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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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When I was mobilized after 9/11 and away from my family, I had dinner at a friend's house who had a hand knit dishcloth. I was instantly transported back to the 1970s when our kitchen was filled with those adorable... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Major Knitter
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I'm not much of a gardener. I desperately want to be a master gardener, but right now I'm more of an elementary gardener. I have the desire. So at least that's a start. Today, my gardening was screaming for attention.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Major Knitter
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It's been three weeks since Wilma died and life moves on. I miss my girly girl every day, but am so grateful I have two puppies to help ease the pain. The funny thing is how the dogs are acting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Felicity knows no bounds. Why you ask? Because Knit Picks has reissued their most dazzling bold and beautiful Felici yarn for a limited time. I just love the thick stripes in bright sassy colors. They make the most stunning socks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I'm on a roll. I'm determined to finish as many UFOs from my Ravelry queue as possible this summer. With that goal in mind I spent the last few days trying to finish this pair of slightly forgotten socks. Mock... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I am having so much fun putting together samples for my Textile Merit Badge class for Boy Scouts. Two of the boys in my last class asked if they could make a second weaving project during the class when they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Here's a very rapid project. In just one month, I finished an entire Sampler Afghan. I'm quite pleased. The last part was joining the strips and then finishing the border. Sampler Afghan - available at Knitting Central or Westport Yarns.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I've actually been very busy with all sorts of knitting this month. I just haven't shared any pictures because it's not very exciting until it's all done. But I've completed knitting all the parts so I thought I'd share a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Thank you everyone for all your kind words, notes, messages and prayers. We all really appreciate it. Our house and hearts are a little emptier without Wilma... but our lives are richer because we shared 9 years with that adorable... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Wilma July 2006 - June 2015 Wilma the Wonder Dog had a very wonderful life. In fact, we joke that she lived better than 90% of the world's population. She was pampered, loved, adored. She went for regular car rides;... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I'm traveling this weekend in San Francisco and I got the call. Wilma's not doing well. I'm doing everything I can to catch an earlier flight home to be with her. She's in really bad shape. Please keep her in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Major Knitter
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While my pink shirt was simmering in its red cochineal bath, I kept looking around for more things to dye red today with the leftover natural dye we made for the Textile Merit Badge class on Saturday. I know that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I taught 15 Boy Scouts the Textile merit badge today. I have basically turned my basement into my Textile classroom. It's great fun and I really enjoy helping the boys learn something new and hopefully gain a new understanding of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Waste not, want not. I'm not entirely frugal, but I do try to reuse things that I can. So after Saturday's Textile merit badge class, I had a full pot of vibrant cochineal dye in that dark rich red. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I picked up a project I started swatching for last December. But I never got past the swatch stage. I'm making a blanket and I picked two new patterns that are knit all-in-one piece. But let's be honest - who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Major Knitter
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We had company this weekend and I made a German Pancake for Sunday brunch. I haven't made one in many years. Now I can't remember why it fell off my repertoire. Every pancake is different. It's baked in the oven... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Do you remember when I dipped my toe in the quilting pond about 18 months ago? I took a class with my knitting group. When we went to check out the store and the class, I was attracted to the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Homemade pancakes are a morning ritual in our house. Secundogeniture has eaten pancakes on a daily basis since kindergarten. Somewhere along the way, they morphed into chocolate chip pancakes. Whenever he's home, we make a batch. It's a mutually understood... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Major Knitter
After you watch my video, you'll never slice and dice a watermelon the same way! It's so quick and easy. I hope you like the show. You can watch this directly on YouTube by clicking HERE. Thanks to Wilma, Duke... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Major Knitter
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The Westport Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale will be held tomorrow morning on the great lawn at Saugatuck Congregational Church Friday, May 8th, 2015. NEW HOURS this year are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Roseanne Mihalick and Barbra Utting are... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Major Knitter
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In just two short weeks - Tuesday, May 19th - I'm in charge of the Mad Hatter Tea Party. I hope you can all join me in this very fun event. You'll just need your party hat and dress and... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Secundogeniture is passionate about Radio and Television. He is very involved in the high school radio club and wants to branch out into film production. A family friend gave him the opportunity to help out with Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Major Knitter
P.S. I recently read this wonderful article about being a proud mama. It meant a lot to me to be proud of my son no matter his accomplishment. No he didn't get into Harvard or split the atom or create world peace. His accomplishments to any other parent might be a normal activity - but to me they are huge. I hope you like the article, too - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2014/09/18/you-know-that-mom-who-isnt-joining-in-the-proud-of-my-kid-conversation-yeah-ask-how-shes-doing/
Toggle Commented May 2, 2015 on The haircut at Little Cotton Rabbits
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What a great accomplishment. Toby looks fabulous! He should be pleased with his new haircut - he looks great. And you deserve to be one proud Mama. :D
Toggle Commented May 2, 2015 on The haircut at Little Cotton Rabbits
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I went to a medical professional today and received these numbers: 43, 58 and 68. Wow! How did that happen? Of course I'm talking about my three dogs. From left to right: Weighing in at 58 lbs -- Duke -... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Major Knitter