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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've turned into a hat knitting factory. It's the best remedy for using up the yarn stash. On my Ravelry group - Finish or Frog It - Rebecca challenged us to make 2016 the Year of the Hat. What a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Major Knitter
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2016 is the Year of the Hat in my Ravelry Finish or Frog It group. That's great because it coincides nicely with my 2016 Year of the Purge. Since I'm trying to clean things out of my house and move... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Major Knitter
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After last week's post about repurposing yarn, I sadly left you hanging. Trust me, I knit up that lovely red yarn into a hat faster than you can say lickety-split. I knit my fourth The Rikke Hat by Sarah Young... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Major Knitter
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As a child growing up, my Mom always made these chocolate oatmeal cookies that were her signature cookie. They were quick and easy. At Easter, she would add jelly beans and have Bird Nest Cookies. When I think of Mom... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Major Knitter
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Duke and Otis heard that Jonas was coming. This is what they thought about that. We're just going to stay here Mama if that's all right with you. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Major Knitter
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I love my Finish or Frog It group on Ravelry. We support each other to either finish a project or even to frog it. If you're new to knitting, frogging a project is when you rip it out (rip it,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Major Knitter
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My knitting friends got together yesterday to repurpose our old sweaters into something new and exciting - Christmas ornaments! We're getting ready a year ahead of time! A few years ago we took our old cashmere sweaters and turned them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Major Knitter
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Grandma Grace taught me how to knit. I think it's only fitting that my niece Grace has taken up an avid interest in knitting. I taught her (and her brothers) several years ago, but we haven't had time to take... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Major Knitter
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Boys will be boys. I guess this isn't exclusive to the human race. Duke and Otis get up to all sorts of antics just like my two boys, my two brothers, the Scouts... and just about any group of males... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Major Knitter
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It's still quiet around town and I find myself with a lot of free time on my hands. I went to my yarn stash for something else... and ended up finding the leftover yarn from Primogeniture's Dr. Who scarf. There... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Major Knitter
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Every year I keep knitting Christmas gifts and ornaments well after Christmas. I'm still in the spirit and have the knitting mojo going strong so I usually ride this wave and keep knitting until the flame dies out. I knit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Major Knitter
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Go Dog! Go! by Dr. Seuss was Primogeniture's favorite book when he was very little. We read it every day. Our favorite part was the female dog who wore a hat and would ask the male dog "Do you like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Major Knitter
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As I mentioned in my last post, I'm trying to clean up and de-clutter. In this spirit, my Ravelry group - Finish or Frog It Friday - is continuing this theme with the 2016 Stash Buster Friday paired with a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Major Knitter
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Each year I try to have a theme - a focus - so to speak. One year it was the Year of the Caper. Another year it was the Year of the Restaurant. Most years have seemed like the Year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Major Knitter
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I knit therefore I am. I knit everywhere. I knit here. I knit there. I especially knit on the go. So in the summer of 2013 which was quite the year of traveling, I packed the yarn, needles and pattern... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Major Knitter
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I've recently switched my morning habit from coffee to tea. Along the way I acquired this lovely teapot. I decided if I was going to make the switch, I need to go all in and learn how to make a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Major Knitter
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This year on my Finish or Frog it group on Ravelry, I challenged everyone to knit from your stash. If you've seen my house you probably know that I have enough yarn to keep me knitting for at least 20... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Major Knitter
I should have known that Santa's helpers went to boot camp with Marines! Ho! Ho! Ho! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Major Knitter
We have company for New Year's and I think you know that one of my favorite parts of hosting guests is becoming a tourist myself. Today Secundogeniture, Miss E and I went into NYC to visit the fashion district. We... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I stopped into my neighborhood LYS - Westport Yarns - today and discovered they were having a trunk show for a local ceramic artist - Jon Puzzuoli - who had some gorgeous pottery to include several lovely yarn bowls. My... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at Major Knitter
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This weekend was a fabulous holiday extravaganza. After a late night in the city, I woke up very early to prepare for my annual Toys for Tots Christmas Party with the ladies from the Women Marines Association. We meet in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Every year for the past 16 years, BF and I have hosted our favorite night of the year - our work Christmas party at a fabulous restaurant in the city with anyone who has worked for BF. Alumni are invited.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Growing up we had little toy soldiers made out of felt (by Grandma Grace, of course) hanging on our Christmas Tree. While I loved those adorable ornaments, you will not find toy soldiers on my Christmas Tree. You will, however,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Every mother has a selection of ornaments that her children made in school. Here's my favorite that I hope all of you will replicate at home with small children. Primogeniture brought it home from school in 3rd grade. Supplies: 4... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Major Knitter
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For the longest time, I didn't have a Nativity set amongst my Christmas decorations. As a child, almost every family I knew, had a Nativity set. I especially admired those families that had a Hummel collectible set. Basically, they received... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Major Knitter