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When a knitter ultimately leaves her stash

On March 1,  I planned to blog all about Downton Abby and fashion and the parallels in 2016. Fresh from a fabulous holiday in the Grand Canyon with a day spent shopping, exploring and pool side lounging in Las Vegas, I was ready to move on to the next adventure. Was I...

Cowabunga II

Despite subzero temperatures last weekend, we stayed quite warm under Cowabunga II: Feline Party Wave. Do you remember that surfing cat fabric I picked up last year at City Quilter? Bought to create Kowabunga Karina? Well, I took apart the second baby quilt top and...

Knitting for my Fitbit Flex

The Fitbit Flex entered my life in August, 2014 as I trained for a half marathon. Sweet hub thought it would help me track mileage when we traveled. It was perfect for that! During the first 6 months, I wore the tracker while exercising, but when a college room mate...

I will resist #bangoutasweater, I will.

Corrections to my Master Knitter Level 3 are back. Wow! I had no idea it would be so quick. Let's not talk about that right now. Carefree rambling from one project to the next is a pleasure. Leading the Knit a Long at Sit and Knit for the Aidez sweater, knitting for a...

Seduced by Softwaves Magnum

One of the InStitches knitters brought Laura Irwin's Softwaves Magnum to class last week. Simple knitting, large needles, super bulky yarn... what more could you ask for? This was a great mindless knitting project that would result in an interesting addition to my...

Restocking the present shelf

Do you have a present shelf? The spot in the closet dedicated to last minute hostess gifts, birthday presents and things you just can't justify giving yourself so you buy it to give to others? At my house, the present shelf materialized while living in Italy. During...

How begin 2016? With whichever craft I please!

Blocks of quilting, knitting, mending, drawing and dreaming frame the early days of 2016. Soon I'll finish the second quilt in the Cowabunga Cat series. This one kind of got away from me. Originally, the second surfing cat quilt would also be a baby blanket. After the...

Back to Regular Curiousity

"Is there anything fragile, liquid, perishable, or potentially hazardous," the postal clerk asked before she smoothed the postage sticker onto my Large Priority Mail box. "Um, no." The corrections to my Master Knitter Level 3 portfolio are headed to my committee...

Oh baby, let me knit for you.

While I can easily resist adorable babies, resisting cute baby knitting patterns is much more challenging. Alas, my babies are much too old for quick knit sweaters and accessories. However, there are knit worthy parents on whom I would love to shower sweet baby knits....

Vicissitudes of Master Knitter corrections.

As the sailing season ends…. Fabulous wind: we're keeping up with the tug! @bostonsailingcenter #knitstagram #ravelry #zickzackscarf A photo posted by Alanna Nelson (@tactiletravels) on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:36pm PDT I return to Master Knitter corrections. Next up: the...