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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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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 7 hours ago 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 8 hours ago 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 4 days ago 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
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Matt and Virginia (the owners of all those adorable bulldog puppies) stopped by to bring me a very special birthday gift the other day. I loved it. Wilma is not so certain about it though. Too cute! Thanks Matt &... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Major Knitter
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What would fall in New England be without making a batch of homemade applesauce? First, I simply wash and quarter the apples - peels, core, seeds, stems and all. I put them in a large pot with about 1/6 of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Major Knitter
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When you buy bushels and bushels of apples, the first question that comes to mind is "Now what do I do with this many apples?" In my house, that's simple. We eat them. We slice them. We dehydrate them. We... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My sister and her husband are visiting from Nebraska this week and on our list of things to do was apple picking. Saturday morning's plans got trashed due to the rain, rain and more rain. So Teresa and I decided... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My favorite scene, well, one of my favorite scenes from Starz Outlander based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, is the wool waulking scene where Claire helps Donalda Gilchrist and the women of the village set the dye in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Hello my friends. I wanted to tell you about a sale I'm running on all my critter hat knitting patterns. From now until the end of the year (December 2014), the critter hat patterns will be on sale for just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I had a lot of fun this week figuring out how to utilize that half bushel of leftover hot peppers. On Friday, Maggie and I sliced them in half and put them on the dehydrator trays - sorry - no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Tonight is the mid-season finale for Starz Outlander. I can hardly wait. I may be getting into the highlander spirit a bit too much. I found 5 yards of green calico fabric in my overflowing stash and turned it into... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've been publishing more and more patterns through Ravelry so I decided to create a discussion group to open the conversations about each particular pattern. Community chatrooms can be so much more helpful than trying to contact the designer. Someone... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Major Knitter
Since I've been knitting my Rent Collecting Shawl over and over, I've been looking at different videos and trying to figure out the best way to teach people how to knit garter stitch intarsia correctly. Here's the video I watched... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My friend and I purchased an extra bushel of tomatoes and a 1/2 bushel of hot peppers from our farm share this week for a big batch of salsa. Plus we used six large onions, three large bunches of cilantro... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Yesterday I went to a unique fundraiser for our local Connecticut Yankee Council Boy Scouts. It was a Clay Shooting Sports event. I tried to get a foursome of ladies to partcipate, but no luck. There were 3 ladies shooting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I *might* be slightly obsessed with Starz Outlander based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. But you knew that already. I'm having way too much fun. I decided my American Girl Doll needed a green plaid outfit to match her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Major Knitter
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It's September and the farm shares are filled with an overabundance of tomatoes, peppers, corn and more each week. It's more than my friend and I can eat or give away. So this week I finally decided to make some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Last night's episode of Outlander was so intense, realistic, brutal and disturbing. It's the first episode (but not that last) that I will not watch on StarzPlay over and over. In fact I didn't get much sleep last night. But... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've been busy knitting industriously this past week. I'm almost done with my Rent Collecting Shawl.... I hope to finish it tonight. In the meantime, while knitting during my Outlander marathon rewatch of episodes 101-105, I decided a cuppa tea... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've been working on this pattern all week from last Saturday's episode of Outlander - "Rent". It seems so easy... yet it's quite deceiving. In fact, there has been a lot of discussion on Ravelry, Facebook and the like. Many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Major Knitter
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So from the very first episode, we meet Mrs. Fitzgibbons, the cook and keeper of the keep for Castle Leoch. She is decked head to toe in homespun and wears a pair of very large loose fitting fingerless mitts. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I'm sure I've posted before about my obsession with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - but I must confess I never really considered that this would cross over into my knitting obsession until about five weeks ago when Starz network premiered... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Major Knitter