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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's Friday and I've been so busy this past month trying to clear things off my Ravelry queue - that I somehow created more work for myself. I have been making great progress knitting up the individual swatches for the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Major Knitter
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Secundogeniture started his senior year in high school. It's such a great year. The big man on campus. Life is full of excitement, wonder, fun, and promise. Plus, you get the keys to the car. What could be better? Well,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Major Knitter
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Primogeniture is off to his own apartment at college. He and two friends from high school found this place and need to completely furnish it. Fortunately, I have my old living room furniture sitting in the basement. So he claimed... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Major Knitter
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My neighbor Claudia has a gift business and she works with a lot of textile swatches. She knows I'm a crafty sort of person, so she asked if I'd be interested in her leftover swatches. I picked them up last... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Major Knitter
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I love teaching the Textile Merit Badge. Every time I do so, I add a little something new. I get a new video. I learn something from someone in the class. It's always great. Today I was busy making sure... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Major Knitter
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For BF's birthday each year we try to take a road trip and watch the Mets play somewhere fun and exciting. It's great fun and we really get to see parts of the country by way of a road trip... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Major Knitter
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On my Ravelry group page - Finish or Frog it Friday - I'm having a contest to finish those Unfinished Objects (UFOs) or Works-in-Progress (WIPs) before Labor Day. The winner will get ONE book from my current knitting library (some... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Major Knitter
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Mama, that was so nice of you to leave this comforter on the floor of the laundry room so I could sleep on it. What? You want me OFF of it. But Mama... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I'm getting a lot of knitting projects completed and that's a good thing. Of course, they're all little things. Lots and lots of little things. Lots of rectangles and squares. I'm feeling very geometric this month. I pushed aside the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Major Knitter
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OK - my garden, my friends' gardens and my farm share are all overflowing. This weekend I had a lot of tomatoes; some hot cherry peppers; one beautiful green bell pepper. I had to purchase some cilantro and one large... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Major Knitter
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My knitting goal for this summer has been to complete as many UFOs (Unfinished Objects) as possible. I was making great strides finishing those very slow going swatch blankets that have been on my queue for many years. After finishing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I'm working on some top secret knitting projects. Unfortunately, that means that despite making a great deal of progress, I have nothing to blog about. I have one more hand knit dish cloth to share - but it's about a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Duke and Otis have had a pretty good summer. But it was very quiet with their boys traveling. Imagine their joy when Primogeniture and Secundogeniture returned home this week. They were attacked and given lots of bulldog love and licks.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Major Knitter
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MissE sent me the sweetest handmade thank you note this week. She had this cartoon in her stash and I feel honored that she thought to send it to me. Yes. I know you could all see me knitting spaghetti... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Major Knitter
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About 16 months ago, I started knitting a baby blanket for my friend's first grandchild. Somewhere along the way I put it down for a vacation... and never picked it up again. To be honest, I don't even know where... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Well it's August and that means that my boys are both gone visiting their grandparents like they do every summer. It's really important for them to spend time with their only surviving grandparents, especially since they live half a world... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I really enjoyed knitting those heart-themed dishcloths and wanted to knit the rest of the patterns from the Leisure Arts pamphlet, so I ordered some more Dishie yarn from Knit Picks. It arrived this week. I think I have enough... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Earlier this month I finished joining all eighty purple swatches that a dozen Scouting friends and I knit or crocheted. It took me awhile to get up the gumption to finally finish it - but finish it I did. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I got home from Iowa and barely had a chance to unpack before it was time to pack again to head out west to pick up Secundogeniture in San Francisco after his wonderful summer Pre College experience at the Academy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I've had a fun week trying out the dishcloth patterns from Dishcloths From the Heart - a Leisure Arts pattern booklet by Evelyn A. Clark. There are 15 heart themed dishcloths and I had enough red, pinkish and orangy-red cotton... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I was home last weekend for my high school reunion and enjoyed some of the best sweet corn I've had in ages. There's nothing like Iowa for sweet corn and pork chops. Yum. I posed with this 7-8 foot tall... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I've been working on this blanket for more than two years. It has had a life of its own. Colors were added. Colors were deleted. Multi-colored swatches were added to unify the blanket's myriad colors. I knit furiously on it.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Major Knitter
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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 Jul 27, 2015 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