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Stitches West 2015
This was my 6th year at Stitches West. It is such a comparison to my 1st Stitches West. The first was filled with classes everyday. The 2nd was 5 days of working the Intwined booth. This became the norm for Stitches West, Stitches East, Stitches South and S...
This was my 6th year at Stitches West. It is such a comparison to my 1st Stitches West. The first was filled with classes everyday. The 2nd was 5 days of working the Intwined booth. This became the norm for Stitches West, Stitches East, Stitches South and Stitches Midwest for the next few years.
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Epiphany
I have friends waiting for this day. For some it is the day they pack their trees away, the day wisemen visit, Russian Christmas... A friend is waiting for a visa today for traveling. Today I had phone calls, project editor, mentorship, and medical tests. T...
Today I had phone calls, project editor, mentorship, and medical tests. There was a moment of epiphany, I may actually be on the right track for the year. I might actually have a workable plan for a few months. Last year I went to a writing retreat, I signed up for classes, I bought journals and ...
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Knit-From-Stash KAL
I love sock
clubs. I participate in several, but they can get expensive. I have an abundance of Sock Yarn. 
Abundance. Abundance goes hand in
hand with gratitude or it just becomes a hoard. I love the knitting
community.  I am so grateful for all I
have lea...
Jacie found a wonderful idea for creating your own mystery sock of the month club. For this you will need 12 months of yarn, enough to make a pair of socks each month, about 100g depending on your foot size. Divide the yarn into 12 concealed packages, whether they are paper lunch sacks that you ...
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Last week, Julie from ChiaoGoo got in touch with me to see if I would do a giveaway for their new Interchangeable Sets.... and who can say no to giving you all the opportunity to win something I already bought, own and LOVE? So, I have one each of the new 4" TWIST and SPIN Small Interchangeable ...
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Tirzah
My child is 19. She is not longer that 18 year old baby, trying to be an adult. Now she is an adult. 5 months and she was home only 1 week. This is the new trend, "visits" home. 2 months and 1 week until the next visit. She is so happy. Living in the big ci...
My child is 19. She is not longer that 18 year old baby, trying to be an adult. Now she is an adult. 5 months and she was home only 1 week. This is the new trend, "visits" home. 2 months and 1 week until the next visit. She is so happy. Living in the big city, going to college, and working so ...
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What weekends?
The weekends are totally not time off. I try to shut down social media and we unplug the roku and any techie devices for Shabbat but there is still a rush and set up for services, Sat am, Sun am, Sun pm. This is his chosen profession, so I am along for the ...
The weekends are totally not time off. I try to shut down social media and we unplug the roku and any techie devices for Shabbat but there is still a rush and set up for services, Sat am, Sun am, Sun pm. This is his chosen profession, so I am along for the ride. 2 congregations are not easy.
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Sock Knitters Anonymous January Mock
What is a Mock? It is a mystery Sock. I am really blessed to be able to do this for January. SKA2015 January Mock The theme is Chagall's America windows in Chicago. Which of course have Chagall's amazing blues. The first clue is finished, the second clue is...
SKA2015 January Mock The theme is Chagall's America windows in Chicago. Which of course have Chagall's amazing blues. The first clue is finished, the second clue is up. Clue 1 Cuff, Holiday Yarns Muse and Cascade Heritage Black. Posted by Yarn Yenta at 9:55 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!
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NaKnitSweMo progress
wow, I am not having good sweater luck this month! The gorgeoous! Norah Gaughan I am making is massive. My daughter's is a size 36 and it fits me! My larger size is so massive! So I have frogged back to the arm divide and I am decreasing there, no added und...
wow, I am not having good sweater luck this month! The gorgeoous! Norah Gaughan I am making is massive. My daughter's is a size 36 and it fits me! My larger size is so massive! So I have frogged back to the arm divide and I am decreasing there, no added underarm sts.
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NaKniSweMo
National Knit a Sweater Month has begun! The beginning of the month had me finishing my Fading Lines sweater by JojiKnits, and ripping 8" out of my Merle sweater by Norah Gaughan, so I got a late start to this sweater project. Merle is sitting in a corner t...
National Knit a Sweater Month has begun! The beginning of the month had me finishing my Fading Lines sweater by JojiKnits, and ripping 8" out of my Merle sweater by Norah Gaughan, so I got a late start to this sweater project. Merle is sitting in a corner til i recake the yarn.
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Sukkah time
In the last couple of days the temperature has dropped from Summer temps to....54 degrees! that is about a 40 degree drop! BUT it brought RAIN! Just a tiny bit before the temperatures soared back up to 90. Being in a drought stricken area... (our resivour m...
In the last couple of days the temperature has dropped from Summer temps to....54 degrees! that is about a 40 degree drop! BUT it brought RAIN! Just a tiny bit before the temperatures soared back up to 90. Being in a drought stricken area... (our resivour made National Geographic as it is soooo ...
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daily routines
I totally fail at daily writing. I need to make it a requirement. This season has been difficult. All kinds of crazy health issues. This week seems over whelming. Currently we are doing some tests and looking at options available for our son. I think we are...
I totally fail at daily writing. I need to make it a requirement. This season has been difficult. All kinds of crazy health issues. This week seems over whelming. Currently we are doing some tests and looking at options available for our son. I think we are looking at surgery, maybe several.
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I could certainly use a release
Shmita literally means a year of release. This reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face. Not that I am running around in empathetic beatnik joints. :) What is release? 1. allow or enable to escape from confinement; set free. Liberate 2.allow (something) t...
At this time of year all vows and promises are released. That is why there are so many vow renewals following Yom Kippur. There could be a lot more healthy relationships if we did this more, especially grudge holding against those who may have broke a promise or a commitment....the release of ...
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