Category Archives: knitting

Knitting: a handy hobby.

Smokey has a massager similar to this except that his has a motor in the shaft so that the tip of the crook vibrates. He has been using it on his knee in a sort of acupressure-ish way to relieve … Continue reading

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Bits and bobs.

It was surprising to me how many readers have family stories that involve a stuffed animal. Ninlouise’s story made me LOL. I guess those fluffy little critters are really important to us. * * * * * I have kinda … Continue reading

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FO Friday.

If these look familiar, it is because I made another pair exactly the same for a friend last month. What can I say? That yarn was perfect for both recipients. The only problem with these was that I grabbed the … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday.

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Knitter up! And, no good deed goes unpunished.

I am pleased to report that time and [nearly] a week of not knitting has largely cleared up my thumb joint issue. Can I get a big HURRAH! Although I had declared myself to be a non-knitter for a week, … Continue reading

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Things to do when you cannot knit.

  Wind yarn. Read. Play solitaire. Cry. (Haven’t done this one yet.) Clean the bathroom. (Ditto.) Still not knitting. It has been three whole days since I picked up the needles. Haven’t gone cray-cray… yet.

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Knitter down!

I have thanked my lucky stars many times over the years that I have not suffered any repetitive motion injuries. No carpal tunnel, no matter that I worked at a keyboard for 12 hours/day during tax season; no shoulder/elbow/wrist pain … Continue reading

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FO Friday: dishcloths FTW!

Last summer I got tired of stinky dishcloths. They get nasty so quickly, even in an air-conditioned house. So I broke out the Sugar ‘n’ Creme to replenish my stock. Sometimes, nothing will do but to knit a warshcloth…

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FO Friday: do I hear…?

Pattern: Underlying Structures by Jennifer Kirchenbauer. When I saw this pattern on MadameDafargeKnits, I knew I had to make it. Yarn: Plymouth DK Superwash, color 1131. Needles: US#5. As I said on the Ravelry page, I was fascinated immediately when … Continue reading

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FO Friday: yarnbombing the library.

One day last June I did this. Sadly, the finished piece was about 18″ too short to cover the entire top rail of the bike rack. Lots of yarn left, maybe by next June it will be done. * * … Continue reading

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