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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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Homemade pancakes are a morning ritual in our house. Secundogeniture has eaten pancakes on a daily basis since kindergarten. Somewhere along the way, they morphed into chocolate chip pancakes. Whenever he's home, we make a batch. It's a mutually understood... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Major Knitter
After you watch my video, you'll never slice and dice a watermelon the same way! It's so quick and easy. I hope you like the show. You can watch this directly on YouTube by clicking HERE. Thanks to Wilma, Duke... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Major Knitter
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The Westport Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale will be held tomorrow morning on the great lawn at Saugatuck Congregational Church Friday, May 8th, 2015. NEW HOURS this year are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Roseanne Mihalick and Barbra Utting are... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Major Knitter
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In just two short weeks - Tuesday, May 19th - I'm in charge of the Mad Hatter Tea Party. I hope you can all join me in this very fun event. You'll just need your party hat and dress and... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Secundogeniture is passionate about Radio and Television. He is very involved in the high school radio club and wants to branch out into film production. A family friend gave him the opportunity to help out with Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Major Knitter
P.S. I recently read this wonderful article about being a proud mama. It meant a lot to me to be proud of my son no matter his accomplishment. No he didn't get into Harvard or split the atom or create world peace. His accomplishments to any other parent might be a normal activity - but to me they are huge. I hope you like the article, too - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2014/09/18/you-know-that-mom-who-isnt-joining-in-the-proud-of-my-kid-conversation-yeah-ask-how-shes-doing/
Toggle Commented May 2, 2015 on The haircut at Little Cotton Rabbits
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What a great accomplishment. Toby looks fabulous! He should be pleased with his new haircut - he looks great. And you deserve to be one proud Mama. :D
Toggle Commented May 2, 2015 on The haircut at Little Cotton Rabbits
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I went to a medical professional today and received these numbers: 43, 58 and 68. Wow! How did that happen? Of course I'm talking about my three dogs. From left to right: Weighing in at 58 lbs -- Duke -... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Or as we pronounce it in our family - YO-suh-might. Secundogeniture and I spent two nights in Yosemite camping, hiking and sightseeing. We set up camp. Yes - our assigned campsite didn't have a single flat spot on it. We... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Sorry about that. I took Secundogeniture away for Spring Break. We had a vacation/ college visit extravaganza. When I got home, I was a little under the weather - and needed a vacation from my vacation! I am only now... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Major Knitter
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When I decided to make the Wolf Wonderful Wallaby last month I had to go in search of my copy of the pattern. That meant looking through the storage bin of lost causes. I found many half started, mostly forgotten... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Lately I've been posting mostly pictures of just Otis and Duke on Facebook and Instagram. That's not fair to my little girly-girl. She is the star of the show after all. Duke thinks she makes a pretty good pillow. It's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Can you believe it's been 11 years? I started blogging on April 9, 2004 and have enjoyed it ever since. Originally, I thought to sell all my patterns (and create hundreds more) through my blog. I have neither designed hundreds... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Major Knitter
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In about three weeks, I'll be participating in the Mini Maker Faire in Westport, CT with all the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing units in town. Each unit is going to have some sort of booth activity with a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I decided to make my own dye using ingredients in my kitchen. I found water, salt, vinegar, beets, red cabbage, red onions, yellow onions and turmeric. If you want to try this at home - here is a good article... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Major Knitter
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So much fun. We had 30 people at the baby shower - 18 adults and 12 kids. The first thing people saw when they walked in the house was the play teepee in front of the fireplace. I made this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I had so much fun getting everyone in the baby mood when I went back home. I started about 3-4 weeks ago organizing the troops family. We got a secret Pinterest page going with pins from the mom-to-be's Pinterest page... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I love going home. I grew up in Iowa and spent most of my first 20 years there. I moved around with the military for some odd years. And 20 years ago I moved to New York and have lived... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Yes - WE won an award. I was home in Iowa this past weekend for the 2015 Friends of Recovery Banquet for Jackson Recovery Centers. I was completely surprised by the Women Helping Women award. This award was for all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I went back home to visit my family and co-hosted a baby shower for my nephew & niece-in-law. That's what all my secretive knitting has been about these past several weeks. I created seven different baby woodland animal hats. OK... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Hail! Hail! The gang's all here. And so we welcome you. Here are all five woodland animals who made the trek to Iowa. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Major Knitter
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My fourth critter of the Woodland Animal set is the little owl. He's less than three inches tall - cute and cuddly - and makes a great addition to the group. Cordell the Owl by Knit-a-Zoo US Size 1 needles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Hedgehogs are all the rage lately. Therefore it was an easy decision to add one to my Woodland Animals toy collection. I used: Julie Williams' Little Oddment Hedgehog pattern US Size 1 needles Knit Picks Palette - Lynx Heather, Wheat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Major Knitter
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So I didn't show you everything there was to show about my latest Wonderful Wallaby. You simply saw a hand knit size 2 toddler gray hooded sweatshirt. What I didn't show you was the razzamatazz. I added wolf ears to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I'm on a critter roll and I managed to finish an adorable fox. The pattern is Todd Fox by Amanda Berry Knit on US Size 1 needles with Knit Picks yarn - brown sugar, black and cream He's quite happy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Major Knitter