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New “Principles of Knitting” in November

Well, I'll be… something. The rumors of years have finally given way to truth.  A new version of "The Principles of Knitting" — for years, one of the most thorough knitting reference books out there — will be published in November.  (Just in time for Xmas!  Coincidence?  I think not.) According to Amazon, A treasured…

Two FO’s for Kim

I went to the post office today and mailed a couple of things. First, I sent off this little guy to my friend in New Zealand.  Many thanks to Bittersweet for posting the directions to make it.  He was fun and quick to knit, and came out just adorable — but he also ended up…

What (Else) Can You Do on Ravelry?

This week, Ravelry posted a message that they had the ONE MILLIONTH person join the website.  Wowsers!  Hooray!  Congrats Ravelry! Just in case you have been under a rock or something for a couple of years, and you haven’t heard of it — Ravelry is a unique free website for fiber lovers that was started…

Hat Trick!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have been knitting some hats at the request of a friend in New Zealand whose breast cancer has, unfortunately, returned. It was kind of cute:  in her email request, she actually offered to PAY me. Por. Favor. My personal knitting is not for sale.  I only…

Wonder of Wonders

OK, short version (because I want to get back to knitting) — but I can't resist sharing this, either. Friend in New Zealand has found out her breast cancer has come back.  Sucks incredibly.  Is going through chemo, and asked if I would knit her some hats. Gave her my Ravelry password (don't rat me…