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Knitting baby clothes for my new grandson is so much fun!

January 2016 – My beautiful grandson has arrived!  Knitting baby clothes is SO much fun! Now I know why people love knitting baby clothes, blankets, outerwear – all of it!  I knit a ‘coming-home’ outfit before our newborn baby-to-be was born...

I’m An Emotional Knitter and Proud Of It!

I’m An Emotional Knitter and Proud Of It! I came to a realization yesterday –I’m an emotional knitter. I’ve never heard the term, so I checked with Mr. Google, and found an academic paper talking about a painting, “The Sock Knitter 1915”. The artist was...

My Mom is Knitting Again!

Broken Bones have Knit Together, and Now the Needles are Clicking Away I’ve  had a crazy couple of months.  The craziness started about 7 weeks ago with a call from my Dad saying that my Mom had taken a bad fall and they were on their way to the hospital.  I met them...
Living the Dream in Knitting-Land

Living the Dream in Knitting-Land

Knitting, knitting, knitting. I’m immersed.  I’m living in Knitting-Land.  Absolutely not complaining – I’m living the dream!! I’m sitting at my desk and there’s a skein of yarn, a random circular needle and an issue of Vogue Knitting Magazine.  Oh wait – that’s just...

Knitting – The Next Olympic Sport?

Yes, knitting at the Olympics (heck – there are enough knitters in the stands already that the Olympic organizers can’t have helped but notice us).  Think of the possibilities.   Only the best of the best compete.  The rest of us watch our knitting heroines and...

KNITTING AND STITCHING TEACH KEY LIFE SKILLS

Teachers are beginning to use knitting and stitching in the classroom. There have been reports of cross stitching being used to successfully change violent and disruptive behaviour in special schools. One head teacher said “The effect is instantaneous,...

The Royal Baby Blanket Screw-Up…

Actually, it was a royal screw-up of the baby blanket I’m knitting for a friend’s new grandbaby.  It happened while I was vacationing at a cottage on Bass Lake – beautiful, relaxing and close to Casino Rama for the rainy day – and much as I’d love to blame it on my...

Kate and William – Do we knit baby blanket or baby outfit?

As the world waits for news that Kate is in labour, we knitters wonder whether she and Prince William would prefer a knit baby blanket or a really cute sweater, dress or other piece of clothing?  And if it’s a cute hand knit outfit, then should it be in size 0 – 3...

Knitting Towards a Healthy Brain and Inner Peace

Research Shows Knitting to be a Healthy Pasttime Not exactly a blog (actually not a blog at all, LOL) but an interesting article about the benefits of knitting.  Just what I always suspected… world peace would indeed be achieved by teaching the world to knit. If...
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