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Joe Wilcox
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Persistence Pays Off
Most non-knitters seem to think that patience is the main skill set required to knit...patience is perhaps the main skill set required to learn to knit, but persistence is the skill set that makes someone a successful knitter. Same With Blogging Feedspot is...
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Help Beat the Koch Brothers
Here in the U.S., two extremely rich brothers, Charles and David Koch (CEO and EVP of Koch Industries) have used their billions of dollars of inherited wealth to purchase our government. Take It Back! Back in 2012, I got to meet Cecelia Tkaczyk, a sheep far...
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QueerJoe's Top 10 Rules for Successful Knit Blogging
Do you blog about knitting or other fiber arts?  Are you considering starting to blog? My Hints, Tips and Suggestions for Knit Bloggers I've been consistently blogging about knitting and queer issues since 2002, and not always well, but I've learned a lot o...
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Color Preferences
Each year they come up with a new color for the year, and now I've come to find out there's a new "color to avoid for 2016" - some variant of vibrant green. What Bullshit Don't get me wrong, I don't think I would enjoy wearing a sweater made in "neon slime ...
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Thanks! :: blush:: hope to reopen the shop this weekend.
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I Admit it...I'm a Troll
Recently, I had a revelation that allowed me to realize something about myself I wouldn't have admitted until proven evidence showed it to be true.  I can be a hateful troll. Recent Proof Larry, someone I know and respect, posted something to social media a...
Recent Proof. Larry, someone I know and respect, posted something to social media about his rationale for bad-mouthing Donald Trump in response to one of his friend's assertion that the bad-mouthing was hateful and should stop or result in losing a friend. Clearly Larry's friend was a big fan of ...
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Unexpected Power of YouTube
A while ago, when I published the Koigu Interlocking Crochet Scarf pattern, I put out a small video tutorial to help guide folks in following the pattern instruction. Little Did I Realize I honestly figured I might get a few hundred views of the video, but ...
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Carol Sulcoski
In a brilliant literary move, Carol has taken on the mantle of knitting expert has deservedly put herself in the annals of knitting history with her latest book. A Place In History Much like "Principles of Knitting" has taken a place in knitting history, so...
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THE REVEAL!
Lately, on a lot of television shows, the culmination of the show is "the reveal" and I've grown to enjoy the anticipation of this type of show summary for a while now. One of Many Examples Thaddeus and I enjoy watching "The Dead Files" ...a paranormal show...
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Reading My Knitting
Many long-time knitters say that the most important skill in knitting, is to be able to "read" your knitting...or understand how a stitch looks on the needles, so you know when it looks wrong  (here's a great blog on doing that) . Needing a New Skill Set I'...
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Stealing Others' Work
For years, I've heard designers complain about having their patterns ripped off, and it never seemed like a big concern. Then It Happened to Me! Recently, I had a spike in sales on Ravelry for my Koigu Cross Stitch Scarf. This pattern is one of my favorites...
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That's frustrating. I encountered this daily when i had my shop. People would balk at paying $4, 5, 6 for a pattern and would be insulted that I wasn't willing to copy the pattern for them. I fear it only has gotten worse with the digital age. Do you make your patterns available for lys sales via Ravelry?  I have gone back and forth with that because unscrupulous owners might print and then make copies...not sure what the answer is, except to hope and maybe consider it the cost of doing business...like shoplifting (which I was appalled to find exists in yarn stores too. That's why most stores don't display a full pair of socks, mittens, or gloves. They get stolen...
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And The Knitter Boys go WILD!
This past weekend on Saturday, we opened up registration for the 9th annual Men's Spring Knitting Retreat and the unthinkable happened. Retreat FULL Yes, we sold out the entire retreat in one day. There is usually a big rush of registrations on the first da...
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Welcome to a Very Queer 2016
I always like to say, I was queer before it was cool...perhaps I still am. Passing Fancies It seems that certain concepts can either be seen as new and novel and fresh, or scary and to be abhorred. Early on, when someone would find out I was gay, they'd eit...
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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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