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Martha H
Interests: I love knitting, cycling, and "folk rock" music; I'm a mom to 17 y.o. and 29 y.o. sons; I live with multiple pets and a supportive, patient husband.
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I got to attend the Super Summer Knittogether in Nashville last week. The attendees were drawn by lottery, and while I did not get in at first, I was one of those who benefitted from others' withdrawals. I got my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at KnitCrit
Where oh where have I been? It's been 3 months since I last posted, and the time has been filled with new adventures in the life of a yarn rep. Yes, I will now say with pride and confidence that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at KnitCrit
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My box came from Fiesta! It's the one that contains all of the Fiesta yarn samples, along with a binder of patterns, too. There are also sales pamphlets, credit applications and purchase orders. So, it’s almost time to begin phoning... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at KnitCrit
One afternoon several weeks ago, I was working out on my elliptical and skimming through the latest issue of Knitter’s Magazine that had been delivered that day. In the Classifieds section was an ad for sales reps for Fiesta Yarns.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at KnitCrit
I’m a big Patty Griffin fan, and one of my favorite of her songs is Makin’ Pies. So, recently when I’ve been knitting several hats at once, I thought of myself as “makin’ hats.” None of them are for me;... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at KnitCrit
Here’s another installment of my Knippets – snippets about knitting and other things. I finally finished my Blooming Kudzu shawl and I really love it. The color is so deep and rich, while the drape of the cotton and bamboo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at KnitCrit
I have taken the first days of 2012 to think about which projects I want to knit and which year-long challenge groups I want to join in Ravelry. Last year, I set primarily monthly goals, with a few shorter challenges... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at KnitCrit
Last January, I posted about my preference to assign a word to a year, instead of specific resolutions. Last year’s word was Re-connecting. A year later, let me say that I did pretty well in my attempt to Re-connect in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at KnitCrit
The Bay Window in Irvington, Virginia, is my LYS (local yarn store). When I moved here full time last year, I began going to their Tuesday and Friday “Sit and Knits.” Before long, I had made many friends; friends who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at KnitCrit
I tend to be a joiner, enjoying the camaraderie that comes with sharing what I love with others who love the same activities. I prefer group rides to solo ones and will drive many miles to attend a knitting group.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at KnitCrit
Pea Island, an area on the north end of Hatteras Island on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is a place that I have visited throughout my life. Yesterday, I returned there with Bruce, after a long time away. Visiting the Wildlife... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at KnitCrit
When I went to my fiber stash to determine which roving would be turned into my first “real” spinning project, I selected 4 ounces of BFL that had been around for awhile. The packing slip was dated 3/24/08, which must... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at KnitCrit
Silky Wool, that luscious 50/50 Silk and Wool blend from Elsebeth Lavold, is my gold, my chocolate, my obsession. Ever since I knit BFF’s 50th birthday shawl with it six years ago, I’ve been hooked. When I have purchased some,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at KnitCrit
Beautiful yarn and fiber finds! The smaller festivals are so nice and provide the ability to really look at the merchandise, talk with the vendors, and know more about what you purchase.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2011 on Fiber festival and the moth wars at robknits
Welcome back! Your plans look good, with a nice mixture of projects so you won't get bored with any one of them. I, too, tried to get organized with my projects recently, but then I went to a fiber festival in Virginia, and then Rhinebeck. Now I have to spend time knitting and spinning; not buying. See you in Dallas?
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2011 on Reboot at robknits
Life has been a little crazy here in the house of Knitcrit. Immediately after returning from Rhinebeck, I became engrossed in volunteering at my son’s school; specifically, in charge of a silent auction fundraiser. It is over now, funds were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at KnitCrit
I haven’t posted my October goals before now because I have been too busy working on getting them knitted since they have actual deadlines. The first and most important is the Rhinebeck 2011 sweater. In fact, this quick post is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at KnitCrit
It has been several years since I last attended the Fall Fiber Festival on the grounds of Montpelier, the home of James Madison, located just outside of Orange, Virginia. The festival had become sort of boring, with the same old... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at KnitCrit
When we were married in 2001, it was just after 9/11, so our honeymoon plans to France had to be postponed. Our choice of Charlottesville as a replacement for Provence wasn’t very far-fetched, since both offer great hiking, local food... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at KnitCrit
Back in the spring of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel – a Kromski Symphony. I signed up for lessons back then, but was unable to complete the class because of work priorities. Those last lessons were critical for me,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at KnitCrit
One great joy of going to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY in October is that you have the opportunity to see many beautiful knit sweaters. With that comes my own desire to knit a lovely... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at KnitCrit
Our trip last week took us to colleges in our state of Virginia, as well as three other southeastern states. We visited Virginia Tech, High Point University, Clemson, Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and NC State. Today, my younger son... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at KnitCrit
One of the people whose blog I read recently posted about her four step plan to tackle her knitting WIPs. I read it with interest, happy that I don’t have that many WIPs. My issue, however, is the number of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2011 at KnitCrit
“Save the Date. Hallie and Stephen. July 23, 2011.” The magnet has been on our refrigerator for over a year. Hallie’s parents are Bruce’s closest friends from college. Bruce met Hallie the day she was born. There are other close... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at KnitCrit