Category Archives: knitting

It is the Week Before Christmas

You would think I am feeling calm. I’m done all the shopping. The gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I even have the white elephant gifts for that game my mom always has at the family party. Yes, I’m ready for Christmas. What I’m not ready for is to leave my work behind. So I’m scrambling to have everything […]

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The Barber Pole – Why I love it.

I’ve been thinking lately about things that spinners hate and try to avoid. Barber poling is one of those things. It’s sort of like the whole pooling thing with many knitters. Spinners will try to avoid the barber pole at all costs. For those of you who don’t know, barber poling is what happens when you are plying and two […]

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Casting On

I have had an issue for the last couple of months and it all came clear a couple of weeks ago when I was going to my first University of Michigan Hockey game of the season. I like to knit at the games. I don’t like to knit things that are too complicated or too big. Before the game I […]

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Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp

I have had the opportunity over the years to meet some really fabulous people. Many of them have become my friends. Three of them started to gang up on me a little last year. All of them are awesome knitters and they are the kinds of knitters who design stuff! Greg Cotton doesn’t design stuff for anyone but himself as […]

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Once I Wanted to Name My Baby Lace.

Lousmith was not in favor of that so she is named Maggie (actually Margaret) after me and my grandmother. But that’s another story. Anyway, I’ve always loved lace. Really, all my life. I never thought I could make it though. Then I learned to ┬áknit and not very long after that I took a 3 day lace knitting class with […]

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Song of Spring

In the middle of February, right after I finished knitting Hiro I needed a new project. I spun up two 4 ounce batts that I bought at Rhinebeck from Josette McWilliams who is the genius behind Enchanted Knoll. The batts were called Freshwater Pearls. At first glance all is grey but when you look closer there are all the colors […]

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Baby Sweaters

I have a second grandchild due to be born in less than a month. I know. I don’t look a day over 35 but to tell the truth, today is my 49th birthday so I am certainly old enough to have grandchildren. I sigh sometimes when I think about it. Especially since the ones at home are only 13 (next […]

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In Which I am Injured

So remember when I talked about spinning for Hiro? Well, then I got really busy and the project was put aside for a little bit. ┬áThen the photography for my book was scheduled and things were needed for the shoot before I even got there and I sent them my Jacob Sweater. I have no good photos of the sweater […]

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