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Reflecting on Editing

January 10, 2017

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In my last post, I have been reflecting on how to share my life online. When I began volunteering in the fibery yarn world, I was told by a known working knitter that compensation is never stated in public. Yet not to share information of being compensated (the details of how do not need to […]

Invigorating Nostalgia

January 6, 2017

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The obvious tale my website spins is that I have been undergoing a number of changes in my life. Applying my field of technology experience to the yarn industry since I began blogging in 2002 is one. The huge personal life changes are meeting BFF and my daughter’s birth. All three were instrumental when I […]

Back to Basics: Blue Jeans and Knitting Patterns

December 23, 2016

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For the past six years, I have been plagued with the issue of trying to replace much loved blue jeans. Shopping for denim garments is a challenge because of the physical changes that the fabric often provides. Upon the suggestion of my mother-in-law, I changed to a different style, cut, and brand. That change is […]

Hoppy Is as Hoppy Does

December 18, 2016

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Ever have your dominoes fall into line perfectly? Or have you received something unexpectedly wonderful? This month had a couple of downs, but this week a couple of ups literally threw us “into the black” ink of life. Because of the good news, I had wanted to delay writing my post which now is being […]

Fixating on Improvement

December 2, 2016

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People often try to better their lives at least once. For some like me, obtaining near perfection (because reaching that goal is truly unrealistic) is an obsession that rears its ugly head in various forms. The induced stress can make or break our minds. If we can direct the stress to positive channels, great! But […]

Kicking off the ModeKnit Yarns Corset KAL

June 23, 2016

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Because I saw that a couple of folks had not received their yarn yet, I thought I could start the Corset KAL on a slight delay. I had cast on and finished Chart A with two (2) rows of Chart B. I did knit this pattern ahead to see how certain changes might work for […]