to you in a week or so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Thursdays are farm days and I was delighted a few weeks ago to encounter this lovely four-foot rooster waiting for me Maybe I should knit an oversized chicken and rooster to match? Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Major Knitter
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When I ask Wilma if she wants to go out this is what she thinks I mean. There is no actual exercise involved here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Major Knitter
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The invitations for the Mad Hatter Tea Party on July 15th are back from the printer and ready to be mailed. It's getting real. I can hardly wait. We'll be putting the invitations in the mail tomorrow. If you are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Major Knitter
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What's happening in my backyard lately? I can't make sense of it. First the ducks, then a frog, now this? Seriously? I knew she was in the neighborhood, but today she was inside my deer fence. Grrr. And a fawn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I'm picking up new hobbies this year. In addition to painting, sewing and quilting, I'm starting to spend more time in my garden. I'm really enjoying it. I also have a goal. I want my garden to be ready for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've been so busy in my garden, trying to fix it from the very cold, hard winter we suffered, and trying to jazz it up and give it new life. Tuesday I went to Filanowski's Farm in Milford and got... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I love going to the Westport Farmer's Market. Even though I support our local CSA at Stone Gardens Farms from Shelton, CT and have more vegetables than I can shake a stick at, I like to visit the Farmer's Market... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My friend Ellen is a past president of our local Westport Garden Club ("WCG"). She has been a great friend this year helping me learn a little bit more about taking care of my deer infested garden. I know. In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My friend Ellen and I went to a garden fundraiser in Bridgeport today called Vines & Vignettes. It was a delightful way to spend a Saturday morning - on a gorgeous day and for a good cause. I learned about... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Major Knitter
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A little of this, a little of that, and before you know it, you're halfway home. Slowly but surely this blanket is growing. It's nearly halfway done. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Major Knitter