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Category Archives: Knitting

Pleasure is good

The sun leaned on me like a dog against its master’s leg. I’d been practicing for over an hour yet it seemed like only minutes. Like a kid who’s being called home for dinner, I knew I had to leave the piano. But I could have played on until the sun slunk away. And so, […]

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as promised, knitting

Charlotte Eriksson was quoted saying, “… so this is for us. This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and love and this is for doing it even if no one will ever know because the beauty is in the act of doing it.” That can apply to anything we do or create, including knitting. My […]

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Murmuration

So, have you ever seen a murmuration before? If not, or if you’re simply wondering what a murmuration is, check out this video: I realize it’s been ages since I last post. I want to thank all my friends, family and acquaintances for your kind thoughts after I shared about the recent death of our […]

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for the knitters

I think I was meant to be a knitter. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been strongly attracted to yarn, yarn shops, and I’ve even been known to buy yarn — before I ever learned to knit. True story. I finished my Nordic Wind shawl and am a tad more-than-pleased with it. My […]

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Colourful toes to chocolate cake

“The most wasted of days, is one without laughter.” — e.e. cummings I don’t know yet about today, but I can guarantee that we laughed enough the other evening to last us at least a week of those days. We attended an incredible Pirate Party where everyone (all were retirement aged) was dressed up as […]

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First socks

“I find people interesting. People trying hard are interesting. People with a passion are interesting – whether it’s old cars or taxidermy or knitting.” — Clare Balding. (I agree with you Clare) I did it. I made my own socks. I’ve held off making socks because I’ve been intimidated by the many knitters who grumble […]

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