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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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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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It was a perfect day for a garden tea party. Well, it was the perfect day for an indoor tea party, that is. And we made it work. We had 50 guests; 5 vendors; 6 Scout helpers, 3 staff; and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Four days to go until the big Mad Hatter Tea Party. It's going to be such fun whether it's rainy or sunny. Here's a great group picture from many years ago. Doesn't it look wonderful? Look at that sea of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Major Knitter
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BF is the best. He scared away a large deer that had jumped our poorly named deer fence and chose this week to chomp away all my hosta. Ouch! This deer literally decimated my garden. Nothing buy nubby stalks. Seriously,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Major Knitter
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My house is still brand new in my mind. BF built it twelve years ago. So I'm still surprised when things break, grow old or need to be replaced. I keep thinking "but it's brand new" - and then I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've been planning this fabulous event for weeks. It's the annual Mad Hatter Tea Party in Westport. I've worked with my dear friend Joanne for the past several years on this party (in a very small way) - but this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Woohoo! I wonder what size knitting needles she'll have. There's still time to sign up for the Mets Stitch n' Pitch and get your very own plush Mrs. Met KNITTING doll. Who wants to go? You need to buy your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Hey there Knitters. This is just what you've been waiting for. The New York Mets are having their 2014 Stitch and Pitch on Sunday, September 14th at 1:10 p.m. Date Time Opponent Sun, Sep 14 1:10 pm Mets vs Washington... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I finished ten more miniature Scout socks. This time I made the blue and gold Cub Scout socks. I hope to make more and more of these as they seem to be the best sellers. Everything small is cute! I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I went to a fabulous Eagle Court of Honor to welcome Boy Scout's newest Eagle Scout into the fold. There were 24 Eagle Scouts in the audience who came to participate in Tommy's ceremony. Tommy's dad asked me to knit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've had fun watching my square foot garden grow. I decided it was time to enjoy the first fruits of my labor. So for dinner I grilled chicken, made some mixed medley grains and picked some young collard greens. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Major Knitter
Last night the Big Sioux River crested at 1 a.m. - earlier than expected and did NOT hit the levels that were forecasted. The crews are already working on reopening the interstate. My sister did not have to relive the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Major Knitter
It seems like just yesterday that my sister Ellen had the Missouri River in her basement all summer. It was three years ago. They're really just finally getting their house back to normal - refinishing things little by little. And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I ironed 22 miniature sock ornaments today. It looks like a great deal of knitting, but these 22 ornaments don't even add up to 40% of a pair of adult socks. It takes me 40 hours to knit myself a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I'm getting ready for my big Mad Hatter Tea Party and am knitting up a storm trying to get some items ready for sale So far, I knit 20 miniature vintage Boy Scout socks to sell next month. Next up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Major Knitter
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You'll know why. My copy of the long awaited "In My Own Heart's Blood" has arrived. I'll talk to you in a week or so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Thursdays are farm days and I was delighted a few weeks ago to encounter this lovely four-foot rooster waiting for me Maybe I should knit an oversized chicken and rooster to match? Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Major Knitter