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Helen Griffin
Works at self employeed
Attended OLM, (Bx), Walton HS,(Bx) and Metropolitan College (NY)
Lives in Queens
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Embroidery done, punch found (not really lost) and grommets too. Too bad there are just 6, (not even enough for 1 sneaker) and in several different colors (I want all white). I think I want white ribbon, too, but green is a c...
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 I still haven't picked my blue socks back up—but I have knit a few (unsuccessful) swatches-- And I have taken a skein of homespun (From Robyn Love) and made it into a cake for knitting up-- It is a beautiful skein—Baby I...
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Sweet Success! One of my goals for 2015 was improving my web page. So far, I am happy with the progress I am making towards that goal. There have been a number of behind the scenes changes (and more to come) I have lin...
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Cast On and Ribbed
Even a round or 2 of beading done! Its hard to see, but the cast on is a
bit of an edging. First an Italian (tubular) cast on, followed by 2
complete rows of simple double knitting—a complete row requires 2
passes to “work” every stitch. Then, as I joined ...
Even a round or 2 of beading done! Its hard to see, but the cast on is a bit of an edging. First an Italian (tubular) cast on, followed by 2 complete rows of simple double knitting—a complete row requires 2 passes to “work...
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ProgressingProgressing
The foot of the Tyger, Tyger socks is
almost 6 inches—a nice bit of progress. About 2/3rds done—but
progress will halt—When I get to 7.5 inches, I am going to start on
my next pair of socks, blue ones for myself. I'll bring the Tyger
socks with me on Thu...
The foot of the Tyger, Tyger socks is almost 6 inches—a nice bit of progress. About 2/3rds done—but progress will halt—When I get to 7.5 inches, I am going to start on my next pair of socks, blue ones for myself. I'll bring t...
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Finally, Fringed!spa
A quick little nothing—Knit in a
week, and now a month later finally finished. Fringe is a nice
finishing touch to a garment and/or accessory—but fringe is slow
and tedious to do. This was some of the yarn I purchased on my
Mayday trip to Smiley's closing...
A quick little nothing—Knit in a week, and now a month later finally finished. Fringe is a nice finishing touch to a garment and/or accessory—but fringe is slow and tedious to do. This was some of the yarn I purchased on my M...
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So a little bit of embroider last night, and a little more this morning, and a few little flowers are complete. My penciled outline is fading and rubbing off as I work, but that's OK—it was just a guideline. My flowers (and f...
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but not really knitting.--I still haven't finished the leg, let alone the whole pair of socks I started 2 weeks ago—So I can't claim to have done much knitting.  The leg of the sock is just short ( by a row or two) of 5 inche...
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Tyger, Tyger—Done
Here they are, completed. It was a
good thing I had my DD try them on—I had added a few extra rows,
and the socks were just short of 8 inches when she did—and they
were still a half inch too short. 8.5 inches of the foot—then another
2+ a bit for the toe s...
Here they are, completed. It was a good thing I had my DD try them on—I had added a few extra rows, and the socks were just short of 8 inches when she did—and they were still a half inch too short. 8.5 inches of the foot—t...
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Almost There.
Actually, I have met my target--(7.5
inches) but—I am not satisfied. I will do an other 2 or 3 rounds
before I stop. On LEGS, the sock looks long enough to fit, but LEGS,
like most display models, has small feet. For years, the display
size for shoes wa...
Actually, I have met my target--(7.5 inches) but—I am not satisfied. I will do an other 2 or 3 rounds before I stop. On LEGS, the sock looks long enough to fit, but LEGS, like most display models, has small feet. For years, t...
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Not a Half Foot
By any measure. Just 4 inches. My
size 9 feet need about 9.25 inches of foot in a sock. These socks,
for my DD (and her slightly larger feet) will need 9.5 inches of foot
in a sock (if not even more!) so with 4 inches done, they are still
short of being ...
By any measure. Just 4 inches. My size 9 feet need about 9.25 inches of foot in a sock. These socks, for my DD (and her slightly larger feet) will need 9.5 inches of foot in a sock (if not even more!) so with 4 inches done, t...
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Slowed down, but not to a halt
There are disadvantage to apartment
living—different ones than living in a house with neighbors,
sometimes worse--Like leaks. I have been suffering from my upstairs
neighbors carelessness for almost a month...Intermittent leaks. Over enthusiastic auguring ...
There are disadvantage to apartment living—different ones than living in a house with neighbors, sometimes worse--Like leaks. I have been suffering from my upstairs neighbors carelessness for almost a month...Intermittent lea...
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Knit wear Designer
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Employment
  • self employeed
    Knit wear Designer, present
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Currently
Queens
Previously
The Bronx - NYC
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Not quite a polymath, but way more commited than a dilettant, I am one of those people who has failed at specialization.

Currently, I am engaged in pattern writing—specifically for knittng, but I also blog and maintain a web page, make videos, and... the list goes on.

I am occasionally achronisitc, but more often, I am slightly ahead of the curve (for my age cohort) –most often I am 2 standard deviations from the norm!

NYC born and bred, I can't imagine living any where else.

Education
  • OLM, (Bx), Walton HS,(Bx) and Metropolitan College (NY)
    Business Administration, 1989 - 1992
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