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Kathleen Dames
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quick + purly: 5 men's vests
There are lots of knitting patterns for us ladies (and I'm doing my part to bring more of them into the world - more on that next week), but there's good stuff out there for the gentlemen, too, if you know where to look. Today I found five handsome colorwor...
There are lots of knitting patterns for us ladies (and I'm doing my part to bring more of them into the world - more on that next week), but there's good stuff out there for the gentlemen, too, if you know where to look. T...
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FO-tastic: Sotherton
Sotherton is a favorite of mine because it really shows what a knit can do for your figure. There are many lovely examples on Ravelry - here's a small sample of what beauties people have created... lanismom looks lovely in hers - she used short rows to crea...
Sotherton is a favorite of mine because it really shows what a knit can do for your figure. There are many lovely examples on Ravelry - here's a small sample of what beauties people have created... lanismom looks lovely in he...
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Meet me in the Forum
Are you on Ravelry ? My RavID is Purly - go ahead and "friend" me. (Do you ever marvel over the effect the internet has had on the English language? "Email" and "friend" are verbs, "like" is a noun...) I have a forum over there, too, which is a great place ...
Are you on Ravelry? My RavID is Purly - go ahead and "friend" me. (Do you ever marvel over the effect the internet has had on the English language? "Email" and "friend" are verbs, "like" is a noun...) I have a forum over ther...
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Easter Egg Yarn Dying - DIY
As a knitter, how do you choose your yarn? I am drawn to its fiber, its twist, its weight. But the first pull is always its color. The first yarn I ever fell for was kettle-dyed Manos del Uruguay, and I always fall for beautiful hand-dyed yarn over the unif...
As a knitter, how do you choose your yarn? I am drawn to its fiber, its twist, its weight. But the first pull is always its color. The first yarn I ever fell for was kettle-dyed Manos del Uruguay, and I always fall for beauti...
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No April Fool's over at Interweave
The good people of Interweave are offering half-off over on their site all April Fool's Day on everything. Pretty sweet, especially if you want to buy something like The Best of Jane Austen Knits : The Best of Jane Austen Knits edited by Amy Clarke Moore pu...
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Video: 2tLTCO
How do you cast on when you have lots of stitches? Do you find yourself running out of yarn before you've cast on enough? Or do you end up with a long-long-long tail of yarn, when you only have that one precious skein? Me, too! Well, "me, too" before I unve...
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quick + purly: 5 cowls
Spring spring springspring SPRING! Now that the weather is improving, I'm starting to look for portable projects that I can work on outside. Cowls (a.k.a. circular scarves) seem like a great option: worked in the round = less likely to lose a DPN one skein ...
Spring spring springspring SPRING! Now that the weather is improving, I'm starting to look for portable projects that I can work on outside. Cowls (a.k.a. circular scarves) seem like a great option: worked in the round = les...
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Mother's Day ideas: Upon the Spanish Main
Are you planning to knit something special for Mother's Day? How about Upon the Spanish Main - a pretty, wide-triangle shawl with a deep lace border (charted and written versions included). You will only need one skein of sock yarn (maybe that special one? ...
Are you planning to knit something special for Mother's Day? How about Upon the Spanish Main - a pretty, wide-triangle shawl with a deep lace border (charted and written versions included). You will only need one skein of soc...
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quick + purly: 5 pullovers
Are you still in the mood for lace but looking for something a little quicker? Perhaps a worsted weight pullover with a smidge of lace would fit the bill. Levina by Laura Chau $7 CAD  pretty and flattering use of Ostrich Plumes Indian ocean pullover by Ayak...
Are you still in the mood for lace but looking for something a little quicker? Perhaps a worsted weight pullover with a smidge of lace would fit the bill. Levina by Laura Chau $7 CAD  pretty and flattering use of Ostrich Pl...
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quick + purly: 5 triangle shawls
Spring! Spring. Come on, Spring. What better way to keep warm than a pretty triangle shawl? We are finally getting to those days where it is heavenly in the sunshine, but it can still be chilly in the shade. And for that I love a little shawl, preferably la...
Spring! Spring. Come on, Spring. What better way to keep warm than a pretty triangle shawl? We are finally getting to those days where it is heavenly in the sunshine, but it can still be chilly in the shade. And for that I lo...
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quick + purly: 5 lacy pullovers
In hoping for Spring (snow showers this weekend in NYC?! sigh), I thought lighter (sport or fingering weight), lacy pullovers would be fun to explore. Plus, I've got a lace pullover in tech edit/testing now, so it's on my brain. What's on your to-knit list ...
In hoping for Spring (snow showers this weekend in NYC?! sigh), I thought lighter (sport or fingering weight), lacy pullovers would be fun to explore. Plus, I've got a lace pullover in tech edit/testing now, so it's on my bra...
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  • Gomez, Inc.
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  • O'Reilly Media
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Wilmette, IL - Boston, MA - Gloucester, MA - Brighton, MA - Somerville, MA - Cambridge, MA - Chelsea, MA - St. Louis, MO - Washington, D.C.
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I'm a designer, both the graphic kind and the knitting variety, an exquisitely focused knitter, and mom to two wonderful girls and stepmom to a super boy.
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  • Washington University
    English & American Literature, 1990 - 1993
  • American University
    International Studies, 1989 - 1990
  • Rice University
    Publishing Program, 1992 - 1992
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Wilson Fivel
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New pattern: Strawberry-Picking Shrug
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Hop on over to Jane Austen Knits for my next design. Strawberry-Picking Shrug, Jane Austen Knits 2014 Perfect for Emma to wear on a visit to

New Year, Same Me :)
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As far as I'm concerned, today is the first day of 2014. The kids are back in school, the tree is put away, and I can start getting my head

I am actually an actual feminist housewife
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Jezebel sent out a tweet criticizing the recent New York magazine story about feminist housewives, which is how I found out about it. First

N e e d l e p r i n t: King Charles I - His Knitted Vest
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As a knitted item in itself, we would appreciate this wonderfully designed and patterned vest. Believed to have been worn by King Charles I

The Heroines of Jane Austen Knits
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Knitting Daily is a community for knitters who want inspiration, innovation, and motivation. Knitting Daily provides cutting-edge knitting c

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her “Puffy” App...
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The speculation is a misogynistic assault, the actress writes, and it’s time to change the conversation.

Reflections On the Grand Experiment: By a Crunchy Betty | Crunchy Betty
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And the best lesson out of all of this experimentation has been not that I can wash my hair without shampoo, but rather that I am who I say

Kathleen Dames: Pattern: JOY garland
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A little something for the holidays! I dubbed this garland "JOY" because it came out even better than I thought it might. You see,

My favorite Maine LYS. Great yarn selection including String Theory and Quince & Co. (both Maine yarnies). And Ellen is wonderful!
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Great selection of yarn including house brand line, Harrisville, and Jaggerspun.
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