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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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Duke and Otis are working their Wilma mojo tonight. Here's Duke with that very cute tongue. Here's Otis showing some tongue. It looks like the cute tongue pictures will live on for another generation! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Major Knitter
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Primogeniture is getting his own place next semester off campus... and that means it's time to start thinking about all those little things required for setting up your first apartment. And what better gift to get my Eagle Scout than... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Major Knitter
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We had a delightful gourmet lunch yesterday thanks to the wonderful chefs - Joanne H.; Michelle L and Ellen G. The Scotch Eggs were one of my favorite items. I've never tried one and have always been intrigued by them... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Major Knitter
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Today is our monthly Gourmet Lunch and I'm hosting with a theme based on Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. You probably know that I'm a huge fan. I've read the books, listened to the books, watched the Starz new series... repeatedly.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Major Knitter
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It seems like yesterday I was just sending them off to school for the first time. Now my boys are grown men. They've been taller than me for many years now. I see my neighbors with their small children and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've been very busy this week hand painting several new designs for my 2.5 inch wooden disk Boy Scout Christmas ornaments. This summer, Allison Wendt helped me make about 100 of the ones I designed last spring. This week I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Major Knitter
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The puppies keep me on my toes around the clock. When they're not sleeping, they're either eating, drinking, peeing, playing, going outside, or napping. But lately they've started to get a little more comfortable with their surroundings and are exploring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Drat. Today is Veteran's Day and a day I look forward to each year. Our local middle school invites all the local veterans to come speak to the 8th grade class. Unfortunately, yesterday I came down with a bad cold/flu... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I had the largest group of Boy Scouts at my house that I've ever had at once for the Textile Merit Badge. They all had a great time and I promised them that as a mother of two boys, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Major Knitter
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It's Sunday - a day of rest. The bulldogs take their resting very seriously. Unfortunately, they're also male puppies, so they mark absolutely everything. Today after they ruined about 4 doggy beds from their repeated marking, I threw the soft... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I just took a look at my knitting queue on Ravelry. I seem to have let those unfinished projects grow out of control. There are currently 14 projects in my queue and I've lost interest in so many of them.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Remember all the work I put into making a Scout-themed Christmas tree for our fundraiser this past spring? Well, I'm doing it again, but the tree is going to be at our Connecticut Yankee Council office and the ornaments will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Seriously, it's a wonder I can even take time to shower every day when there is so much cuteness in my life. My three dogs are bringing me such joy. Look at this. How can I get anything accomplished with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Major Knitter
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BF and I went to a wedding in Lima, Peru just after I started my latest Outlander project. I knew that the vacation would throw a wrench in my productivity because when I get distracted from a project, it's really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Did I mention that I have the best veterinarian ever? Last night while I was making dinner, Dr. Chuck Noonan called to give us the results of Wilma's biopsy -- Negative. Whew! No cancer. I'm so thrilled. So in honor... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I keep adding to my Textile Merit Badge class. While on vacation, I take photos of textiles, I buy souvenirs that show local weaving, and I'm constantly thinking of new things to share with the Scouts. Since it's fall and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Major Knitter
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This year I joined the Women Marines Association. Yesterday was my second meeting. We have a small chapter, but size doesn't matter. The camaraderie, stories and history these ladies possess is worth more than gold. These ladies served in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Yesterday was a gorgeous October Saturday. The kind you want to spend outside in the fresh air, enjoying the sights and smells of the season. I will confess to getting none of that. I was in a classroom all day... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Major Knitter
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We have finally named He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. After one week, puppy has an official name - Otis! Otis - my man! Swan dive! How can this be comfortable? Welcome Otis. We love you already. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Major Knitter
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The new puppy is taking up all of my attention. Having said that, I did manage to knit just a few new miniature Cub Scout Sock Ornaments. There are a lot of other projects sitting on my desk begging for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Major Knitter
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It's been a great week of cuddly puppies around here. The no-named puppy is getting used to us and we're getting used to him. He has a quiet, skittish little personality. He loves being in Wilma's crate. It's a safe... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Guess who has a little brother? Here is one of nine Olde English Bulldogge puppies that my friends Matt & Virginia have. These puppies are the 5th generation of their original bulldog. They're so cute. I've been visiting them at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Major Knitter
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So did you guess correctly? My swatch from the other day was just enough so I could make Claire's vest from Outlander. I call it The Jacobite. I'm knitting a medium vest as my test. It's actually a pretty quick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My friends Matt and Virginia bred their Old English Bulldog and had nine puppies. I've been spending a great deal of my time these past two months visiting the puppies. It's so wonderful. Puppies are just fun, cuddly and so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I have six months until the next episode of Outlander. So I decided to tackle a larger knitting project inspired by the show. Can you guess what I'll be knitting? Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Major Knitter