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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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It's Friday and I'm not quite finished with my Dr. Who Scarf because, well, to tell you the truth, this thing goes on and on and on. It's already about seven feet tall - but I checked with Primogeniture and... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Major Knitter
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Toight was our Pomperaug District Dinner where we gave out awards to the top volunteers in Pomperaug District. Each year we try something new with desserts to keep it interesting. Last night we created a Dutch Oven Dessert Buffet. I... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Major Knitter
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Kudos to those of you who correctly guessed that my mystery knitting was a Dr. Who scarf. You were correct. I've completed approximately one quarter of the scarf. Originally I was going to follow the pattern on the left, but... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Major Knitter
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BF and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. There were the traditional gifts that we exchange with one another. As you know, I always knit a pair of cashmere socks for BF. This year, I designed a lovely pair of striped... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Major Knitter
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My two guys were hanging out together this weekend. They went snowboarding at one of the local spots on Sunday afternoon. Then Big Bro took Little Bro up to his university to hang out and show him around. I went... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I'm using up my leftovers to make some projects. This is one that I've been working on this weekend. Pros I get to use up leftover remnants of yarn The stripes are aesthetically pleasing It looks like it was planned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Woohoo! As of today, I have finished eighty-one swatches for my I HEART BLANKET. 9 striped swatches 9 solid color framed reverse stockinette heart swatches 9 fair isle multicolor heart swatches 9 solid color foursquare heart swatches 21 large color... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Major Knitter
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I would call it a snow day, but right here on the Long Island Sound we're getting a wintry mix rather than snow - so school has been canceled today. For anyone counting at home, this is the third week... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Last night was The County Assembly Charity Ball in Fairfield County. It's a Sadie Hawkins dance to raise funds for local charities. The teenagers looked so adorable. Secundogeniture and his date looked so gorgeous and grown-up as did all the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Ok knitting friends, I need a little help for my friend Joanne. She's busy knitting a baby sweater and is just short of a little bit of yarn to finish her project. She's looking for one more skein of Cascade... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Doesn't that sound like a rock band? They should be. These dogs are hours of entertainment. This week we had a lot of snow in the northeast. We got hit with 8-10 inches of snow and snow was canceled once... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Major Knitter
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It's the second week of the semester and our schools closed for another snow day. The kiddos are loving this schedule! We got 10-12 inches of snow and after shoveling it all day, I came inside and enjoyed a hot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Our neighborhood is the best neighborhood in town. I mean that. One of the reasons is that we live on a little street that has only one entrance/exit to the same loop. This means that we really don't get a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Major Knitter
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Our local high school has an award winning radio program. The students get real life experience with the rules of the FCC, being Disc Jockeys, mixing music, learning public communications skills, live streaming, sports announcing, and so much more. Today... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Major Knitter
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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 Jan 27, 2015 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 Jan 27, 2015 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