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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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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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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
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Duke and Otis are working their Wilma mojo tonight. Here's Duke with that very cute tongue. Here's Otis showing some tongue. It looks like the cute tongue pictures will live on for another generation! Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Primogeniture is getting his own place next semester off campus... and that means it's time to start thinking about all those little things required for setting up your first apartment. And what better gift to get my Eagle Scout than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Major Knitter
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We had a delightful gourmet lunch yesterday thanks to the wonderful chefs - Joanne H.; Michelle L and Ellen G. The Scotch Eggs were one of my favorite items. I've never tried one and have always been intrigued by them... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Today is our monthly Gourmet Lunch and I'm hosting with a theme based on Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. You probably know that I'm a huge fan. I've read the books, listened to the books, watched the Starz new series... repeatedly.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Major Knitter
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It seems like yesterday I was just sending them off to school for the first time. Now my boys are grown men. They've been taller than me for many years now. I see my neighbors with their small children and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I've been very busy this week hand painting several new designs for my 2.5 inch wooden disk Boy Scout Christmas ornaments. This summer, Allison Wendt helped me make about 100 of the ones I designed last spring. This week I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Major Knitter
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The puppies keep me on my toes around the clock. When they're not sleeping, they're either eating, drinking, peeing, playing, going outside, or napping. But lately they've started to get a little more comfortable with their surroundings and are exploring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Drat. Today is Veteran's Day and a day I look forward to each year. Our local middle school invites all the local veterans to come speak to the 8th grade class. Unfortunately, yesterday I came down with a bad cold/flu... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I had the largest group of Boy Scouts at my house that I've ever had at once for the Textile Merit Badge. They all had a great time and I promised them that as a mother of two boys, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Major Knitter
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It's Sunday - a day of rest. The bulldogs take their resting very seriously. Unfortunately, they're also male puppies, so they mark absolutely everything. Today after they ruined about 4 doggy beds from their repeated marking, I threw the soft... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I just took a look at my knitting queue on Ravelry. I seem to have let those unfinished projects grow out of control. There are currently 14 projects in my queue and I've lost interest in so many of them.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Remember all the work I put into making a Scout-themed Christmas tree for our fundraiser this past spring? Well, I'm doing it again, but the tree is going to be at our Connecticut Yankee Council office and the ornaments will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Seriously, it's a wonder I can even take time to shower every day when there is so much cuteness in my life. My three dogs are bringing me such joy. Look at this. How can I get anything accomplished with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Major Knitter
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BF and I went to a wedding in Lima, Peru just after I started my latest Outlander project. I knew that the vacation would throw a wrench in my productivity because when I get distracted from a project, it's really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Major Knitter
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Did I mention that I have the best veterinarian ever? Last night while I was making dinner, Dr. Chuck Noonan called to give us the results of Wilma's biopsy -- Negative. Whew! No cancer. I'm so thrilled. So in honor... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Major Knitter
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I keep adding to my Textile Merit Badge class. While on vacation, I take photos of textiles, I buy souvenirs that show local weaving, and I'm constantly thinking of new things to share with the Scouts. Since it's fall and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Major Knitter
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This year I joined the Women Marines Association. Yesterday was my second meeting. We have a small chapter, but size doesn't matter. The camaraderie, stories and history these ladies possess is worth more than gold. These ladies served in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Major Knitter