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A Heel-Turning Virgin No Longer

“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” ~ Arnold Henry Glasow, American Thinker & Humorist I did it! I did it! Check it out…a successfully turned sock heel. No tears. No tragedies. No runs. Just a heel…simple. I have finally made a sock that is shaped like a foot! […]

Knitting My First Sock…Once Again

“If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.” ~William Blake, English Poet & Visionary As some of you may know, I am a knitter. At least, sometimes I am. I did my first stint of knitting when I was about seven. Then I gave it up when I was nine. I […]

Yarn Fun for Autumn

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~George Eliot i.e. Mary Anne Evans, 19th-century British Novelist Here in England the autumn is rolling in quite quickly. By far my absolute favorite season, it has that crisp, heady […]

A few months ago I took up yoga, and have so far observed many things about it and about myself. I won’t bore you with the details. There are two things that apply widely though: you have muscles that you have never dreamed of in places you’ve never felt. And, going with the modern, “women’s […]

Recycling: Yarn Scraps

There are always so many little tiny pieces of yarn that are left over after a knit or crochet project. They get trimmed from color changes, from adding on a new ball here and there and from portions of store-bought yarn that should never have made it through quality control. I hate throwing them away. […]

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