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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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Since my last post, I managed to knit sixteen more swatches for Lindaly's I HEART blanket. She liked the big heart two-color swatches best, so I made a lot more of those. I took them back to the table and... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Major Knitter
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Thursday night was our Boy Scout Council's annual dinner. Many awards are presented to the top performing districts in our Council and the top volunteers. Last year I was presented with the volunteer award. This year, upon finishing my first... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Major Knitter
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Or rather, Laying Down the Swatches. Lindaly was at the house tonight and even though I had only completed 48 swatches, I wanted to show her the progress since the last time she had seen the blanket (two years ago!)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Whenever I create a new graph for knitting, it always takes me three tries to get it right. I wanted to make a large eyelet heart pattern for my current Warm Up America blanket with all the hearts. The other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Major Knitter
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It's Finish or Frog it Friday... but we've added Finesse Friday to the group as well. I'm Finessing a two-year old project and making great strides. It's the I HEART BLANKET in pinks and purples that I started in January... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I've been staring at my Ravelry queue for the past two weeks since Christmas trying to decide which unfinished project to work on next. I flit back and forth between projects depending on whether or not I can concentrate on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I've been on the woodland tour. I've been knitting critters - lots and lots of critters. In fact, I've been knitting all the Woodbadge critters in washcloths using cotton yarn from my stash. Here are the Woodbadge critters in order.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Major Knitter
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It's early January and the temperatures are fitting only for penguins. So in honor of these cold weather friends, I present my two latest Penguin Poppers. I just love this pattern by Jill Arnusch. I've made a dozen of these... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I've got my Downton Abbey Bate's Brambleberry Tea and the show is about to begin. No knitting will happen during the season kick-off. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Major Knitter
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James and I have been friends since summer 2004. We met through Typepad on our blogs. We were virtual friends for many years and met in person when James came to New York. Every year we exchange gifts. James' gifts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Major Knitter
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When it comes to bulldog tongues lolling about, it's hard to beat the Wilm. She's got the tongue and cuteness factor down pact. But the puppies are trying their hardest to edge in on her terrain. Here's their current attempt... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Major Knitter
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This year was a crazy year for finishing knitting projects. I kept getting sidelined with new projects and bright shiny objects. But now that my holiday knitting is done, it's time to get serious about finishing some forgotten projects from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My good friend Estella has a wonderful gift for you. It's her gorgeous Boxing Day Mittens pattern which is free until December 31, 2014 on Ravelry. Aren't these mittens gorgeous? I bet you have a lot of yarn in your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Major Knitter
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We had a wonderful Christmas at home with lots of friends joining us. We celebrated Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Christmas night. Unfortunately, I didn't take more than two pictures. Christmas Eve started when our friends arrived from Brazil just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Now that Christmas has come and gone I can finally share photos of my knitting projects from this past month. It was killing me not to share the photos as soon as I finished my projects, but I didn't want... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Kathy loved the Police Officer ornament I posted yesterday. So I know she'll love my Fireman ornament from the same 9/11 collection from Charlette's Collectibles. Ho! Ho! Ho! Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've been so busy knitting up some of my last minute Christmas gifts. It's fun... but it's also frustrating. I want to share pictures with everyone online... but if I do that, then my friends and family won't be surprised... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Major Knitter
I love Christmas Carols. But I am so over listening to them on the radio. They only play holiday tunes on the radio - and no Christmas Carols. Heaven forbid they play any religious music. So I go onto Pandora... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Dogs make everything happy. If you're a dog lover, you already know this. Yesterday we were all in my Knit Nook with Otis by my feet and Wilma right next to him. Then Duke decided it was a good idea... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Major Knitter
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What do you do when you open up your box of Christmas decorations only to discover a family handknit heirloom is ruined. You ask your favorite knitting friend to fix it. I must confess... I don't even fix my own... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I spent the last month creating a small stockpile of Boy Scout themed ornaments for sale at my local Scout office to support Scouting. I kept one of everything at home and created my very own Scout themed Christmas tree.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I needed to come up with a quick and easy gift for a baby this weekend. Actually I needed to come up with two quick and easy gifts. I grabbed some CottonTots yarn from my stash in pink and blue... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Saturday night BF and I hosted our annual Christmas party. I was busy baking my favorite holiday cookies. There were peanut butter blossoms with the Hershey Kisses which are always a crowd pleaser. Monster Cookies with green and red M&Ms.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Ellen and the kids got on the road at about 1 a.m. I went back to sleep and when I finally woke up today, I spent most of the day cooking the rest of the krumkake dough. Each cookie takes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. My sister Ellen and her children drove all the way from South Dakota. I'm not sure they stayed at my house as long as they spent on the road. They got to my house... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Major Knitter