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Marilyn Roberts
Works at The Knitting Curmudgeon Designs
Attended Montclair High School
Lives in Budd Lake, NJ
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Knitting Curmudgeon's Blog Year 13!
Best Quote I Heard All Day "Be always at War with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you, a better person."  - Benjamin Franklin Yeah, Ben, my beloved historical guy. And am so happy that I've been writing this blog since 2...
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Yarn Shops...Addiction!!
Best Quote I Heard All Day Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. --Mark Twain Going to yarn shops is damn fun! Mark Twain is my beloved author...reading his "Ad...
Best Quote I Heard All Day Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.--Mark Twain Going to yarn shops is damn fun! Mark Twain is my...
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Lace Stitch Pattern Designing
Best Quote I Heard All Day "Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works." --Steve Jobs, Cofounder, CEO, and Chairman of Apple Inc. My Lace Stitch Pattern Designing Lately la...
Best Quote I Heard All Day "Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works."--Steve Jobs, Cofounder, CEO, and Chairman of Apple Inc. My Lace ...
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Still Livin' Lacey Designing!
Best Quote I Heard All Day "One likes to believe that there is memory in the fingers; memory undeveloped, but still alive.” -- Elizabeth Zimmermann Yes, EZ always hit the truth. Back in 1983, right before I got that Assistant Knitting & Crochet Editor job a...
Best Quote I Heard All Day "One likes to believe that there is memory in the fingers; memory undeveloped, but still alive.” -- Elizabeth Zimmermann Yes, EZ always hit the truth. Back in 1983, right before I got that Assista...
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Lazy Lacy? NO!
Best Quote I Heard All Day "Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage." --Elizabeth Zimmerman Like I told my pal...
Best Quote I Heard All Day "Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage."--Elizabe...
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My Knitting History With Mommy
Best Quote I Heard All Day “As I get older, I just prefer to knit. ”  ―  Tracey Ullman These days, as I get older, knitting is my lifestyle. Marilyn's Knitting History Mommy taught me how to knit when I was 7 years old, due to my grabbing her knitting marke...
Best Quote I Heard All Day “As I get older, I just prefer to knit. ” ― Tracey Ullman These days, as I get older, knitting is my lifestyle. Marilyn's Knitting History Mommy taught me how to knit when I was 7 years old, due to...
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Cheaper Yarn for Designing These Days
Best Quote I Heard All Day “The more I see, the less I know for sure.” --John Lennon Yes, John! I've been hanging out in Michael's, searching for cheap stuff that I can use for designs that will be created for knitting beginners. Primarily, I have bought so...
Best Quote I Heard All Day “The more I see, the less I know for sure.” --John Lennon Yes, John! I've been hanging out in Michael's, searching for cheap stuff that I can use for designs that will be created for knitting beginn...
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Sock It to You...Next Book
Best Quote I Heard All Day "I hate writing, I love having written" --Dorothy Parker Last weekend, I went to New Hope PA, where my dear Dorothy Parker lived with her husband Alan Campbell, who was an actor at the Bucks County Playhouse. They lived in Bucks C...
Best Quote I Heard All Day "I hate writing, I love having written"--Dorothy Parker Last weekend, I went to New Hope PA, where my dear Dorothy Parker lived with her husband Alan Campbell, who was an actor at the Bucks County P...
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Rhinebeck...Back! NY Sheep & Fiber Love
Best Quote I Heard All Day "My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." Mark Twain Yes, Mark Twain! I was a crazy little kid, runniing away when Mom took me out. Back when my Grandma was going to Italy on the SS United States...
Best Quote I Heard All Day "My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." Mark Twain Yes, Mark Twain! I was a crazy little kid, runniing away when Mom took me out. Back when my Grandma was goin...
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Lazy Lacy? NO!
Best Quote I Heard All Day “Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.” --Elizabeth Zimmerman Beloved EZ. Back wh...
Best Quote I Heard All Day “Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.” --Elizabe...
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Fab Fiber Festivals!
Best Quote I Heard All Day "The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year." --Elvis Presly Had Elvis quit his singing and drug addiction, becoming a sheep breeder would have saved his life. HA! Big Fiber Festivals Fun Thi...
Best Quote I Heard All Day "The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year."--Elvis Presly Had Elvis quit his singing and drug addiction, becoming a sheep breeder would have saved his life...
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Fiberality Designs About to Start for Real
Best Quote I Heard All Day "Many estates are spent in the gettting, since women for tea forsake spinning and knitting, and men for punch forsake hewing and splitting" --Benjamin Franklin Yeah, my beloved history interest contains Ben Franklin. I'm a history...
Best Quote I Heard All Day "Many estates are spent in the gettting, since women for tea forsake spinning and knitting, and men for punch forsake hewing and splitting"--Benjamin Franklin Yeah, my beloved history interest conta...
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Technical Writer and Trainer
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  • The Knitting Curmudgeon Designs
    Designer, 2014 - present
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Currently
Budd Lake, NJ
Previously
North Arlington, NJ - Montclair, NJ - East Stroudsburg, PA - Rockaway, NJ - Wharton, NJ
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The Knitting Curmudgeon
Introduction
Besides being a dedicated fiber freak (knitter, spinner, novice weaver), I'm a writer/editor, occasional musician, and grandmother to two kids, The Knitting Curmudgeon is 12 years old. I still design knitting garments but am looking for a technical writer/trainer job. Am doing knitting designs that will be sold online.
Bragging rights
Former Assistant Knit/Crochet Editor at McCall's Needlework & Crafts, Knitting Editor at MacKnit, and other editor positions.
Education
  • Montclair High School
    1968
  • Wilson College
    French/English, 1968 - 1969
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Gender
Female
Other names
Marilyn Meyer, The Knitting Curmudgeon