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Joe Wilcox
Attended Rutgers University
Lives in New Hope, PA 18938
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Conveying Drape
Photos and words of knitted or other hand-crafted garments just don't seem to convey the texture, heft and/or drape of the fabric. Critical Factor in Garment Design When I'm design a sweater or a scarf or any other garment, the drape of the resulting fabric...
Photos and words of knitted or other hand-crafted garments just don't seem to convey the texture, heft and/or drape of the fabric. Critical Factor in Garment Design. When I'm design a sweater or a scarf or any other garment, the drape of the resulting fabric is an important factor to how the ...
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Blush Worthy
It never ceases to amaze me when folks consider a compliment from me as more important than from someone else. Who Is Blush-Worthy To You? Marie posted a beautiful beaded Peacock Shawl she made with Sock-Ease (my favorite solid color) and I noted what nice ...
Who Is Blush-Worthy To You? Marie posted a beautiful beaded Peacock Shawl she made with Sock-Ease (my favorite solid color) and I noted what nice work she does and she replied with a ::blush:: (I hope you don't mind that I stole your photo from Facebook). It made me realize how much value in ...
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More Random Thoughts
The first two times I published lists like this kind of depleted a lot of my more clever thoughts. More Random Thoughts - III The word is voilà people...not wallah! The fact that many of the clients I've worked employ idiots has made for a successful career...
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Please Stand Up to Bigotry and Hatred
Recently, I posted a questionnaire to a Facebook High School Reunion group, answering questions about my experience in High School.  One of the questions asked was if I was a a cheerleader, and my reply was, "No, that would be gay." One Person Can Make a Di...
Recently, I posted a questionnaire to a Facebook High School Reunion group, answering questions about my experience in High School. One of the questions asked was if I was a a cheerleader, and my reply was, "No, that would be gay." ...
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When I Forget
Frequently, I forget and need to be reminded that my satisfaction comes from within. I Feel Amazing Over the last few weeks, I've often been feeling sad, hopeless, angry and vengeful. When I have these feelings, I am more apt to start flame wars on social m...
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The Big Reveal
The blog contest to guess what yarn I used for my interlocking crochet scarves was very revealing to me, so now it's time to reveal to you! Twists and Turns and Deception So, I have a confession to make...I re-wound the yarn in hanks to disguise the source....
The blog contest to guess what yarn I used for my interlocking crochet scarves was very revealing to me, so now it's time to reveal to you! Twists and Turns and Deception So, I have a confession to make...I re-wound the yarn in hanks to disguise the source. One other confession.
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Selling Knitting Patterns
I'm not a very prolific designer, but I have "published" a few patterns for knitters and crocheters, and I have been more than thrilled with how easy it is to publish and sell patterns on Ravelry. Being a Ravelry "Pro" Back in 2012, I realized that I could ...
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Dreamers Make Lousy Estimators
When it comes to estimating how long a project will take me, I almost always underestimate. Forever Hopeful I think I know in my heart-of-hearts that I won't be able to finish a project as quickly as I think I will.   While I knit a lot, I always seem to im...
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Roadmap To A Stir-Fry
Getting advice from a number of friends who have cooked from Chinese restaurants, I have finally gotten to the point where I can make a pretty decent spicy stir-fry. My Process Here's my process and ingredients for a decent spicy Tofu Stir-Fry Ingredients C...
My Process. Here's my process and ingredients for a decent spicy Tofu Stir-Fry Ingredients Cooked rice (I usually start to cook my rice when I'm starting preparation for the stir-fry for timining) 1 block organic extra firm tofu. Crushed red pepper 3 Tablespoons Canola oil (separated into 1 and ...
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Dreaming of the Yarn Business Again
Like many knitters and spinners, every once in a while I dream about what it would be like to own a yarn store or a spinning mill. Dreams Will Stay Just Dreams I've known a lot of yarn store owners in my time as a knitter and in more recent years, I've met ...
Dreams Will Stay Just Dreams. I've known a lot of yarn store owners in my time as a knitter and in more recent years, I've met a few people that own spinning mills. One conversation with any of them will dissuade me from the notion that it would be idyllic to own a fiber-related business.
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The Wonders of Sock-Ease
You all know how much I love Koigu, and Black Bunny Fibers and Madeline Tosh.  But there are a lot of good reasons to go with yarns like Lion Brand Sock-Ease . Thaddeus' Sister Thaddeus has only one sister, and she's quite an amazing woman. She has a number...
She has a number of amazing talents, but one of them is being able to find a cheap garment or accessory at a TJ Max store or at a thrift store and match it up with something more expensive, to make her entire ensemble look like a million bucks. That's kind of how I see matching Sock-Ease with my ...
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Blog Contest Update
It never ceases to amaze me how many regular blog readers I have who lurk quietly...until there's a prize to be won. Exhibitionism Even without an audience, I would probably still keep this blog going.  I like being able to document my thoughts and fiber-pr...
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50 something gay man in a relationship since 1983 who works as a computer consultant.
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Has been knitting since the 1980's and was one of the guys who created the Men's Knitting Retreats (www.mensknittingretreat.com).
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    Business Administration, 1977 - 1982
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Beautifully scenic area of Upstate New York with wonderful staff, great food and retreats that are worth attending. Housing can be somewhat rustic, so if you're looking for fancy accommodations, you should look for higher-priced venues, but if you're looking for a friendly, welcoming and beautiful experience, this is my go-to place.
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