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Punch Pops

Neil and the boys got me a few fun things for Christmas: The book and ice pop molds were on my wish list, but still, they’ll never convince me that they weren’t selfishly-motivated with these purchases. It reminds me of the year I got Neil an answering machine because I wanted one. Or the year […]

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Granny’s Squares

My aunt and my mother have been going through my grandmother’s things in the last few months, and now and then they pass along something that might interest me.  Last time I visited home, I was the lucky recipient of all this.  There are benefits to being the only remaining knitter in the family! The […]

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Wrapped up

Thank you, if you commented on my last post, emailed me, or posted on Facebook.  It meant a lot to me. In flipping through the (many) skirts hanging in my closet this weekend, I realized that they were all in happy floral quilting cottons, funky thrifted bedsheets, or silly novelty fabrics.  Nothing really struck me […]

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Picture Spring, week four

We lost my grandmother yesterday. The kids stayed home from school today and this morning we were talking about Granny, what funerals are like, heaven, how Grandma (her daughter, my mother) must be feeling, how we are feeling… and we also spent some time sitting quietly together on my bed, propped up on pillows, reading […]

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Toast for Granny

So I made another pair of Toast.  This is the style without the thumbs – they’re just plain, straight tubes of knit stitch, and about as simple as it gets.  In theory anyway. Ever get the idea that some projects are just doomed from the start? First I cast on too few stitches.  Then too […]

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A trio of lap quilts

More Christmas crafting, anyone?  Given how much the four of us like the quilts I made us this fall, I thought maybe some other people on our list would like lap quilts, too.  I made three of them, all roughly 40×40, and all using fabrics I had left from other projects.  This one was given […]

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Hanky panky

Today is my grandmother’s birthday.  Since a lady doesn’t discuss her age, I won’t presume to blab it to everyone here on her behalf.  Let’s just say, she’s one year away from a big number which is one decade away from a huge number.  And that’s all I’ll say about that. What I can talk […]

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