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Valentine/Birthday Weekend All-in-all, a very busy weekend for knitting and family related aspects of my life Earflap CapThe finished hat came out great, but too

Changing Course Okay, here’s where you really get to see how I work. Jockstrap, Sweater Design Swatch, Earflap CapAs the Sister Sweater came to completion,

Global Knitting Knitting can make for a very small and comforting world. Marianne Isager I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, after my friend Kathy

The Design Process In trying to explain to Thaddeus what I was working on, I realized I have a very specific design process I use.

What a Pain This week sucked…what happened to my “gimme” life? Work was painful, and nothing seemed to go right. It required that I work

Knitted Gifts I’ve stopped giving knitted gifts at birthdays and Christmas because I find it focuses more of the attention on me, the giver, than

Back to Knitting After a brief foray in “Jerry Springer does Knit Blogging”, I’ll retire quickly back to less controversial subjects. But before I do,

Flaming I am definitely not a fan of confrontation. In most situations, I will avoid any type of awkward or uncomfortable situation. I hate when

Global Knitting I’m glad to say that knitting has served as a common language for me in countries around the world. Danish KnittingThanks to my

Knitting Stars There aren’t many stars in the knitting universe…so what does it take to make a name recognizable by almost all knitters? In the

Knitting Identity #15 from 100 Things About Me states: “I derive a significant amount of self worth from my job.” I identify as a Consultant…it’s

B.A.D. Hangover Now that Blogger Appreciation Day (B.A.D.) is over, I think I celebrated too much. Double Good NewsI headed over to my local yarn

Blogger Appreciation Day If I can declare knitting a sport as I did yesterday, then I can certainly declare a global holiday to honor bloggers.

Knitting as Sport As a male knitter, I’ve decided that knitting can now be elevated from the category of craft or hobby to an official

I’m just a girl who can’t say “no” I don’t know how I got hornswoggled into selling my knitwear at the Art/Craft show yesterday. Overall,

I’m a Barbie Girl… …life in plasic, it’s fantastic! Well, you know the song, but do you have the machine. That freakin’ Barbie has everything,

Lots and Lots of Stuff Today’s post has a lot of content, so buckle up poodles. Old TopicA kind blog reader (thanks Maribeth) sent me

Sweater Knock-Offs After I had completed published instructions for a few sweaters for Thaddeus and I, I realized a few things. 1. We wear the

Size Isn’t Everything At the speed of evolution, I enjoy the slow progress of knitting on small needles. Small Needle ProjectsI’ve always enjoyed working on

The Best Laid Plans… It appears that I’m about as good at predicting my own knitting as Cleo is (she’s not even Jamaican!). Knitting ProgressAfter

Whining Blog readers seem to respond with great zeal to whining, pet-peeves, annoyances, etc. A lot of the blogs I read describe things that they

And the Winner is… Both items I asked you to vote on last week came out with very clear cut answers. Thank you all for

Hand Knitting vs Machine Knitting I have to admit it…I’m a closet, repressed machine knitter. I’ve always been facinated by the fact that a human

Back to Work Tomorrow I head back to Baltimore to restart working after a two week hiatus…what an inconvenience to my knitting time. Voting continues

Decisions, Decisions I need your help to decide on two things. First which scarf should Wendy get (there are two choices) and second, now that

Male Knitting Observations As a man participating in a typically female craft, I have a few observations and stories: 1. I can’t tell you how

My First Sweater Doesn’t everyone have a “First Sweater” story? Well this is mine. Overall, it’s amazing how far I’ve come since that first attempt

One other thing… I forgot to mention that a baby gift for a co-worker/pal of mine still continues to be RAVED about. I made a

Christmas Knitting Complete! Despite the influx of mulitple new projects, I completed the last Christmas gift. As a last minute gift, I thought I could

Post Holiday Manic Knitting It’s amazing how quickly I come up with new projects now that most obligations are complete or nearing completion. I have

Vacation Knitting It’s amazing how much knitting I can get done when work doesn’t get in the way. Now that I’m off work until January

Purple Thing on the Niece Well, it turned out a little big (as you can plainly see)…but she likes her clothes long. She says she’ll

Christmas Giving Christmas time is always an enjoyable time for me. This year on the knitting front, I only had two handmade (or partially made

Knit Accomplis!! Unless there’s punishment or reward, I have no incentive to finish anything. I promised I wouldn’t post to my blog until I had

Knitted Sex Aids WARNING, WARNING – Crude content of an adult nature follows. Do not proceed if you thought Queer As Folk was too graphic.

My Knitting Life Today I’ve been a little disturbed at the tide of anti-Alice Starmore sentiment on the Knitlist lately. For those of you who

Reminiscing Ahh…the blush of a first love… That’s what I recall when I first starting seeing Kaffe’s designs. I was so enamored with his colors

Weekend Knitting It’s so difficult when you’re born without an ounce of self control. Even though I wanted to try and finish the Purple Thing

You Asked For It!!! Well you asked for progress pics…but before I post them, my readership helped me out in a way I wouldn’t have

Progress Pictures Okay, Okay, you all have convinced me. I will start putting up pictures of my current projects as they progress. Since I got

Short Work Week It’s great only working till Wednesday…I’ll have a lot of time to knit over the next four days. I’m just hoping the

Monday Doldrums Today starts a short work week for me…Monday to Thursday. I thought I’d start off by including a little non-knit material in my