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Helpful Household Hint #2

Maybe it’s the start of a very bad joke: Q: What do Knitters do on vacation? A: They Crochet! Yeah.  Okay.  Probably should not have gone there.  But the truth is sometimes I just want to crochet.  As much as I will forever love my ever-expanding and all-consuming (space-consuming?) collection …

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Deciphering Antique Knitting Patterns

So.  We’ve Gone Time Traveling, reading knitting patterns and books from a century ago or more.  And instead of neatly formatted, proofread patterns with standardized notation, we are dealing with typos, antiquated phrasing, incomplete finishing instructions, and of course the bane of every knitter’s life, mistakes in the pattern. Ugh. …

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Free Spring Stitch Pattern – Butterfly Cable

Nearly Three Weeks Into Spring, and Saturday was the first day I ventured outside without my winter coat.  It was lovely.  Breezy, blowzy, with Spring’s trademark combination of post-winter damp and pre-summer warmth.  It made me want to dig my kites out of winter storage and go kite flying.  Because …

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