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Category Archives: Knitting

Knitting: How I Learned …

Recently on Flickr, where I share the occasional photo, a lovely acquaintance of mine, Sherry Galey, asked me the question, “How would you recommend a novice start off? I do know the basic stitch but that’s it!” I was going to send Sherry a private email but then I thought this might be something more […]

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Eleanor had some wisdom

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Fair warning: this is one of the longest posts I’ve done so feel free to skip over any/all. One of the reasons I’ve continued with my photo journal / blog is because some people I know like to look in […]

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Lately . . .

Lately … . . . We have been entertaining by having couples over for brunch — what a great way to entertain! Nearly everything can be made in advance so that the morning-of all that’s needed is toss things in the oven, pull the fruit/berry plate out of the fridge, brown the sausages, and wait […]

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Tending

 tending: caring for or looking after; giving one’s attention to So I’ve been tending. Tending to: time with friends; weeding, transplanting, and daydreaming in my yard; bike rides; practicing with my beloved piano; knitting (really enjoying making this Saroyan scarf — did you know it’s named for the character Dr Saroyan on Bones?); finding a special gift […]

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mystery bag: an assortment of this n’ that

Now that the rhododendrons are threatening to pop open, I’m thinking how nice it would be to throw a brunch party — just like this — (well maybe for us ‘more mature’ gals)  just because, or maybe to celebrate something or another — spring perhaps. The other day I made enough homemade baked beans that, […]

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As Mrs. Ali said to the Major …

“I am to be converted to the joys of knitting,’ said Mrs. Ali, smiling at the Major. ‘My condolences,’ he said.” — Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Novel “The information is now in your hands for you to enjoy in the way that suits you best. Learn it all, or learn a little […]

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