Month: June 2016

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Refined Knits

Refined Knits contains some lovely patterns, including this cabled beauty. This is not the kind of sweater you make because it would be a useful addition to your wardrobe or because it would be flattering, but because it would be […]

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Appropriate Number of Knitting Books

I don’t buy many knitting books nowadays. In part this is because I figure no knitting book is going to have something I don’t already have in my collection somewhere. In part it’s because I might already own enough. But […]

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Sick Day

I’m sick today. I worked in the morning, but accomplished so little that it seemed pointless. I ended up getting two blog posts written and talking on the phone with my daughters, and that was it. The rest of the […]

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Mental Habits

We hired a business coach for 90 days. Some of the others in the Mastermind group have done this and speak of it not only as a valuable thing to do but also as a normal thing to do. Our […]

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BREXIT

England has left the EU, and no one seems to know what’s going to happen next. The pound has lost a lot of heft against the dollar, so I am wondering whether it might not be a great time to […]

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6 More Months

Today it is six months from Christmas Eve. I used to work with a woman, the Poster Queen, who always announced on June 25th that it was six months till Christmas. I’m not sure what we were supposed to do […]

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One Row Lace

Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches. Knit one row. K4, work the pattern to the last 4 stitches, K4. The pattern stitch: *yo, k2tog, k 3*

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The Little Boy’s Quilt

The little boy’s quilt is applique with a scrappy pieced border. The Debbie Mumm pattern I started with had a solid panel with instructions to applique the motifs randomly onto the fabric. I know mine would not look good if […]