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Of hoodies and granny squares

So, it appears I am a softie.  As the mother of two growing boys, I don’t often get requests from them for handmade things.  And so when one of them says, “Mom, can you knit me a sweater?” you can bet I first pick my jaw up off the floor and then I say, “of […]

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It’s finished! It’s finished! It’s finished!

aaaaand, it’s going to be 80+ degrees by this afternoon.  Harumph.  So I probably won’t be wearing my new Tea Leaves Cardigan today, but I’m happy to know it’s finished and ready to go, as soon as the warm+muggy stuff leaves and the crisp+cool stuff returns.  I guess I needn’t have worried about finishing in […]

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Knit like the wind

I’ve been listening to past episodes of Brenda Dayne’s Cast-On podcast lately.  The podcast opens with a male voice urging, “knit! knit like the wind!”  I get a chuckle out of that every time, mainly because my own knitting experience is usually anything but urgent.  I limit my knitting time to an hour or two […]

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Twin tops

Pillowcase dresses are a favorite thing of mine to make, although I don’t do it very often.  In theory, there are few things easier to make than this.  I say “in theory” because today the process was anything but easy.  User error.  And plenty of it.  Ever have one of those days where you just […]

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Riding the rails

Last weekend we took a train ride.  We missed the first leg of the journey – the train chugged right past us, as we were pulling into the station – but we went up and got our prepaid tickets from the counter anyway, and were told that we could meet up with the train in […]

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