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Helen Griffin
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Attended OLM, (Bx), Walton HS,(Bx) and Metropolitan College (NY)
Lives in Queens
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First the Hill and Dale lace socks.. almost ready to start the heel—White will be the color of choice. I have lots of left over mini skeins (each about 8 to 10g) but I use the solid color ones up all the time.. as a contrasti...
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A full colorway is complete-- And a little bit more. I will likely start the heel, as the second repeat of color way nears completion, (just guessing by the length of the leg as I completed the first color way--which was 3.5 ...
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Why? Just why? (The Knitters Dilemma) I have no idea why I knit the things I do. Really, sometimes knitting is just a compulsive behavior, that I seem to have no control over. Like scarves, and shawls, and socks--Who ne...
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Not Sock Yet-- But they will be soon! Instead of a ribbed cuff, I went with garter stitch, --the body of the socks is ribbing—I didn't think a ribbed cuff would make much of difference—I tried out a few patterns for the ...
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Sweet looking socks, OfTroy!
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If not writing about it! First off, I finally finished the red socks—and as I worked them, I documented the heel. There are so many ways to shape a heel—I want to document a few different types for the sock tutorial—Th...
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I just kept knitting and thinking, and finally got the pattern down pat in my head-- The Waterfall lace pattern that is. I forgot in my last post to link to the pattern--so better late than never. But getting the patt...
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One—almost finished in this past week—and one awaiting it's turn. First—the one that is almost a FO—a swing type sweater...about 8 or 9 years old. As I picked this up to finish (the neck bind off, a sleeve to sew in—p...
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Again? Yes, again. Another skein of Meil Magic, (more than a few years old)is working up quickly—well once I finally settled on a cast on, and a stitch pattern! A crochet cast on, with open picots, and then welting for t...
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It didn't take long to finish the toe. Sure there were 4 extra stitches (64) to start. But with 4 decreases every other round, each round was shorter and faster to knit. The back of the sock has seamless look, with the hee...
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Which, in practical terms means, 3.75 inches done since the row of waste yarn was added. The image is the sole side, with the waste yarn very evident. The afterthought heel, will, I know from experience, add another 1...
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The last bit of olive and nile green remain..and by weight, only 5g of yarn remain. Already the scarf is more than 60 inches long. Finished, unblocked it will be close to 65 inches long, blocked another 10 or so inches will b...
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Thursday So I finished the hat, and started back to work on my red socks... which stubbornly refuse to show any progress..The still aren't 6 inches long, (I am convinced they will be!) but I continue to work a round or two...
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Knit wear Designer
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  • self employeed
    Knit wear Designer, present
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Queens
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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.

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