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by erin on September 30, 2014

There is a cool new event all month long at our favorite local yarn stores!  Check it out:     (crash, bang, BOOM).   Darn it.  Stupid thing won’t work, so here’s the skinny on Socktober:   Celebrate at Yarns Etc and Great Yarns! with Beautiful Sock Yarns Classes Tricks and Techniques Sock fun for […]


Making More Knitters

by erin on April 29, 2014

I’ve had some time lately to watch knitters interacting.  I’ve been struck by the sheer enjoyment knitters get from teaching others about knitting.  This extends to needle felting, crocheting, and probably macrame, but I’m particularly struck by the patience and enthusiasm shown when one knitter is teaching another.   This can happen in many different […]



by erin on November 12, 2013

I have news.  I have such news for you.  This is the kind of news where your hand grabs your cell phone and you are calling your other knitter friends and freaking the frak out while you’re reading this post.   That kind of news.   Let me start with a little story.   I […]


A Tale of Two Socks

by erin on October 1, 2013

I’ve just come off of a fantastic weekend.  My mother’s birthday was celebrated, and we snuck my sister in from Chicago to surprise both her and my father.  We are not a family of pranksters, so my folks never saw it coming until my sister was standing in their doorway.  It was wonderful.  And what […]

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Lord Kitchener

by erin on May 7, 2013

I thought today might be a fun day to shake it up, talk about a technique that is used in knitting.  I present to you the valuable skill of grafting, also known as weaving or Kitchener Stitch. Do you know why it’s sometimes called Kitchener stitch?  During World War I, soldier kept getting holes in […]

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Some Knits, Some News, And A Story

by erin on September 18, 2012

Well, I jumped the gun last week.  But now, now NOW (!)  the website is up and running.  I think they got Gandalf in there for a day or two to finish up the work (and it is a B-E-A-Utiful site, dontcha think?).  I now put on my fancy clothes when I sit down to […]



by erin on September 18, 2008

This week has been all about finishing for me. One spell of cooler weather and my mind is very  ready to start sharing and wearing wool! Warm, comforting, delightful wool! The first thing I finished was a new hat for my handsome husband, that’s my favorite stripe pattern… as you will soon see. It seems […]

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