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A Time of New Beginnings

Usually the rush of “new beginnings” comes in early spring – trees budding, flowers blooming – but there are quite a few noteworthy new beginnings for me, here on this last day of January. I cast on for two new [...]

Reserving the Right

I reserve the right to completely change my mind. My plans were set for Project Spectrum’s first two-month span of knitting. Ambitious plans. (Remember? I am the girl with the plan…) Then, I saw Carrie’s blog. The wheels started turning [...]

Sesame Success

Pattern: Sesame Cardigan (Magknits August 2005) Designed by: Melissa Wherle Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Licorice (approximately 5.25 balls) Needles: Size US 6 circular needles Started: July 2006 / Finished: January 2007 –Alternate View –Button Band and Collar Detail [...]

Bite the Bullet

"Bite the Bullet": to do or accept something difficult or unpleasant. Etymology: based on the literal action of soldiers in the past who bit on bullets when they were operated on without drugs. …Maybe that is a little too strong. [...]

The Girl with the Plan

My early yarn-buying habits can only be described as willy nilly. I bought yarn with no purpose – pretty color or texture and it went right into my basket. I can only blame the idealism of my knitting youth – [...]